Japan Kyoto . 日本.京都 Gion 傍晚時的祇園.白川南通 DSC_7551 by 銘俊 on Flickr - Gion is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan
Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan and one of the greatest. Traditional rituals and events related to this amazing festival are held throughout the month of July in Kyoto. Experience this year's Gion Festival and come and taste the wonders of Kyoto's history, craft and music traditions.