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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
Modern architecture in Kyoto was quite controversial when built in traditional Kyoto. The building has lots of shops and restaurant. This best feature is the long series of escalators that go to the top floor where you can can get a good view of the city.
The large halls are beautifully decorated & peaceful.
Surprisingly for Japan, the temple & grounds were very quiet.
We loved this temple & its sister temple Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Located 10/15 mins walk from Kyoto station.
We missed the cherry blossom but found plenty of other spring delights here.
The taxi driver took us right to the gate, surprised that we wanted to go to the garden rather than the imposing temple a couple of blocks away that owns it. The price of admission got us a lavishly printed English brochure and a map. We didn't...
$$ - $$$ • International, Japanese, Italian, American
"Great GF sushi"
reviewed 2 days ago by team_chrabbs
Great find that had amazing gluten free options. In a city that has alot of tourist, there were no shortages in this restaurant. We we're lucky enough to get a table, but they were booking up fast - reservation is recommended. Owner greets you at the door with a warm smile and knows English quite well.
This was one of the finest hamburgers my wife and I have ever eaten. It melted in our mouths before being chewed. Amazing flavor, texture and toppings. Grease was absent. Be aware that rideshare apps might take you to an alley behind the restaurant. If so, just get out and walk a few steps around the corner. We still talk...
Found this place online and were so excited to see items like ‘green salad’.
The owner is a lovely Japanese man who speaks English with almost an Italian accent (probably because of the Italians who are cooking the food). He’s very kind and accommodating to any kind of changes that need to be made due to dietary restrictions.
I just want to say that if the boss is looking at this review, please hire one more staff to make at least two staff at your Super busy and crowded restaurant. The person running the place is a guy who is doing everything from the cooking of the ramen sauce, the dish washing, and also the cleaning of tables....
This Ryokan is a few minutes walk away from Kyoto Central station and is situated on a side street just off the main roads.
The owners are lovely and polite people, mostly keeping to themselves but are very willing to assist when asked. Though be aware of the fact that this is a family run inn - there are plenty...