Area Guide
Where the new crosses with the old

Downtown

Kyoto’s downtown area is the heart of government, finance, and business. It blends a modern sensibility with traditional scenery. The many hotels in this area make it a good …morebase for those who wish to enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife.

The area is also home to the Nishiki Market, which has foods from all around Kyoto. Many small shrines and temples remain between the new buildings, allowing visitors to experience the time-honored traditions and lifestyle of the local people in the heart of Kyoto.

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