Kyoto - Downtown Kyoto (PDF Chapter)
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
- shop for the perfect gift in the shopping district around Shijō and Kawaramachi streets
- 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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