Higashiyama

Higashiyama ward in Kyoto is considered as a traditional district with famous downtown area, such as Gion. Higashiyama is often found in a family name, for example, Noriyuki Higashiyama (a male ‘idol’ singer from Johnny’s Entertainment) and Kai Higashiyama (a Japanese artist/painter that defined Showa Era). Niseko ski village in Hokkaido has natural hot springs called Higashiyama as well.