Gion District in Kochi Area

Gion is a district in the city of Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. It is known for its historic buildings, traditional crafts, and lively nightlife. Gion is located approximately at 33.5596° N, 133.5311° E.

Things to Do in Gion

  • Kochi Castle

    Kochi Castle is a beautiful castle that was built in the 17th century. It is one of the few original castles in Japan and is a popular tourist attraction in Gion.

  • Harimaya Bridge

    The Harimaya Bridge is a historic bridge that was built in 1579. It is famous for its role in a popular folk song and is a popular spot for photos.

  • Yosakoi Festival

    The Yosakoi Festival is a lively festival that takes place in August. It features dancers in colorful costumes performing traditional Yosakoi dances.

  • Kochi Yosakoi Information Center

    The Kochi Yosakoi Information Center is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Yosakoi dancing. It also has a gift shop where you can buy Yosakoi-related souvenirs.

  • Hirome Market

    Hirome Market is a lively indoor market that offers a wide variety of food and drink. It is a great place to try local specialties and meet locals.

  • Kochi Castle Museum of History

    The Kochi Castle Museum of History is a museum that showcases the history and culture of Kochi. It has many interesting exhibits and artifacts.