Course for discovering traditional arts of Kyoto
１Keihan Line/Subway Tozai Line Sanjo Sta.
This is a popular photo spot to show that you have been to Gion. Wheelchair users can get a great view of the river from the bridge. And, if you are lucky, you may seem some carp swimming in the river. Cross the bridge and move into the narrow lane, continue to the end and then turn left.
４Yasaka Hall : Gion Corner
The formal name of this temple is Rengeoin Temple. Shogun Kiyomori built it in the Heian period, and gifted it to Goshirakawahouou (ex-emperor a nd later a monk).
This temple was established by Eisaizenji upon returning to Japan from Sung China in the Muromachi period (1333-1573). It was the first Zen temple in Kyoto. Eisai is famous for introducing tea and the preparation method to Japan.
|Rokudo Chinno-ji Temple|
Known affectionately as "Rokudo-san". This temple belongs to t he Kenni-ji school of the Rinzai sect. The w ell h ere i s w ell known as the one that Ono Takamura used to access the underworld.
One street east of Kawabata-dori, this little lane does not get many tourists stepping into to it and it is narrower than Hanamikoji, but, come dusk, the geisha and maiko of M iyagawa-cho tread to and frot hrough h ere, a dding a real geisha quarter touch.
Pop out on to Kawabata-dori from Miyagawa-cho, and go north until you reach the Minamiza Theater. Back in Edo times, some seven theaters had licenses to operate in this area, but now just the Minamiza Theater remains. And, it stands across from the No. 2 entrance to the Keihan Gion Shijo Station.
８Keihan Gion Shijo Sta.