Yasaka shrine, sakura and o-hanami (Yasaka-jinja 八坂神社)

Located next to the Gion district (Gion at night;Geisha;Gion in daytime) the Yasaka shrine is very lively in sakura season, filled with vendors of Japanese street food. There, you find people eating, drinking and having lots of fun under the Sakura trees (Cherry blossoms). If you are lucky, you might even see a Geisha entertaining her customers.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Gionmachi Kitagawa
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Gion in the evening

The Gion district is one of the best places to see Geisha and Maiko. On this particular visit, I did not see any Geisha on the street so I made my way to the Yasaka Shrine. This area of Kyoto is well known for its nightlife with restaurants and Izakayas.

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Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Gionmachi Kitagawa
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Yasaka shrine by night (Yasaka-jinja,八坂神社)

I stumbled upon this shrine while walking in Gion, the famous district where one can observe Geishas in Kyoto. I was definitely impressed by the atmosphere created by all the lanterns. I really recommend to visit if you happen to be around, especially in the evening.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Gionmachi Kitagawa
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