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Gion, Sannenzaka

Gion is a district of Kyoto, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan.

Kyoto city, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Taken on July 10, 2010