See old machiya townhouses and stone bridges by the Shirakawa River
The Shrikawa River is one of the main rivers of Kyoto, starting from Heian Shrine all the way to the north part of Gion. The best place to view Kyoto’s rivers and town houses together is in a place five minutes walking distance from Keihan Shijo station, by Shirakawa Minami Street. In addition, after a short walk to the north there is Chion-in Temple, offering a different type of scenery. At even intervals there are stone bridges over the river for the convenience of the people living here. If you keep walking north you will get to the subway Tozai Line Higashiyama station, so you can enjoy a walk between the two stations.