Geisha are traditional female entertainers in Japan. As the price for being entertained by a Geisha for an evening is quite expensive (several thousand USD for an evening), some may settle to only observe them in the street. In my opinion, one of the best place to see a Geisha is in the Gion district of Kyoto. Many Geisha establishments, luxury restaurants and tea houses are located in the area and therefore the chance of seeing Geisha head to a meeting is quite high. I highly advise to wander the streets of Gion around 6:30 PM and later to observe Geisha. I wandered through the streets for about one hour and a half and saw about 10 of them. Taking pictures is another story : Geisha walk surprisingly fast and look down most of the time so I advise to be very alert since you might have only a few seconds to get a good shot! If you want to know the name of the Geisha you have seen, posting your photos on Flickr might be useful. Many Geisha enthusiasts over there will enjoy identifying her for you!