Gion

4 Important Kyoto Travel Passes you Need to Know About Before You Travel

There are so many areas which are really worth the visit in Japan and there are so many different things to do. Out of all of Japan’s destinations and attractions, Kyoto (京都) is one of the best cities to visit. The best way to explore Kyoto to get to major spots in one day is…

The Ultimate Travelers’ Guide to Getting the Most Out of Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station (京都駅) is a major transportation hub, especially for foreign tourists who come to Japan. It is a terminal station housed in one of Japan’s biggest buildings, and it consists of numerous shinkansen (bullet trains; 新幹線), buses, trains and other types of transportation. Besides this, it has numerous restaurants, shops, and other facilities. If…

Come to Kyoto in April to See the Beautiful Geisha Dance

Japan’s geisha have a well-known reputation around the world as entertainers who are competent artists of many art forms. However, in the past, it wasn’t often that foreigners got to see them perform. They were only seen performing at small places such as tea houses, but this is no longer the case now. Kyoto’s geisha…

A Great Two-Day Itinerary to Experience the Magic of Kyoto!

Kyoto is lined with old rustic streets which give it a charming but almost a slightly melancholic feel to it too. It was the old imperial capital for more than a millennium before Tokyo took over in 1868. It is located in Honshu, the center island of Japan and although, Kyoto is the name of…

Gion Odori, Traditional Japanese Autumn Dance of Geisha

One of the traditional dances you can enjoy in Kyoto during the fall season is Gion Odori. Odori means dance, while Gion is a very popular Geisha district in Kyoto. In fact, in the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, most of the settings take place in Gion. kyoto-seikakumiai.com/ Gion Odori is an…

Finding the Ever-Elusive Geisha in Kyoto

When people think of Japan, one of the first things that comes to mind for a lot of people is of course Geisha. You know, the famously elegant Japanese ladies with their painted faces and flowing Kimonos. But many people don’t know where to look for them once they get to Japan. Author’s photo In…

What’s the Difference Between a Geisha, a Maiko, and a Geiko?

Geishas and maikos are world famous for being some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese culture. These beautiful entertainers have been around for centuries as performers, who now continue to entertain guests with dancing, music, games, pouring drinks, and enlightening conversation. The art of being a geisha is something that is still practiced today…

The 3 Biggest Summer Festivals of Japan

Matsuri are conducted year round in Japan and are celebrated for many different reasons. Originally matsuri were religious celebrations to pray to the Gods for a good harvest or to ward of disasters such as earthquakes or fire. Today matsuri are still widely celebrated across the whole of Japan but are more than just religious…
Page 1 of 212