Everything you Need to Know about Kamigyo - Kyoto

One of Kyoto’s original two wards, Kamigyo is centrally located, bordered by Nakagyo to the south, Sakyo and Kita wards to the north. The Kamo river frames Kamigyo on its eastern limits. Similar to other northern wards, Kamigyo is predominately a residential area and has been throughout its history, once the place for Kyoto nobility and royalty to reside.

Despite its urbanization, Kamigyo is home to some of Kyoto’s most priceless landmarks, most significantly Kyoto Imperial Palace; a site spanning 27-acres with resplendent grandeur. There are a couple of other important temples and shrines as well as the Nishijin Textile Centre for a history lesson or a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The ward is home to two of Japan’s most prized tea ceremony schools.

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Kamigyo Travel Guide

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Kamigyo Attractions A-Z

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Kamigyo Restaurants

Kamigyo Restaurants A-Z

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Kamigyo Nightlife

Kamigyo Nightlife A-Z

Kamigyo presents a varied nightlife with something for everyone. Traditional Japanese and contemporary dance and music Read More...

Kamigyo Shopping

Kamigyo Shopping A-Z

Shopping in Kamigyo is dominated by the Tenjin-san flea market held every month at the Kitano Tenman-gu Temple. With Read More...

Kamigyo Map

Kamigyo Map

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