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Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku Area


Try Traditonal Local Crafts!


Points of Interest

This area has been famous for its traditonal textile industry, Nishijin-ori(weaving). Lately, young artists bring new culture into this neighborhood.


Sarashina: Handmade soba(buckwheat noodles). Soba is cooked on request so as not to lose the flavor. Phone: 075-841-5933

Onomiyasu: Restaurant at 1st Fl. Nishijin Textile Center. Phone: 075-432-6131



Kohshiya: Near Nijo-jo Castle. Since 1912. The shop building is traditional Kyoto-style house. Japanese sweets in old days. Phone: 075-841-4464


Rinryusho-do: Since end of Edo era. Various kinds of incense. Small packages are good for a souvenir.


Aji Noren: Nishijin Textile Center. A souvenir shop Phone: 075-432-6131


Nishijin Textile Center: Kimono fashion show tells you the beauty of kimono. Historical materials and documents are displayed. Hand-on learning is available.
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Nijo-jo Castle: Tea ceremonies are occasionally held. Lots of trees and flowers, especially hundreds of plum trees are worth viewing in February/March.
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Nijo-jo castle
Nijo-jo Castle

Nijo-jo Castle

National Tresure.

Gorgeous wall paintings are must-sees.
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Seimei-jinja Shrine

Built in 1007 by the order of Ichijo Emperor.
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Nishijina Textile Center
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