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This cafe in the izakaya mould is located in the basement of Kawaramachisanjo area of Kyoto. You have to ring the bill at the ground level for a girl to show you a place after some waiting. Some seating space are where you can sit...More
Built on the site of the Ikedaya Inn where the Shinsengumi and samurai of the Chōshū and Tosa clans clashed. Busy and obviously popular with the locals. The food was enjoyably OK but nothing to shout home about as they say. There are plenty of...More
Unfortunately the food is very average indeed and not very tasty or unusual. This restaurant really is trading on its history which is far more colourful and interesting than its food. It is not a bad restaurant -rather, you would only come here for a...More
Date of visit: January 2017
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.