Neighborhood in Kyoto:

Karasuma, Shijo

About Karasuma, Shijo

Karasuma is located in the heart of Kyoto. It is the interchange between Kyoto Metro and Hankyu Kyoto Line. There are also many bus lines that make it easy to reach the Southeast, North and South. Around this area, you will find bustling commercial streets, financial institutions, office buildings, shopping malls and gourmet restaurants. Kyoto Museum of Culture, Six Corners Hall and NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Board are the major landmarks. It is only one stop away from Kawaramachi, the main shopping district of Kyoto. It is also very convenient to Kumamoto, Pontocho, Takashimaya, Daimaru Department Store and Shinjyoji Shopping Mall. This area has a number of Japanese-style hotels and restaurants. You can stay at one of the three largest royal hotels, Hiiragiya, Tawaraya, Sumiya, and dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Nakamura. There are also lots of small bars, karaoke joints, 24-hour fast-food restaurants, international restaurants, and nightclubs.

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Ippudo (Nishikikoji)

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Famous ramen chain Ippudo is a Hakata-style tonkotsu broth ramen shop which has shops all over Japan and in some parts of the US as well.

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Sugari

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The thin delicate noodles with the rich soup create an amazing harmony that keeps attracting customers.

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Daimaru (Kyoto)

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Daimaru is one of Kyoto’s two largest and most opulent department stores, with everything from elite international brands to one of the best food floors in all

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Rokkaku-do Temple

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The Rokkakudo Temple is located southeast of the intersection of Karasuma and Sanjo streets in central Kyoto, and is formally known as Shiunzan Chohoji.

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Nishikiyu

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Built in 1927 in the "Machiya-zukuri" architectural style, Nishikiyu is said to have been one of the models for the bathhouse in Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning

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Jiki Miyazawa

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Jiki Miyazawa is a tiny 10-seat counter-only restaurant which provides delicate Kyoto-style Japanese food.

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Kyoto Gogyo

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Gogyo’s secret weapon is kogashi (“burned”) ramen. For each bowl, a couple of ladlefuls of lard are heated up in a wok and then ignited, filling the kitchen wit

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Nishiki Market

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Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great p

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Inoda Coffee

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Inoda Coffee is the granddaddy of Kyoto coffee shops. Founded in 1940 in Kyoto, there are now six shops in central Kyoto.

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Kanamean Nishitomiya

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Kanamean Nishitomiya is a traditional Japanese-style house with six rooms for guests, each one uniquely styled and decorated. It's located in the heart of Kyoto

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Shinpukan

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Shinpukan is a shopping mall built in the remain of the Kyoto Central Telephone Office and is registered as a historical monument by the city of Kyoto.

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The Museum of Kyoto

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The Museum of Kyoto is a massive red-brick building that resembles a courthouse or palace. It is divided into different sections, with each displaying different

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The Weller's Club

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The array of musical events that go on each month are not limited solely to Paul Weller’s music however, and include soul, jazz, roots rock, rock and more.

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Gallery Kura

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Opened in 1999, this art gallery is owned by the apparel brand Ships.

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Miracle Gallery

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Miracle Gallery is a rental art gallery located in Kyoto City.

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Matsuo Megumi + Voice Gallery psf/w

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Situated in Kyoto, this museum features contemporary works by upcoming artists. The museum often holds exhibitions by art students, in partnership with universi

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Khaosan Kyoto Theater

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This hostel is located in Kyoto (Central Kyoto), close to Rokakkudo Temple, Gion Corner, and Nijo Castle. Also nearby are Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Tem

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Ono

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Ono is a long-standing Buddhist prayer beads shop that stocks a large selection of beads in various types of materials.

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Mumokuteki Cafe & Foods

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Located about 7 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station, this cafe specializes in vegan/vegetarian meals. Menu highlights include tofu burgers, spaghett

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Nine hours Capsule Hotel

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With a very futuristic and minimalistic interior and color scheme, this capsule hotel is budget friendly. The hotel is equipped out with a shower, private locke

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Benrido Collotype Gallery

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Owned by the brand Benrido Collotype Atelier, this shop specializes in collotype printing, one of the earliest forms of photography. The shop exhibits a wide co

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Kyoto Design House

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Kyoto Design House has a vast selection of products from reasonably-priced small gifts to Modern Art styled products by Japanese craftspersons.

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Yurino Incense Sachet Shop

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Yurino Incense Sachet Shop stocks a wide range of beautiful and traditional sachets filled with powdered incense.

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Cafe Matsuontoko

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Located a few paces from Kawaramachi Station, this vegan restaurant specializes in Hamburgers. Other items on the menu include pizza, pasta, curry, and more --

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Sumiya Ryokan

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Sumiya is an authentic-style ryokan in the heart of Kyoto that can proudly look back on a 100-year history.

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Galerie H2O

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Galerie H2O is an art gallery in Kyoto City that aims to produce and exhibit artwork with a charm and a human touch to it.

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Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

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Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is located in the central part of Kyoto, Shijo Kawaramachi.