Kyoto - Downtown Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

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

If you don’t give a hoot about temples, shrines and gardens, you might never leave Downtown Kyoto. It has just about everything you need: an incredible variety of accommodation, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and entertainment options.

  • get lost in the department-store food floors at Takashimaya or Daimaru
  • maps
  • shop for the perfect gift in the shopping district around Shijō and Kawaramachi streets
  • transport
  • take an evening stroll along Ponto-chō
  • restaurants & accommodation

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

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