京の宿しみず
Ryokan Shimizu

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Map & Directions

Ryokan Shimizu is only about 7 minute's walk from JR Kyoto Station, which is the gateway to Kyoto City, whether you come from Kansai or Osaka airports by train or bus or from Tokyo by the Bullet train.

Just follow the path (dotted route) on this map.


Ryokan Shimizu (Street address)
644 Kagiya-cho,
Shichijo dori Wakamiya agaru,
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Japan

Tel: +81-75-371-5538

Map

What's Nearby

Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple
Just a few blocks away from our inn along Karasuma Street, you cannot miss the large temple complex of Higashi Honganji, the head temple of the Otani sub-sect of Jodo Shinshu (the True Pure Land School) Buddhism. In fact, the temple's Goeido (Founder's Hall) is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. On the temple premises, you can also find a unique fountain featuring a bronze dragon spouting water from its mouth.

Nishi Honganji Temple
Nishi Honganji Temple
Due west on the map from Higashi (East) Honganji is Nishi (West) Honganji, which is the head temple of the Honganji branch of Jodo Shinshu (the True Pure Land School). The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The large temple complex contains many cultural assets, including buildings designated as National Treasures, such as the beautifully decorated Karamon gate and the exquisite Hiunkaku pavilion.

Sanjusangendo Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple
Officially named Rengeo-in, the temple is commonly knows as Sanjusangendo (meaning a hall with 33 spaces between columns)—getting its name from its surprisingly long wooden building. Even more astonishing, however, is the forest of life-size Kannon bodhisattva statues housed inside the hall. There are literally a thousand life-size Kannon statues each with 40 arms and 11 faces lined up from one end of the hall to the other.

spot-toji.jpgToji Temple
The symbolic five-story pagoda is the highest (approx. 55 meters) of its kind in Japan. Literally meaning "East Temple," Toji was originally built on the east side of the capital's main Rajomon gateway in 796, just around the time Kyoto was designated as the capital of the nation. It was built to pray for the peace and security of the nation. In addition to its many treasured buildings and statues, the temple hosts Kyoto's largest flea market, held on the 21st of every month, attracting many tourists and locals alike.

Kyoto StationKyoto Station
The gateway to the city, JR (Japan Railway) Kyoto Station has large bus and taxi terminals, which provide convenient access to many tourist spots in town. The station is also connected to the Karasuma subway line and Kintestu Railway (for Nara). The huge station-building complex contains the JR Isetan Department Store, shopping malls, a variety of restaurants, a tourist information center, and even a museum and a theater. The futuristic structure of the station's Central Concourse, designed by architect Hiroshi Hara, is itself a must-see.

Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower
When you walk out of Kyoto Station's central exit, the first thing that will come into view is a white candle-like tower sitting on the top of a nine-story building. This is Kyoto Tower. Get a ticket (770 yen for adults) and take the elevator to visit the 100-meter (330 ft)-high observation deck, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Kyoto Tower is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto National Museum
Situated in front of Sanjusangendo Temple, this national museum has a magnificent French Renaissance–style main gate and hall built during the time of the Meiji imperial government. Both of these structures are designated as cultural assets. The museum houses a large collection of Japanese and East Asian Buddhist art, medieval drawings, and palaeography.

Shoseien GardenShoseien Garden
Very closely located to Kyoto Station but not as popular as other sites (and therefore not as crowded) the Shoseien is a hidden gem. It is a wonderful spot to enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese garden. The site, which is also called Kikokutei and belongs to Higashi Honganji Temple, features a chisen-kaiyu-shiki (strolling-around-pond style) garden, which is said to be designed by the mid-17th Century poet, Ishikawa Jozan, who also created the current Shisendo garden. The garden is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Within walking distance from Ryokan Shinizu are:

 JR and Subway Kyoto Station
7 min.

Kyoto Tower
6 min.

Higashi Honganji Temple
5 min.

Nishi Honganji Temple
5 min.

Sanjusangendo Temple
15 min.

Kyoto National Museum
15 min.

Toji Temple
15 min.

Shoseien Garden
10 min.



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