Pontocho: Kyoto's Enchanting Alley of Dining, Entertainment, and Geisha Culture

  • Published on : 28/02/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled along the western bank of the Kamogawa River, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most atmospheric and charming dining and entertainment districts. This narrow alley runs parallel to the river, stretching from Shijo-dori to Sanjo-dori. Pontocho is renowned for its traditional wooden architecture, intimate restaurants, lively nightlife, and the intriguing presence of geishas and maikos (apprentice geishas). A visit to Pontocho offers a captivating glimpse into Kyoto's rich cultural heritage and refined culinary scene.



 

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