Kyomachiya Takanashi is located in Kyoto CBD, Shijō-Karasuma area and easily accessible by public transport. It takes you only 6 minutes to walk to Karasuma Station of Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line, Shijō Station of Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and 2 Kyoto City Bus stops, Shijō-Karasuma and Shijō-Nishinotoin, with over 20 bus routes to many popular tourist attractions like Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Gion (Geisha District), Heian-jingū Shrine, Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine, etc. During Gion Matsuri(the most famous festival in Japan), we are situated on the main display area of the respective festival floats called Yamaboko. Also, we are right on the parade route of the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko).
The nights in Shijō-Karasuma might not be as bustling as the nights in Shijō-Kawaramachi. However, there are various, tasteful and nice restaurants and IZAKAYA(Japanese taverns) hidden in the streets. If you don’t know where to go when all shrines and temples are closed, we do recommend taking a stroll through the streets near Kyomachiya Takanashi and you may be pleasantly surprised.
■ By Hankyu Railway or Kyoto Municipal Subway (about 6 min walk)
If coming by Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line, please get off at Karasuma station.
If coming by Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, please get off at Shijō station.
The two stations are the same station.
Please go up to ground level at Hankyu Exit West #24(with exit elevator from 4:30 to 00:30). Turn right and Go straight ahead. After 100m, you will see the traffic light at the Intersection of Shijō-dōri and Shinmachi-dōri. Turn right again and go straight ahead for another 300m. We are on the left, next to Kyoto Teishin Hospital.
■ By Kyoto City Bus (about 6 min walk)
If taking bus #3, #5, #8, #11, #12, #13, #26, #29, #31, #32, #43, #46, #51, #55, #65, #91, #101, #201, #203, #207, please get off at “Shijō-Karasuma” stop.
If taking bus #3, #8, #11, #12, #13, #26, #29, #32, #46, #50, #55, #91, #201, #203, #207, please get off at “Shijō-Nishinotoin” stop.
＊＊ From JR Kyoto station
Please take Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and get off at Shijō station.
Please go to the bus teminal in front of JR Kyoto station (Karasuma Exit) and use the route and depots listed below.
Bus #5 to “Shijō-Karasuma” stop at Bus Depot A1
Bus #50 to “Shijō-Nishinotoin” stop at Bus Depot B2
Bus #101 to “Shijō-Karasuma” stop at Bus Depot B2
Bus #26 to “Shijō- Karasuma” stop at Bus Depot D3
＊＊ From Osaka
Please take Hankyu Kyoto Line at Umeda station and get off at Karasuma station.
Or please take JR Kyoto Line at JR Osaka station and get off at JR Kyoto station.