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.
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 of Japan.
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 anime film Spirited Away.
Jiki Miyazawa is a tiny 10-seat counter-only restaurant which provides delicate Kyoto-style Japanese food.
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 with billowing fire and smoke.
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 place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood a
The Rokkakudo Temple is located southeast of the intersection of Karasuma and Sanjo streets in central Kyoto, and is formally known as Shiunzan Chohoji.
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, which makes it easy for you to tour around all the local sightseeing spots.
The thin delicate noodles with the rich soup create an amazing harmony that keeps attracting customers.
Inoda Coffee is the granddaddy of Kyoto coffee shops. Founded in 1940 in Kyoto, there are now six shops in central Kyoto.
The Weller's Club
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.
The Museum of Kyoto
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 aspects of Kyoto culture. There’s a History of Kyoto section, Fine Arts and Crafts Gallery, Movie G
Ono is a long-standing Buddhist prayer beads shop that stocks a large selection of beads in various types of materials.
Khaosan Kyoto Theater
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 Temple.
Mumokuteki Cafe & Foods
Located about 7 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station, this cafe specializes in vegan/vegetarian meals. Menu highlights include tofu burgers, spaghetti bolognese, tiramisu, and tofu cheesecake. Because of the cafe's popularity, a time limit is set fo
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.
Located a few paces from Kawaramachi Station, this vegan restaurant specializes in Hamburgers. Other items on the menu include pizza, pasta, curry, and more -- all vegan. A unique highlight is that this restaurant cooks without refined sugar while still offeri
Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade
Shinkyogoku shopping arcade is the second oldest shopping strip after Asakusa Nakamise in Tokyo which established in 1872.
Animate is a complete shop for anime, comics, and games.There are more than 100 shops across Japan, gathering countless anime-related goods to fire up the spirits of anime fans.
Nine hours Capsule Hotel
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 lockers, and the hotel is divided between a section for men and a section for women. There is also an are
Sumiya is an authentic-style ryokan in the heart of Kyoto that can proudly look back on a 100-year history.
Benrido Collotype Gallery
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 collection of collotypes including limited edition prints by some of the Japan's world-renowned photog
Kyoto Design House
Kyoto Design House has a vast selection of products from reasonably-priced small gifts to Modern Art styled products by Japanese craftspersons.
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is located in the central part of Kyoto, Shijo Kawaramachi.
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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Situated in Kyoto, this museum features contemporary works by upcoming artists. The museum often holds exhibitions by art students, in partnership with universities around the region. Using unconventional objects, these artists create works of art offering a s
Situated in Kyoto, 600 metres from Kyoto International Manga Museum, HOSTEL Ebi features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Every room comes with a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen at the pro
Kyoto Ryokan Hirashin
Only a 3-minute walk from Shijo Subway Station, Ryokan Hirashin offers Japanese-style rooms with soft tatami floors and private bathrooms. It also has traditional public baths and offers free Wi-Fi.
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Kyoto Toyoko Inn is connected to Shijo Subway Station and Karasuma Station. It offers free-use lobby computers and a printer.
Check in Shijokarasuma
Ideally located within a 2-minute walk from both Karasuma Subway Station and Hankyu Karasuma Train Station, Check in Shijokarasuma offers simple guestrooms, a public bath on the top floor and free property-wide Wi-Fi.
Centurion Cabin & Spa Kyoto
Opened in 2016, Centurion Cabin & Spa Kyoto offers capsule rooms and spacious 24-hour public baths with sauna in the heart of Kyoto. It is located only a 2-minute walk from Shijo Station and Karasuma Station.
Located 900 metres from Kyoto International Manga Museum, Hananoya Bettei offers accommodation in Kyoto. The holiday home is 1.5 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. Free WiFi is provided . A microwave and a fridge can be found in the ki
Conveniently located a 3-minute walk from Shijo Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line, Hananoya House offers accommodation equipped with a kitchen. The apartment is 900 metres from Kyoto International Manga Museum.