- Gion is a representative shopping and entertainment district in Kyoto. Gion developed as a temple town of Yasaka Shrine along Shijo-dori from the Kamogawa River to Todaiji-dori/Yasaka Shrine. It is one of Kyotofs few entertainment districts (famous for its maiko), and with its rows of lattice gate houses, is an area which is said to feel most like Kyoto. The northern area extending along Shinbashi-dori to Shirakawa has been designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings, and the southern region surrounding Hanamikoji has been designated as one of Kyoto cityfs Historic Environment and Town Development districts. The traditional cityscape is still existent today. Gion Shinmonso, located 1 minutefs walk from this Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings,is a Japanese-style hotel providing guests with the opportunity to appreciate the flavor of Gion and Kyotofs traditional ambiance.
- Situated 5 minutes by foot to Yasaka Shrine and 8 minutes by foot to Kenniji Temple, we are perfectly located for pleasant strolls into Higashiyama(Kyotofs eastern hills) and Kodaiji and Kiyomizudera temples. We are also only 10 minutes walk to Kyotofs number one shopping and entertainment district, Shijo-Kawaramachi. There are bus stops and train stations located nearby providing convenient access to Kyotofs major tourist attractions.
Kyoto Ryokan Gion Shinmonso
hanamikohji shinmonmae higashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan