Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located in the city center around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west.  This is where you're likely to see a real life Geisha heading to work.

Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located in the city center around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. This is where you're likely to see a real life Geisha heading to work.

Cherry blossom, Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan. Amazing! I want to visit Japan soooooo bad! Maybe even study there in college!

Cherry blossom, Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan. Amazing! I want to visit Japan soooooo bad! Maybe even study there in college!

Night view of Namba Parks, Osaka, Japan | The Jerde Partnership なんばパークス

Namba Parks / The Jerde Partnership

Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan - see in Kyoto in spring

The History of the Japanese Fan Dance

Temple Entry, Japan. This reminds me of a book I'm reading - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Temple Entry, Japan. This reminds me of a book I'm reading - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Sakura blossoms overlooking Yoshino, Japan • photo: Paul Hillier on Flickr http://www.jetsetterjess.com/

Sakura blossoms overlooking Yoshino, Japan • photo: Paul Hillier on Flickr http://www.jetsetterjess.com/

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