The largest hanamachi
(geisha district) in Kyoto, and also in Japan. It is also the most high-class hanamachi. Iwasaki Mineko
, possibly the most famous geiko, came from Gion Kobu. The famous Inoue School of Dance
is in Gion Kobu. Also, the Nyokoba
I practice as a geiko in Gion Kobu.