A walk through the Gion district (Photo: Komal Khiani)

Kyoto's Gion District

Street art, architecture and kimonos

Komal Khiani   - 1 min read

Gion, also known as the geisha district, is a popular tourist spot in Kyoto City. The main attraction of this area is Hanami-koji street which still has a lot of traditional wooden houses. These houses now function as restaurants, teahouses (ocha-ya) where guests are entertained by geiko or maiko, which you'll hardly find anywhere else. A short walk through the Gion district with a glimpse of traditional Japan and a visit to a teahouse should be on the top of your list when visiting Kyoto.

Komal Khiani

Komal Khiani @komal.khiani

A travelaholic and a photographer, I believe that travel broadens one's view towards the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting new people from other communities and other countries, exploring new places is something that inspires me everyday.