This area is lively town which has been central of Kyoto. You can enjoy also at night because Gion and Kiyamachi area there was a row of restaurants and bars.
It is popular area as a hub for sightseeing with “Shinkyogoku Street” lined with souvenir shops, “Teramachi Street” lined with fashionable shops and kitchen of Kyoto “Nishiki food market”.
Easy access by subway or city bus from Kyoto Station. Even by bicycle, it might take not so much time between Kyoto Station and Kawaramachi area.
However, there are no riding area because it is very crowded. Please noted it is difficult to move with bicycle in this area. Be careful for the timing to rent a bicycle.
Downtown in Kawaramachi area, Gion, Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Sanjo-ohashi Bridge
Shops in Shijo
Kyoto eco Trip [SHIJO KARASUMA]
466 Kannondo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
This is a useful bicycle rental shop which is near from Shijo-Karasuma, Shijo Station and Karasuma Station. It has an abundant line-up of bicycle not only normal one but also such as electric assist one and kids type. The special free cycling map which is created by staff is very useful.
1F Kyoto Higashinodouin Takatsuji Building, 570, Touro-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
J-Cycle is the bicycle rental shop but also a cycle shop. It has various type of bicycle including electric assisted. Many charged options such as navigation and smartphone-holder are one of point of this shop.
KYOTO RENTAL CYCLE
352, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
KYOTO RENTAL BIKE is the bicycle rental shop located 7-minute walk from Shijo-Karasuma and 8-minute walk from Karasuma-Oike. Its facebook page updated by the staff is full of information about sightseeing in Kyoto.