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Gion District

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Gion is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan.
"Gion Matsuri" is a large festival held by Yasaka-jinja Shrine with over 30 events in the month of July. The origin of this festival was a religious ritual to calm the plague that spread all over the country in 869.
Geiko and Maiko, or apprentice Geisha, are female entertainers who wear elegant and intricate traditional dress. They entertain at elite ocha-ya, or "teahouses", where they sing, dance, and play traditional instruments to entertain their patrons.
This temple was founded by a monk who brought many different types of tea from China. In the compound stands a stone monument with the word "Tea monument" written in kanji.
.Long connected with the Kyoto Geisha community centered in the nearby Gion District, Yasaka-jinja Shrine is a bustling, colorful and pleasant downtown shrine that lies at the heart of much of Kyoto's festive tradition.
(Kyoto Nishiki Food Market)..Ever since the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1558-1600), this area has served as the kitchen of Kyoto. 
Shijo Street runs through the famous Gion entertainment district. You'll be sure to find plenty of geisha houses and other traditional shops. Explore stores offering macha (bitter green tea) sweets, traditional confectionary, and kimono accessories all concentrated on the one street that truly captures the essence of Kyoto. 

170 hotels with availability near Gion District Street

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hotels near Kyoto JR/Subway Station
Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel  

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel  enjoys a prime setting in a tranquil environment, ensuring absolute relaxation in the heart of Kyoto.

Ryokan

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Ryokan Inn Yoshida-sanso
Ryokan Inn Yoshida-sanso, located in Higashiyama / Gion, Kyoto, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. 

Hostels

Hostel Haruya Book
Built in 1900, Hostel Haruya Book 
Built in 1900, Hostel Haruya Book is a distinct addition to Kyoto and a smart choice for travelers. Situated only 4 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. 
「Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner」is an easy-to-use free search application offering information on available routes, timetables and fares for city buses and rail services in Kyoto City, simply by entering point of departure and destination.

 

170 hotels with availability near Gion District Street

Hotel

hotels near Kyoto JR/Subway Station
Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel  

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel  enjoys a prime setting in a tranquil environment, ensuring absolute relaxation in the heart of Kyoto. 

Ryokan

Jeugiya
Jeugiya
A 5-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station, Yasaka Shrine and Chion-In Temple will bring you to Jeugiya, a Japanese-style holiday home located in a quiet residential area of central Kyoto. The entire house can be rented by 1 group with up to 4 guests. A garden, free WiFi access, a Western dining area and grocery delivery service are all on offer here. Jeguiya features a serene Japanese interior with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. There’s also a seating area with modern lounging chairs, while amenities include a TV with satellite channels, a fridge and an electric kettle. The house includes a modern toilet and a bathroom with a wooden bathtub. 

Hostels

Hostel Haruya Book
Built in 1900, Hostel Haruya Book 
Built in 1900, Hostel Haruya Book is a distinct addition to Kyoto and a smart choice for travelers. Situated only 4 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities.  

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