August 08, 2008

Gion in Kyoto

My business trip also took me to Kyoto and on Tuesday I had a couple of free hours to look around Gion and take a few snaps.

Gion has a lot of well-preserved old style Japanese buildings concentrated in a small area.
A noren, which is a kind of entrance curtain. When the noren is out, you know a shop is open for business.
Gion is one of the few places in Japan you can see maiko, which are like apprentice geisha, on a daily basis.
Buddhist monks on their way to a temple.

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