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(Representative image) I spotted a pair of geisha from the bus (Representative image) This is probably what a geisha dance performance would look like The rickshaw stopped right next to this traditional Japanese garden As my guide points to something, I was admiring the colour co-ordination all around That's the Yasaka Pagoda my rickshaw guide was pointing to down that alley My rickshaw puller guide told me I was not allowed to get off the rickshaw I had to do it all in selfie mode- my rickshaw puller was not allowed to take pictures of me either Pleasant ride down a sakura (cherry blossom) line path along a canal in the Shirakawa area of Gion This tiny lane in Gion has featured in many films and tv serials Most people only seemed to be milling about at the entrance A glass of Chandon rose wine was refreshing Maruyama park was closed for refurbishment but I managed to get plenty of reflections My lunch in a traditional Japanese cafe- that soup was really good Lunch in a traditional Japanese cafe in Gion- I had to wait to get in The funky items on display in the cafe are also for sale By the time I returned later to take pictures of the lane, it was drizzling heavily I barely managed this one selfie in the celebrity lane through a lady with an umbrella A private tea garden- the owner brought in various tea types and planted them here Accommodations behind the geisha houses My second human powered rickshaw ride- this time in Kyoto My rickshaw puller guide points to something down the street My rickshaw puller guide winds up the tour with this selfie Another view of the pleasant sakura lined path in the Shirakawa district of Gion And yet another of my abortive selfies in Maruyama Although Maruyama park was closed, I loved taking pics of the reflections there There were still some tourists milling about near the cherry blossom viewing Hanami spot This group of schoolgirls has just emerged from their school in Gion Of course the iPhone gave better colours- wish I had shot in landscape format A selfie against a sakura (cherry blossom) tree in the Shirakawa area My rickshaw puller guide was a jolly fellow full of information
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 japan, kyoto, gion, geisha, tokyo, travel, maiko, geiko, japanese, house
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