Gion Shirakawa area is my favorite area in Gion (Geisha street). Most people visit the most famous main street “Hanami-koji” but it is much more beautiful here. The street is narrower, quieter and there is a canal along the street. There are a few bridges, many Sakura trees and willow trees along the canal. It is also very nice to have dinner in the high-class restaurant along the canal. You might be able to see Geisha inside of some of the old buildings. During the night with some street lights and the light from the restaurant, you will feel like you are back in the Edo period.