This interesting little Shintō shrine on the edge of Gion contains one of the most peculiar objects we've encountered anywhere in Japan:...
Founded in 1202 by the monk Eisai, Kennin-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. It is an island of peace and calm on the border of the...
Gion Corner presents regularly scheduled shows that include a bit of tea ceremony, koto (Japanese zither) music, ikebana (art of flower...
Take an old Kyoto house, renovate it to make it comfortable for modern diners, serve reasonably priced and excellent kaiseki and you...
Gionkobu Kaburenjo, 570-2 Gionmachi-minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
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Presented by the Gion Kōbu geisha district, this is our favourite geisha dance in Kyoto. It’s a real stunner and the colourful images will remain with you long after the curtain falls. It’s held throughout April at the Gion Kōbu Kaburen-jō Theatre, on Hanami-kōji, just south of Shijō-dōri.