#northasia #japan: The Classical Gion District of Kyoto

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There is something definitely mysterious about Gion... The existence of the Geishas and Maikos is only one part of that perspective.  With the art schools secretly running behind closed doors, Gion is a closed world with a mysterious demure only few could afford to explore. Probably many of us wonder, how and where could the elegant ...

#northasia #japan: Gingakuji Silver Pavillion, Kyoto

This place is reachable in 30 minutes by cycling destination from the city centre in the Higashiyama hilly area (north of Gion), near the Philosophers Path route. This pavilion has a lush green garden and looks even more beautiful in Spring or Fall.  Entrance is by a fee of 500 Yen. Gingakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion), isn't really ...