Gion (祇園, ぎおん) is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine (Gion 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. The term Gion is related to Jetavana.
Went here for the 10 minutes show for about $15/person. Was a nice performance. Don't have much basis for comparison. 2 Geisha dance in front of a room full of people. Its kind of nice if you happen to catch it since it's relatively quick performance in case your not sure if you want to see a longer show.
Beautiful and traditional area that gives you a real sense of historical Japan, especially when seeing geisha on their way to various engagements. The area is extremely well kept and clean. Very popular amongst tourists but absolutely worth the visit for the performances, tea rooms and multitude of merchants.
Beautiful area full of history and stunning buildings. The area was absolutely packed with tourists but we were still very happy that we chose to visit. Several tourists dressed in Kimonos and a few genuine Geisha's in the area which was fun and interesting to see. Several small restaurants however the prices are somewhat higher due to the location! Would recommend if you're looking for an interesting stroll.
Great experience to walk on the traditional looking streets. Lots of tourists and locals dressed in traditional clothes add to the atmosphere. There are lots of restaurants and cafes around. Take a chance at a random alley and you may be surprised - in a good way. Lots of shops around too. Very good for every type of traveler, from the lonely to the family.
A great way to experience a number of traditional Japanese arts in one event. The program isn't too long and it's best to arrive early to get the best seating. Especially enjoyed seeing the geisha dance, without an exorbitant fee. Very much worth a visit when travelling to Kyoto!