Experience the Alluring Dance of Gion, Japan
Since a long time ago, Gion had appeared as one of the most exclusive and important districts in the city of Kyoto. It was built as a city to accommodate the people who visit Yasaka Shrine. The district itself gained its popularity from the old culture of Geisha performance, which is preserved from generation to generation.
District of Culture and Tradition
Established in the middle age of Japanese history, the city offers various stunning architectures that are really beautiful. Strolling around in the city, walking through the narrow alleys beside the buildings will lead you to a relaxing afternoon in tea houses that you can easily found. Moreover, sipping your traditional hot Japanese tea with the amazing performance from Geisha and a very delightful dinner is indeed a very interesting experience to see, isn’t it?
Besides Geiko, which is the local utterance of Geisha, the city of Gion also offers you another legendary performance of Japanese culture. In the middle of the city, you can go to Minamiza Kabuki Theater, where you will be enchanted by the classical dance of Kabuki. Born in early 17th century, Kabuki is extraordinary performance that comes from Kyoto. Moreover, Minamiza Theater is one of theaters which show this dance performance in the city. The trip to Gion is also a trip of flavor. Besides offers traditional restaurant with authentic Kyoto food and teahouses, the city also presents a very interesting scene in sweets and candies. There are several shops and patisseries where you can eat vodka biscuits and original Japanese Matcha ice cream.
Exclusive Place with an Exclusive Price
In order to plan your visit to the city of Gion, it is better for you to accommodate a quite huge amount of money. Starting from the cost for rooms and hotels, the city offers us a range for $120 – $400 per night. This price is relatively higher to the price of stay per night in other bigger cities. To go to Gion from Jakarta, Indonesia, you have to take the flight from Jakarta to Kyoto. The round trip ticket to the city will cost around $700.
Concerning the living price of the city, including food and transportation, it is recommended for you to prepare around $1200 for a 3-day trip in the city. Since the position of the city is quite in the middle of the country, you can easily wander around in other big cities such as Osaka and Tokyo. You can go to those cities with trains, bullet trains as well as planes.
At last, Gion is a very nice city to visit. Not only that it offers you a nice experience of traditional restaurants and tea houses, this city also preserved an old traditional performance of Geisha and Kabuki dance. Those cultural performances are really important not only in the history if Japan, but also the history of the world. Even though you have to prepare quite a lot of money in your pocket to travel to Gion, this place is surely a nice pick to get to know
Pictures of Gion
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