Gion Shirakawa [KYOTO / JAPAN]
A typical scenery of the streets of Kyoto Shirakawa Among the various old Japanese streets of Kyoto, Gion Shirakawa is the most representative. The stone paved streets, bridges and flowing waters, and occasional scenery of geishas passing through wooden machiyas are seen from ancient times till today. The beautiful cherry blossoms are even more enchanting at night when the lights are lit. Gion Shirakawa is a popular location to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Kyoto.
- Cherry Blossom
- Night View
Kyoto Gion: filled with stone-paved roads, wooden houses and Japanese restaurants
Throughout the Gion Shirakawa area, Japanese restaurants and traditional wooden machiyas are seen everywhere. On the opposite side of the stone paved paths are sceneries of both shores of Shirakawa. Various Japanese TV shows and movies are shot on this location, especially those with a background of Kyoto.
The views of cherry blossoms on the shore of Shirakawa, decorated with Spring sceneries of Kyoto
Shirakawa is surrounded by Japanese restaurants and cherry tress. Each spring, the cherry blossoms bloom and brighten up the ancient city of Kyoto. Enjoy the extreme Kyoto atmosphere with the national flower of Japan. Do not hurry off a night. The lights that are specially designed according to the cherry blossoms opens up a completely different scenery compared with daytime.
Cherry blossom season: April
The shrines that are loved by geishas and kabukis
The Tatsumi Shrine is located in Shirakawa and frequently visited by geishas and kabukis, wishing for excelling in their art skills. The tall trees surrounding the shrine are filled with cherry blossoms in spring, delicately guarding over the dreams and wishes of pretty girls.