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    Gion Aoi

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    Gion Aoi

    Japanese style bar quietly standing in a stone-paved alleyway of Gion

    This authentic Japanese-style bar stands between Hanamikoji and Naware Street on a stone-paved alleyway known Kiridoshi, noticeable only by a modest sign bearing its name.  Without directions, one might think it is an ochaya (an establishment where patrons are entertained by geiko).  However, Aoi is an authentic bar located inside a renovated machiya (traditional town house) from the Taisho period (1912-1926).  The bottles and glasses are hidden away; creating a sophisticated atmosphere similar to a tea ceremony room that respects simplicity.  Visitors will surely feel the special hospitality from their very first visit to this bar.

    Photos taken by Katsuro Takashima, reported&written by Shinobu Nakai
    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in Yoru, Gion wa Yasashi, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2014.  *Information is subject to change.

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    Name Gion Aoi
    Address 371-2 Kiyomoto-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-531-0870
    Hours 18:00-3:00
    Closed Sun. & national holidays
    Resevation Reservation recommended
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