Kyoto Zouyuan's Huajian Trail, Kyoto's most windy and snowy place, is also a famous geisha red light district in Kyoto. This mysterious path across the garden area is an ancient and famous flower street in Japan. The whole length of the road is about 1000 meters. There are many modern pubs and clubs in the north, but the southern section is a rare traditional flower street in Japan. In Japanese, it means to appreciate flowers. In the old days of Japan, it was the land of wind and moon in Kyoto. Huajian Avenue has been the most stylish flower-seeking street in Japan since the Edo era. When you step into the stone paved flower paths, you can see a delicate, curtained wine house. On both sides of the trail, many high-grade kiosks with bamboo fences and red walls are specially designed for Huaishi Stone. Usually, geisha entertainment programs are arranged. During the day, it is very quiet, and you can often see geishas or dancers (apprentices of geishas) who are trampling on wooden clogs and rushing to their appointments. The level of geisha can be seen from their clothes, which can be confirmed by the description of their life in Kyoto. When night falls, red lanterns will be lit in front of the doors of all kinds of wine houses, especially in the night. You can enjoy Japanese cuisine and geisha performances at the same time. It's still expensive. Sometimes the beautiful Japanese women you see may not be real geishas, but tourists, or ordinary Japanese women with good families. Real geisha is not necessarily to cater to your and my tastes. The Geisha in the movies are terribly dressed.
There is a small road called Huajian Road. It's a beautiful name, but it's also crowded. When we walk, we deviate from the main road. The shops on the side roads are not open. This kind of place is more suitable for us. The strong sunny wind can only be felt in a place where nobody else can. It's not easy to find some quiet alleys in such a crowded garden. Small flower paths, as well as vehicles, there are staff at the roadside who are directing traffic safety. Although it's crowded, it's very orderly.
Huajian Avenue is the oldest and most famous flower street in Japan. It runs north and south across the garden area and is also the essence of this area. Starting from the Lili Teahouse, it is about 1000 meters long. It retains the residential buildings of the Edo period. It is also one of the scenic spots of the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" where Geisha can't be touched at all. The people wearing kimonos are tourists.
The legendary place where geisha can be met occasionally, geisha did not meet, but there are many tourists dressed in kimonos. We went in the evening. The setting sun shines on the Japanese wooden house. It's very charming. If we go in the evening, we will surely have another artistic conception.
Walking down the subway to Huamei Road, there are shops on both sides of the way, which are quite distinctive and suitable for browsing. There are also some scenic spots along Huamei Road, because they are not interested in Japanese temples, so they did not go in. But walking all the way, the buildings along the way are very distinctive. The road is almost spotless. Later, local residents washed the ground with water pipes. It suddenly dawned on me.
Huajian Avenue is the most famous classical street in Kyoto. The major international stores on both sides of the street specialize in Japanese architecture. Coffee shops also have a different flavor. You can sit down when you are tired of shopping. There are also several Michelin restaurants in the street.
I always feel I can touch the old Japanese atmosphere here. Whether geisha or Huai Shi cuisine, walking on Shiping road, enjoying the sunshine, gentle breeze, lazy and not only body, but also heart. There is also an impromptu lyric - "untitled" to stay when the sunset departs, flowers see the smoke and rain building on the path; red lights, low eyebrows bow; chant the wind, tear mourn rest; how flowers and leaves live on the other side, Shiping cherry rain falls away sad.
Flower to see the path, a not long but full of strong "Japanese flavor" of the path. Huajian Avenue has been the most stylish place in Japan since the Edo era. It is also one of the few places where geisha can be seen at present. By the way, Kyoto is not big, and the traffic in the city usually depends on buses. I recommend that you buy "one-day bus ticket" and take the bus unlimited in one day, which is very convenient.