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Things to do in Kamigyo Ward

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Palace
“Kyoto Imperial Palace was the Imperial Family's residence until 1868. Kyoto Imperial Park, which surround the Palace, is an ideal place to walk and relax. You can enjoy reading a book on a bench, do your morning run, do a picnic, etc. To visit the Imperial Palace, you need to reserve in advance. Distance: - By foot: 37 minutes - By subway: 13 minutes - Subway Karasuma Line, Gojo Station to Marutamachi Station - 220JPY Entrance fee: Free”
  • 140 locals recommend
Shrine
“Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the most important of several hundred shrines across Japan.There are over 1,500 plum trees on the Kitano Tenmangū grounds, and over 50 different species are represented, visible in white, pink, and red during late winter.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bath House
“It is a traditional old sento. The appearance and introspection are wonderful. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Shrine
“1-2 mins on foot from Nyosui Kan. Very small and tiny shrine, but many people come to pray for Abeno Seimei -onmyoji.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“You can see and experience Japanese old and historical textile -Nishijin ori - fabrics here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nature
“"Sento Imperial Palace(仙洞御所)" is a very solemn garden and makes you feel calm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“The residence of the Emperor when Kyoto was the capitol of Japan between the 8th and 19th centuries. Now it's a park of rest for citizens.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Also known as Senbon Skakado. This is the oldest surviving wodden structure in Kyoto. Not as big and flashy as most shrines it is not without it's charm and is worth a visit. Only a 5 minute walk from Jam Jar behind our local 7-11 store. The Main Hall (Honden) of the shrine has survived intact since 1227 despite wars and fires though the ages that have destroyed other buildings in the area over the years.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Sarasa Nishijin さらさ西陣 12am-11pm Close Wed(水曜定休) 1000-2000yen Old public bath renovated into a funky cafe. You can find beautiful old tiles here. English menu available, and variety of menu such as vegetarian, big salad, donburi, noodle, cakes, good coffee and more. 色鮮やかなマジョリカタイ ルが可愛い銭湯を改装しカ フェに。ヴィーガン料理も 提供。ケーキも定評あり。”
  • 32 locals recommend
University
“同志社大学 Doshisha University  18 minutes by Bus & walking from the home. (3.1km) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A favourite among foreign visitors for its unique dining experience. Fire goes high up to the ceiling when the boiling oil is poured onto the spring onion. The staff would record the blazing moment for you on your phone.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Toyouke-chaya is a very well-know tofu restaurant. Tofu being the specialty of Kyoto, it is worth trying. There is usually a queue before the shop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shrine
“Shiramine Shrine (白峯神宮 Shiramine jingū) is dedicated to the veneration of the kami of Emperor Junnin and Emperor Sutoku. Annually in mid–September two Noh performances are held at the Shiramine Shrine in memory of Emperor Sutoku. Shiramine is also home to the deity Seidai Myojin who is popularly known as the god of sports, and especially soccer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wagashi Place
“8:30~17:30 Bean Daifuku who became famous nationwide was originally representative of Kyoto's classic Japanese sweets. The harmony of modest sweetness and a little saltiness does not stop with exquisite balance. It is difficult to not keep it for a long time, but it is a local gourmet souvenir you want to come by all means.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“夏にはちょっとした水遊びもできる、気持ちのいい明るい公園♪遊具もあるので子供たちも楽しめます。 | There is a small river that you can enjoy water play with your children! They can play with a slide and swings too. | 親子共樂的二条公園,一旁有小河流過,在公園裡簡易的野餐留下美好的回憶! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shrine
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
“Sarasa Nishijin さらさ西陣 12am-11pm Close Wed(水曜定休) 1000-2000yen Old public bath renovated into a funky cafe. You can find beautiful old tiles here. English menu available, and variety of menu such as vegetarian, big salad, donburi, noodle, cakes, good coffee and more. 色鮮やかなマジョリカタイ ルが可愛い銭湯を改装しカ フェに。ヴィーガン料理も 提供。ケーキも定評あり。”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A favourite among foreign visitors for its unique dining experience. Fire goes high up to the ceiling when the boiling oil is poured onto the spring onion. The staff would record the blazing moment for you on your phone.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Toyouke-chaya is a very well-know tofu restaurant. Tofu being the specialty of Kyoto, it is worth trying. There is usually a queue before the shop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“JAPANESE CURRY & SHOT BAR. Only a 5 minute walk from Jam Jar. Without doubt the best Japanese Curry in Kyoto. Tommy (not his real name) runs this bar himself with help from his lovely wife (Masako-san) who cooks the curry. There is only 2 x choices, usually chicken or pork, but he does have an extensive menu so plenty of veggie options available. Opens from 7:00pm - 2:00am (closes either on a Sunday or Monday night but very irregular).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Katsu sand is available to take away.Hayashi rice is recommended. Specialty beef(Wagyu meal) restaurant.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you ever wanted to try out Conveyer Belt Sushi then please try out this restaurant that offers a 100yen per plate (two pieces of sushi) deal that will blow your mind!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looking for delicious Mexican food in Japan? Well here in kyoto there is one place that will blow your pants off right from your legs! Que Pasa is a fantastic California-style burrito shop that will fill your brain with wonderful memories of mexico!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“神馬 Shinme is the oldest izakaya of Kyoto, a legend still alive in this neighbourhood. Reservation is not possible so you should go early and be lucky, but if you are only few persons it should be possible.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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