Japan, Kyoto Guide (B): Kyoto in a Day - The Geisha District

Kyoto in a Day - The Geisha District
Japan is full of variety and diverse social norms, everywhere you go you’ll find eccentricity and encouraged individuality which is always refreshing to see. However, Kyoto is a place of tradition. Once the capital of Japan, the history of Kyoto dates back thousands of years, yet the evidence of its past is still vivid and vivacious – through colourful shrines, temples and castles scattered throughout the stunning city. The Geisha District in Kyoto is oozing this tradition, and there is no better place to discover the beautiful culture of Japan.

“a cultural concoction of traditional and contemporary eccentricities”

I spent my time exploring the unique characteristics that stand to Kyoto and why it’s individually, one of the most iconic and significant representations of tradition in Japan and it’s vastly vibrant past. Japan is a country of quality, development and modern mannerisms that have swept through the streets leaving a cultural concoction of traditional and contemporary eccentricities that need to be indulged in. Kyoto has become a place of fascination to the western world since Hollywood movies have been made depicting a glamorous life of Geisha, traditional female Japanese entertainers. (Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel turned movie, both highly recommended) The tradition has been left behind in most parts of the fast paced developing country, but not in Kyoto, the heart of Japan’s Geisha world.

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Guide Name: Kyoto in a Day - The Geisha District
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Fushimi Inari Shrine   Yasaka Jinja Shrine   Maruyama Park   Kodai-Ji Temple   Yasaka Pagoda   Kiyomizudera Temple   National Museum of Kyoto   Sanjusangendo Temple  
Author: Elaina O' Brien
Read it on author's website: http://www.nomadventura.com/destinations/asia/japan-2/kyoto-1-day-itinerary-the-geisha-district/

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