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Other Sightseeing Spots in Around Nijo Castle Area

  • Kiyamachi Street
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    Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Nakagyo-ku
    This is a street that continues along along the Takasegawa River from Nijo-dori Street to Shichijo-dori Street. Constructed and developed by Suminokura Ryoi along with the digging of the Takasegawa River. There are traditional ryotei eateries, restaurants and cafes lined up along with stone monuments for the patriots who frequented here in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was also the setting for Mori Ogai’s novel “Takasebune.”
  • Sanjo-ohashi Bridge
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Nakajimachou Ohashi Town Higashiyama ku
    This bridge is in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. It was the westernmost of the 53 stages of the Tokaido Highway, one of the Gokaido, or five main roads during the Edo period. Today the bridge is made of concrete and consists of two traffic lanes and a sidewalk. Beside the bridge there are statues of Yajirobei and Kitahachi, the main characters from Tokaidochu Hizakurige (Sahnk's Mare). There's also an ekiden monument marking the spot that was the start of Japan's first ekiden relay walking race.
  • Pontocho
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku
  • Tara Tara Zaka
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjo Dori
  • Pontocho Kiyamachi
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Pontomachi , Kiyacho
  • Sanjodori no Retro Construction
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori Sanjo-Karasuma-dori Sanjo
  • Uraderamachi no Cityspace
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Uraderacho Dori Takoyakushi-Uraderacho Dori 4-jo

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