Memoirs of a Geisha bridge

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The small Shirakawa canal crosses the geisha district of Gion in Kyoto.

Several bridges are built over the canal, the largest of them being Tatsumi Bashi.

This tiny bridge has been made a tourist hot spot after featuring in the film Memoirs of a Geisha.

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It’s an adorable little spot with its orange picket fence and old fashioned lanterns.

Lots of newly married couples get their photos taken here and it is also popular with young girls in traditional costumes too.

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The whole area around the canal feels like a picture postcard of traditional Japan. Almost a Disneyesque take on the country.

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