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Best things to do in Nakagyo Ward

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Nijo Castle (二条城) is world heritage. It was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 as his Kyoto residence. In the grand chamber of this historic castle, the last shogun Yoshinobu announced “Taisei Hokan, or the return of government power to the emperor just before the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The Ninomaru Palace in the castle compound is famous for its floors that give a squeaky sound just like a nightingale’s song. The palace is also well-known for its strolling-style garden with a pond containing three miniature “islands.””
191 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You can know the history of various manga in Japan. We are busy with foreigners. There is also an open space, so the children are very happy!”
106 locals recommend
Market
“Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba) is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. Nishiki Market has a pleasant but busy atmosphere that is inviting to those who want to explore the variety of culinary delights that Kyoto is famous for. The stores found throughout the market range in size from small narrow stalls to larger two story shops. Most specialize in a particular type of food, and almost everything sold at the market is locally produced and procured.”
81 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful narrow street filled with various restaurants that is bound to fill your appetite. This place is more than worthy to take a few photos of, especially in the night time.”
51 locals recommend
Market
“Nishiki Market (錦市場 Nishiki Ichiba) (literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street (四条通 Shijō-dōri) and west of Teramachi Street (寺町通 Teramachi-dōri). Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.”
47 locals recommend
Department Store
“"Takashimaya Shopping Center" Takashimaya is very famous department store. ”
26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ Kamo river. The most comfortable place in Kyoto. You can read a book, have lunch drink coffee, jogging and take a nap... 鴨川でパンとコーヒーでのんびりしてください。 ”
18 locals recommend
Department Store
“Daimaru Shopping Malls. You can find clothes, accessories, cosmetic goods and food.”
20 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“A famous chain store that sells some insane flavors. Unlike your normal chain store, Ippudo does not cheap out for anything. Experience delicious properly made ramen that is with out a doubt tasty!”
24 locals recommend
Cafe
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“You can enjoy their excellent beverages while enjoying the famous Kamo River that flows through Kyoto from this store.”
12 locals recommend
Museum
“You like city plans and models? The Museum of Kyoto is the place where you can see how the city was before the modern times.”
20 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Mibu-dera was founded in 991 and belongs to the Risshū school. It houses tombs of pro-shogunate Shinsen-gumi members, who fought bloody street battles resisting the forces that succeeded in restoring the emperor in 1868. Except for an unusual stupa covered in Jizō statues, the temple is of limited interest. It is, however, definitely worth visiting during Mibu kyōgen (comic drama) performances in late April, or the Setsubun celebrations in early February.”
14 locals recommend
Establishment
“"Sento Imperial Palace(仙洞御所)" is a very solemn garden and makes you feel calm.”
11 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“World is Kyoto's largest club and it naturally hosts some of the biggest events.It has two floors,a dance floor and lockers where you can leave your stuff while you dance the night away.Events include everything from deep soul to reggae and techno to salsa. admission¥2500-3000,drink from ¥500”
9 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Delicious Japanese noodle famous for its soup. It customizes the service for different needs of quests. Before ordering, the staff will give you a sheet that you can choose your own taste. Even one person can have a meal easily and don't feel pressure in the shop because there are seats for one person.”
12 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“The residence of the Emperor when Kyoto was the capitol of Japan between the 8th and 19th centuries. Now it's a park of rest for citizens.”
23 locals recommend