The Gion district is a very old part of Kyoto and full of traditional machiya houses.
Many of those wooden townhouses are over 100 years old. Some of them are turned into guesthouses and I recommend everyone to stay at least one or two nights at such a place. I really enjoyed the fascinating architecture, amazing service culture and friendly atmosphere during my stay.
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