Gion (Geisha district)

Gion is a place where geiko (geisha) and maiko, apprentice geiko live. They are kimono-clad female entertainers. If you are very lucky, you may run into them in Gion. They usually perform at private parties but there are chances for visitors to watch their performance at theaters. Also, if you wish, we will guide you to a shop where you can change into either geiko or maiko costume.


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