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We are considering taking an apartment for 3 weeks in Kyoto in an area which from Google maps looks like is called Hontorocho, on Matsuba Dori. Can anyone with local knowledge provide advice about what this area is like as far as local restaurants, access to transport etc goes?

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Anyone?

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It's a residential area--not very interesting nor particularly convenient for sightseeing, but it's not a bad location either. It's a 5 minute walk from Gojo Station on Karasuma subway line, so you have a very easy access to Kyoto Station.

There are some restaurants, convenient stores and a super market near Gojo Station.

It's not a location I'd base myself, but it might work for you.

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I can't find the area on Japanese Google Map, perhaps because of my ignorance of how Kanjis pronounced (Kyoto has ancient names which are hard to pronounce). If you could paste the address in Japanese, or the exact location of your accomodation, or any establishment near it, it would help a lot. But I suppose Shibuyakko-san has already found it.

If it's near Gojo Station, yes it should be convenient from/to Kyoto Station complex, which is great for shopping and dining. I would want to base myself somewhere around Takoyakushi or Teramachi-dori, though.

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Thanks folks for the feedback. From doing a bit more reading I think we'll base ourselves somewhere in the Higashiyama area..

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Yobeekool-san. It's 本燈籠町 on 松原通り:-) You're so right to say that it's so hard to figure out a Japanese address when it's written in English.

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>>>I think we'll base ourselves somewhere in the Higashiyama area..<<<

Good idea! I think Higashiyama, especially Gion gives you more "Kyoto feeling."

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