This page lists manners which the local people want the tourists to follow when they visit the area. Some of them are quite simple while others are more particular to the lifestyle and particularities of this area. If you want to know more about why certain manners are not allowed in the area, learn more about the Gion on our page.

No photos

Do not take photos in designated areas (private roads).

Do not spread out and block the street

Do not touch lanterns, fences or doors on private houses

Do not touch maiko or geiko without permission

Do not touch maiko and geiko or their clothes and accessories without permission.

Do not enter private houses or gardens

No litter

Do not litter in the area and take your garbage with you.

No eating, drinking or smoking while walking

Do not eat, drink, or smoke while you are walking.