Next we walked to Pontocho and Gion-the famous historical part of Kyoto. Pontocho runs along the Kama-gawa. The river was flowing rapidly after the typhoon. Many people were strolling along the river or just sitting on the banks.
There are many quaint and traditional buildings in Gion. I wonder what they are like inside?
I have to admit though, Gion is kind of creepy at night. It's dark and quiet, but somehow still alluring. I would have liked to walk further into the streets, but someone's husband was getting impatient so I wasn't able. I would like to visit this area during the daytime on my next visit. Apparently during sakura season it is quite spectacular.
I love the weeping willows along the canal. It really is a beautiful area, and the Japan most people picture in their minds.