Must-see Geisha Districts in Kyoto

Must-see Geisha Districts in Kyoto

Kyoto is considered the most traditional Japanese city. As the former capital of Japan, it played an important role in the country's history. With a population of more than 1.5 million inhabitants, it is still a significant city. Nowadays, besides Kanagawa and Tokyo, it is one of the most important cities with a geisha population. Gion is clearly the most popular geisha district in Kyoto, but it is important to mention the other districts too. Other hanamachi, like Pontocho, Kamishichiken... [ read more ]

Best Chaya Districts in Kanazawa

Best Chaya Districts in Kanazawa

Chaya is a typical Japanese place: it is a kind of restaurant where the visitors are entertained by Geisha. These female entertainers are the hostesses of a chaya and they perform singing and dancing. A geisha is always wearing makeup: their face is painted white (with rice powder), red lipstick on their lips and the eyes are emphasized with black paint. Kanazawa is a city famous for its Chaya districts. Besides Kyoto, it is one of the most popular cities where Geisha houses are to be ... [ read more ]