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.
The architecture is worth the visit ... ancient house on a very scenic creek. Lots of different small rooms with vintage jewelry , kimonos, and pottery. Very popular restaurant as well.
Truly beautiful !!!
It was very hot day, and waiting time was 1.5hours. The waiting system was incredibly smart! They make us a ticket when you arrive, and they will let you know when it’s open by apps. However foods was just ok unfortunately, and tea was disappointed.
Loved it! A great place to pick up authentic pieces with a modern twist. The staff are lovely and there is a coffee/tea shop attached. It is in the prettiest area of Gion and so was really popular. I bought pottery and was flying home...More
Stumbled on, noting lovely entrance bridge and line of locals just before 11 AM in a Sunday. Truly stunningly beautiful dishes, as delicious (Oishidesu) as they look. Oh, and great tea, too.
1 Thank Jeff B
View more reviews
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.