Gion (祇園) – Kyoto, Japan

As we were walking toward the train station on our way to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, we spotted Gion across the river. Let me tell you i couldn’t wait for the last attraction of the day, we decided to do the farthest things first and sadly Gion was the closest. Later in the afternoon around 3pm, we made our way back to explore this culturally rich part of town. I really wish we would’ve gone sooner because the sun was setting as soon as we got there. We didn’t get much time to take pictures before it finally said goodbye.







Even though we didn’t get to see any Geisha’s Gion didn’t disappoint! I would gladly go back to Kyoto just to explore this area a little bit more 🙂

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • These photos are great! Gion is such a lovely area to wander around, I love exploring all the little streets. I have been a few times but have never seen a Geisha, maybe next time!

  • What a beautiful area! And not seeing a Geisha just means you'll have to head back another time!

  • I'm putting flea market on my list for next month. The Alameda Flea Market in the SF Bay Area is SO good, but it's only on the first Sunday of every month and I always miss it!