"Pontocho" Pontocho Tip by hundertmorgen

Pontocho, Kyoto: 12 reviews and 23 photos


Pontocho is one of Kyoto's traditional nightlife districts where you might be able to spot a geisha apprentice at night. It is a narrow street running from Shijo-dori to Sanjo-dori, one block west of the Kamo River.

In the evenings, the narrow street offers a great atmosphere and lots of restaurants and teahouses, ranging from inexpensive yakitori shops to highly exclusive establishments which require the right connections and a fat wallet.

Directions: The closest bus stop to Pontocho at Shijo-dori is Shijo Kawaramachi, which is served by ten bus lines, including lines 17 and 205 from Kyoto Station.

The closest train stations are Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and Keihan Shijo Station.

Phone: +81 75-241-1636

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 3, 2004
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