The downtown where Kyoto in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi is representative in Gion and an entertainment district.
It is mixture of Buddhism and Shintoism, and current Yasaka-jinja Shrine held a very large precincts place to the Kamogawa whole area under the pretense of Gion Corporation before the Meiji era, but therefore names this neighborhood Gion. Originally Toriimae-cho faced the authority of Article 4, but developed to the north and south of the authority of Article 4 from Kamogawa to authority of Higashioro, Yasaka-jinja Shrine after the Meiji era.
There are south seat (Kabuki theater), Gion back part singing and dancing kneading on fire ground, Gion hall in the district that is Kyoto eminent red-light district (famous because there is a maiko). There are many bars, and the old feature moderated other than a teahouse, a restaurant, but culture and the tone in former times are remembered now like the following house of the lattice door.
It is appointed, and, in the district along Shirakawa, in the whole area to put the choice, a flower viewing alley of the southern part as an important traditional buildings preservation district of the countries, protection and utilization of the classic cityscape advance from the authority of northern Shimbashi to the historic scene maintenance arranging scenery district of Kyoto-shi.
In addition, a crossing of authority of Article 4 and Higashioro is "Gion" crossing (I often say "the Gion stone stairway bottom"). There is Gion bus stop of Keihan Bus near a crossing.
Visiting cause Yamashiro country Atago county Yasaka volost Yasaka, visiting Yasaka, Shimogyo-ku (to 1929 (1929)). In addition, in the Gion company (the House of feeling God) which the name was derived from, it was in this name because the Prince Susanoo of the enshrined deity was considered to be the guardian deity of the Buddhist temple.
Kyoto where good old Japanese culture is left everywhere. It was old, and Gion developed in that as Monzen-cho of Yasaka-jinja Shrine and, as Kyoto eminent red-light district (entertainment district), formed unique culture. Gion where taste like Kyoto is felt.
Gion Shimbashi traditional buildings preservation district.
It is an area appointed in the traditional buildings preservation district in Kyoto. It is lined with the way of the stone pavement and the houses in the town of the teahouse (the shop which can enjoy eating and drinking while appreciating dances of a geisha, a maiko) form by north and south approximately 100m, East-West approximately 160m, and a color is dark, and the refined taste of the red-light district of Kyoto stays. As for the chance to be able to meet you accidentally because it is the area that a maiko goes along well.
So that originally the area of "the Gion Shimbashi traditional buildings preservation district" was Monzen-cho of Yasaka-jinja Shrine, but it developed as a red-light district in the Edo era, and there was the teahouse of 500 for the heyday.
It features the building where I post a rim on the first floor in the lattice, the second floor and use "a bamboo blind". There is the value of seeing in the scene that a stone pavement and the houses in the town of the high quality teahouse style form a line beautifully.
Because there are many cafes using an old house in the town, in the neighborhood, how about dropping in in a break occasion? It is a recommended tourist attraction for the person who wants to enjoy a quality of Kyoto.
. If it is Gion sightseeing, please visit here. It is a bridge appearing in Shirakawa in "巽橋" suffering from the place where the east of Gion Shirakawa, Shimbashi Street and a Shirakawa south street intersect.
It is very famous as a spot symbolizing Gion. It is often used for the photography of the drama and cannot exclude the taking a ceremonial photograph in because it is an attractive place! In the outskirts, the tree of riverside willow and the house in the town with the lattice have the taste that seems to be Gion, and what an entertainment-related, take a walk through worship and the outskirts of the Shinto shrine called "the Tatsumi great gracious god" with the divine favor leisurely should be fun. The cherry tree of the riverside row of cherry blossom trees is in full glory if I come in spring and can enjoy the fantastic scenery of a cherry tree lighted up at night!