Hanamikoji is located in the Gion district of Kyoto and is well known for its old streets. Geisha still live here today, and as night falls, tourists have a good chance of encountering one of Japan's living national treasures flitting past. The area has remained a stylish place ever since the Edo period, and it is one of the few places where geisha can still be seen.
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Walking along the road, feeling the style of the garden, unconsciously, has already reached the famous Huajian Road. "Flower see" means to enjoy flowers in Japanese, but there is no cherry blossom here, but the land of the old city.
From the Edo period, it is the most stylish flower street in Japan. It is also one of the few places where you can still see geisha. Huajian Xiaolu is the oldest famous flower street in Japan. It traverses the only area of the park from north to south and is also the essence of it. Starting from Yili Tea House, it is about a kilometer in length.
There are reservations for the buildings in the Edo period. There are high-end dining pavilions on both sides. The street lamps are lantern styles with flowers and streets. At night, the lights at the beginning of the night can also see the shadows of the dancers. All kinds of restaurants and performance venues on the trails are unique. In the evening, after passing through the flower path, it has already started to be lively. When night falls, red lanterns will light up in front of various izakayas, and it will be especially beautiful in the night.
In the Japanese-style house next to the flower road, I gradually lost my way. I was looking for a road to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. I looked at the small and messy roads on the map and I didn't know where to go. At this moment, suddenly the showers made us look awkward in the lost situation, but finally found the direction.
Huajian Xiaolu is 1.5 kilometers long. It has been a flower street since ancient times. Yes, it is the flower street you think of, or the most famous flower street in Kyoto. Whenever I start to enter the night, I will occasionally encounter an elegant geisha, and the disease department will take a shuttle to the hospital. Here, it is indeed the place where Kyoto is most likely to encounter real geisha. The red brick wall, the tea house and the high-level kiosk with wooden window doors, red lanterns hanging in front of the door, and the three connected (frontal) white beads printed on it are the marks of the Gion store. If the store has a geisha or maiko performance service, the lantern will be marked with the word "dancing", and the eponymous wooden nameplate will be hung outside the door.
There is a small road called Hualien Road. What a nice name is, but it is also crowded. When we walked, we deviated from the main road. The shops on the small roads next to it did not open the door. It is more suitable for us. The strong wind and the wind can only be realized in no one's place. It is not easy to find a few quiet alleys in such a crowded garden. There are small flower paths and vehicles. There are staff members who command traffic safety, although they are very crowded, but they are very orderly.
Gion Garden sees the path, which is the most prosperous street in Japan. When it comes to Kyoto, it will naturally associate with Gion, and it is also the location of the movie "Memoirs of Geisha". Both rows are Japanese architecture. A lot of young ladies wearing kimonos can't tell whether they are Japanese or tourists. They inadvertently see geisha walking on the raft holding a cosmetic bag, don't look back, and look back at the four seats.