We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
"Zen Temple with famous art and a relaxing, calm environment."
reviewed 1 week ago by lucem808
The first time I came here, it was highly recommended, and sadly, I didn't read the translation correctly--they showed a camera with a red-X, so I thought it was one of the famous temples with no photography, so I left. This time, I came with a friend, and he told me they do not allow photo shoots inside. (As another...
Cate Waraku has a rude racist proprietor.
She is completely lacking in compassion, and unwilling to help a sick person.
The only way to get her help is to buy from her coffee shop - even though we'd just left the adjoining museum from which she gets lots of her business.
So we struggled further down Gion, where someone was...
We have been coming to this restaurant for the second time and once we visited Japan again there was no hesitation to visit tavern again. Food is great, especially okonomiyaki with seafood and wagyu beef steak. Hideki & Naoko are great hosts! And as a bonus we listened to amazing guitar play :-)
Ookini! Until next time!
My husband and I went here for lunc to have our first ever kobe beef experience. We ended up ordering a mouriyama beef and Kobe beef. The were both just delicious! The chef cooked it right in front of us and gave us suggestions on how to season the meat to enjoy it best. The mouriyama beef really took us...
A tiny and typical restaurant in Gion district. We tried the "popular collection course meals" and no better choice to taste their best dishes, we highly recommend it! The staff is super friendly and if possible seat in the bar station to have a direct view in front of the cooking station.
If you are looking for an incredible experience with amazing hospitality and an ideal location in the heart of Kyoto’s Gion District- this is the place. We just departed after a three night stay with my wife and three boys (ages 15, 12 and 9). The property is extremely well maintained and Tomoko-san and the rest of the ladies provided...
Service is their motto. I have never had better service or help,
whatever you need they provide. Each night they give you a map of where you are going for dinner and for your activity the next day including pictures.
Breakfast and happy hours were great and plentiful. Also tea and drinks are provided when you come home at night....
We took this as an additional night on our trip to JApan, what a night, traditional japanese food, sleeping on futons, breakafst in the room on little japanese tables, a must whilst visisting Kyoto. Dress for dinner in Kimonos.
I've been here almost one week, my upper capsule was always clean and comfortable. They provide EVERYTHING, you don't need to bring shampoo or toothbrush and towels as they have everything. They provide a special pajama to wear inside the capsule hotel. Staff is very nice and available to help, very good willing to do the best for you. Much...
We stayed in the western room and wish we would have opted for the traditional room. Room was nothing special. No tea service offered. Japanese bath was small but nice to have. Easy 3 minute walk to Gion area.