Hotel Ethnography Gion Furumonzen
Hotel Ethnography Gion Furumonzen will be waiting for you on Furumonzen Street in the well-known district of Gion. This district originally prospered due to its close proximity to Chion-In Temple - the head temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism. Since the early Meiji period (mid 1800’s) this area has become to be known as kobijutsu no machi, literally meaning “the antiquarian town,” and this is why the streets of Furumonzen are lined with many old calligraphy, art and antique stores. The Furumonzen area is an area in Kyoto that has been designated as a protected historical district and, as such, has been protected by the city to this day. The Gion Shinbashi area, located two streets south of Furumonzen street, has maintained its appearance from the late Edo period (early 1800’s) to the early Meiji period (mid 1800’s) with its tea-house style machiya houses and its stone path that runs parallel to the Shirakawa River. We invite you to take a stroll around the beautiful and charming neighborhoods of Gion and explore the old-town feel of Kyoto.