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Gion District

36 Nagitsuji Nishiuracho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Kyoto's most charming central neighborhood is filled with tiny wooden townhouses (machiyass), which line the ancient streets and have glowing paper lanterns hanging beside their front doors. If you’re lucky you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful, elaborately dressed geishas or maikos, many of whom live in this neighborhood.

Written by Pamela Murdoch

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