Kyoto - Downtown Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

Kyoto - Downtown Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Downtown Kyoto chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guidebook.

Downtown Kyoto is bounded by the Kamo-gawa (the river) to the east, Karasuma-dori to the west, Oike-dori to the north and Shijo-dori to the south. In this relatively small square area, you will find the thickest selection of restaurants, shops, hotels and businesses in all of Kyoto.

  • tread lightly over squeaking ‘nightingale’ floors while exploring Nijo-jo
  • maps
  • marvel at all the weird and wonderful ingredients that go into Kyoto cuisine at Nishiki Market
  • transport
  • stroll atmospheric Ponto-cho in the evening lantern light
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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