The Kyoto neighborhoods map shows region and suburbs of Kyoto areas. This neighborhood map of Kyoto will allow you to discover quarters and surrounding area of Kyoto in Kansai - Japan. The Kyoto quarters map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Gion is Kyoto most famous neighbourhood and is the best place in the city to spot an elusive geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha). Located in the heart of Kyoto, it is a place where the traditional charms and mysterious allure of old Kyoto still remain. Walk in Pontocho Alley in the evening and you just might hear the distinctive clip clop sound of geta (wooden sandals) as a geisha hurries down the street on the way to her evening appointment as you can see in Kyoto neighborhoods map. The Higashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto is famous for its many beautiful and historic temples all located within easy walking distance of each other. The most famous is Kiyomizu-dera Temple which you can walk to in around 20 minutes from Yasaka Shrine in Gion. The journey to the ancient temple is all part of the charm and experience of Higashiyama with the narrow lanes lined with traditional wooden buildings and merchant shops selling all kinds of local crafts and souvenirs.
Arashiyama is a cool neighborhood on the western outskirts of Kyoto, which offers the chance to experience the traditional charms of the ancient city with its well preserved historic streets. You can walk through a vibrant bamboo grove, eat a traditional Zen Buddhist meal and get up close and personal with some cute local monkeys. The Nishijin neighborhood is located in the northwest of central Kyoto is the city famed weaving district, the source of all those stunning kimono fabrics and obi (kimono sashes) as its shown in Kyoto neighborhoods map. It is one of Kyoto most traditional neighborhoods with machiya (traditional Japanese townhouses), well-preserved streets and impressive wooden architecture. It is home to numerous clothing factories, including HOSOO, a super innovative textile company and showroom founded way back in 1688.
Fushimi is located in southern Kyoto and is most famous for one of Kyoto biggest tourist attractions, Fushimi Inari Shrine, which is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and memorable sights in all of Japan. An entire world of shrines and torii shrine gates wind their way up an entire mountain creating one of the most magical experiences in the world as its mentioned in Kyoto neighborhoods map. akagyo-ku has a number of exclusive ryokan tucked away in delightful neighborhoods typical of old Kyoto. But downtown is changing fast, as Kyoto younger generation lays claim to new shopping and entertainment complexes, such as Shin-Puh-Kan, a renovated telephone company building on Karasuma Dori filled with shops and restaurants and an open stage for concerts, and Kyoto International Manga Museum, housed in a former elementary school. Nakagyo-ku is one of the most desirable places to stay in terms of convenience and atmosphere.
The Kyoto districts map shows all quarters and suburbs of Kyoto. This district map of Kyoto will allow you to discover areas and the region of Kyoto in Kansai - Japan. The Kyoto districts map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Kyoto districts is in very rough order of importance – follow the links to find out more about the temples, tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and bars located in each area. Southern Higashiyama is the most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. It contains everything from dazzling temples, to preserved lanes, to the city main geisha district. The Northern Higashiyama Area as you can see in Kyoto districts map is one of Kyoto most important sightseeing districts. It is less crowded than Southern Higashiyama but it contains at least as many first-rate sights, including fantastic temples, shrines and lots of greenery. Downtown Kyoto is loaded with hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. It is not a main sightseeing destination, but there are some good sights scattered about. Central Kyoto contains two of the most important tourist sites in the city: the Kyoto Gosho (Imperial Palace) and Nijo Castle, as well as a few smaller sights and attractions.
Nishijin, Kyoto famed weaving district, in the northwest part of central Kyoto, is one of the most traditional areas – it is a great place to see machiya (old Kyoto townhouses). The Northwest Kyoto Area is a bit of a hike from downtown or the station, but it contains several of Kyoto most important sights like Kinkaku-ji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji Temple (with its famous rock garden) and Myoshin-ji Temple. Arashiyama as its shown in Kyoto districts map is the second-most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. It is filled with temples and shrines, but the star attraction is the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Kyoto main entry point, the Kyoto Station Area is a major transport hub and shopping district. Southeast Kyoto, at the far southern end of the Higashiyama Mountains, is home to two of Kyoto greatest sights: the Shinto wonderland of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine and the Zen world of Tofuku-ji Temple and all the subtemples that surround it.
Kurama and Kibune are a pair of tranquil rural villages and easy and scenic 30-minute train north of Kyoto on Eizan Line. They form the best half-day trip out of Kyoto. Ohara is a tranquil rural village in the mountains north of Kyoto, about an hour (20 kilometers) from Kyoto Station by bus. In addition to several fine temples, the village is perfect for leisurely strolling. Takao is a lovely village in the Kitayama Mountains about 15 kilometers northwest of Kyoto. It rivals Kurama & Kibune as the single best daytrip out of Kyoto for nature lovers. About 15 kms southwest of Kyoto, and easily accessed by both the Keihan Line and the JR Line, Uji is famous for the lovely Byodo-in Temple (the temple on the back of the Y10 coin) as its mentioned in Kyoto districts map. It is also famous as a tea growing area.