Last week we went to Gion district in Kyoto for the third time (as the first two times it started raining) in the hope of accidently bumping into a geisha or being served by a maiko. Gion (祇園) is Kyoto’s most famous geisha district.It is filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya(お茶屋) where geisha(芸者) and maiko(舞子 or 舞妓) entertain. Gion attracts tourists with its high concentration of traditional wooden machiya merchant houses. The most popular area of Gion is Hanami-koji Street from Shijo Avenue to Kenninji Temple. A nice (and expensive) place to dine, the street and its side alleys are lined with preserved machiya houses many of which now function as restaurants, serving Kyoto style kaiseki ryori (Japanese haute cuisine) and other types of local and international meals. We went there in the evening, hung around there for 2-3 hours but didn’t spot any geisha.Also most of the restaurants open for dinner which was a let down:(( We couldn’t find any coffee shop with an English menu so we landed up at Noen (again) and had some ham-toast and coffee there. After that we strolled around Kawaramachi area which is filled with lively shops and restaurants and ended up having Gogigui for dinner at Matsuya Yakiniku Sute-ki at Mosaic Dining@Kyoto 0101. We ordered sausages, thin sliced pork ribs and two portions of galbi. Well frankly I don’t find any difference between Japanese yakiniku(焼き肉) and the Korean barbecue..if you guys know of any do let me know..

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Dress – H&M, $ 26, 2012;
Shirt – Bershka, $ 40, 2012;
Shoes  – Converse, $ 24, 2008;
Bag – GU, $ 20, 2013;
Sunglasses  -Natural Beauty Basic, $ 10(on Sale), 2013;
Watch  -Marc Jacobs, gift, 2013;
Earrings – Before the Boom, $ 14$, 2013;
Cuff – Forever 21, $ 8, 2013;

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