Some History: A district in the Higashiyama Ward in the east of Kyoto City. It had initially appeared as a market before Yasaka Shrine, then developed as a brothel quarter during Edo period. It has now become a popular entertainment area with bars and geisha establishments.
Location: Gion Shinmonso, Kyoto, Japan
Access: Gion can be reached by bus from Kyoto Station in about 20 minutes. Take number 100 and 206 and get off at Gion bus stop. The closest train stations are Shijo Station on the Keihan Line and Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
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