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The Pontocho district of Kyoto is made famous by its abundance of dining outlets which offer delightful varieties of Japanese cuisine for visitors. One may also choose to frequent the traditional settings of its tea and geisha houses, fondly referred to as chaya by the locals. The fascinating art of tea ceremonies, geisha performances, and the gentle sound of the shamisen has long been embedded in Pontocho, dating back as far as the sixteenth century. Tourists who visit are no doubt looking for a feel of the old Japanese underground, as well as some authentic living history and food.

  • View the Statue of Izumo no Okuni, believed to be the founder of the kabuki theatre, located in Pontocho nearby the Kamo River.
  • Visit the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, located on the streets of Sanjo-dori; it operates as the practice hall for beautiful and traditional geisha performers in Kyoto.
  • Experience the Kamo River Dance held annually in Pontocho, a highlight being the performances by the geisha and maiko to usher the spring and cherry blossom season in Kyoto.

Kyoto does not have airports in its vicinity; it is instead served by two main airports in Osaka, the large city to the southwest. Pontocho can be reached by train at two stations, the Kawaramachi Station, which would require one to travel using the Hankyu line, as well as the Shijo Station, which is linked to the Keihan line. The other alternative to Pontocho would be to take a bus from Kyoto Station, specifically the 17 and 205, and get off at the Shijo Kawaramachi bus stop. Travelling by car can be costly as parking is expensive.

Hotels near Pontocho

87 hotels near Pontocho

1 Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo

4 stars
4.5 / 5 18 reviews

432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori Karasuma-Higashiiru Shimogyo-ku Map

Ideally situated in the heart of Kyoto, Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo creates a convenient starting point for holidaymakers and corporate travellers exploring the cultural centre of Japan. The... More

2 Hotel Monterey Kyoto

3 stars
4.6 / 5 60 reviews

604 Manjyuya Cho, Karasuma San Jyo Minami Map

Experience the comfortable accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Monterey Hotel Kyoto. GeneralThe Monterey Hotel Kyoto offers excellent banquet facilities... More

3 The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku Map

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is a luxury urban retreat with lavish accommodations and top-notch facilities within convenient distance of must-visit local attractions in this picturesque Japan city.... More

4 The Westin Miyako Kyoto

4 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

Sanjyo Keage Higashiyama-ku Map

With spectacular views of the Japanese garden, The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto provides quality accommodation and professional services for an enjoyable vacation. Guests can explore the local... More

5 Hotel Honnoji Kyoto

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

522 Shimohonnojimae-cho Teramachidorioikesagaru Map

Assuring comfortable accommodation and quality amenities, Hotel Honnoji Kyoto welcomes travellers for an unforgettable holiday in Japan. One of Kyoto's most popular attractions is Golden Pavilion,... More

6 Kyoto Royal Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

Sanjo-Agaru Kawaramachi Nakagyo-ku Map

Kyoto Royal Hotel and Spa invites discerning travellers to a stylish retreat set in the heart of the entertainment precinct in this bustling Honshu Island metropolitan. Guests at this plush Kyoto... More

7 Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

678 Omandokoro-cho, Karasuma-dori Bukkoji-kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

This hotel is located only a minute walk from Shijo Subway Station. Internet access with both LAN cable and Wi-Fi is free. Public PC set at lobby is also free to use. Each modern guestroom has wide... More

8 Gion No Yado Maifukan

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Yasakajinja Minamimommae, Gion, Higashiyajma-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

Located in Gion, Kyoto's historical centre, offering good access to famous attractions such as Kiyomizu temple, Kodaiji temple and Yasaka shirine. Guests can enjoy the roof-top terrace. French... More

9 Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

361 Rokkaku-cho, Rokkaku-sagaru, Shinmachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Map

This brand new hotel was opened in March of 2014, located in the middle of Shinmachi Street. With an overlying them of Tradition and Reborn, this elegant hotel was designed with a Japanese Modern... More

10 Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

Discerning business and leisure travellers in Kyoto find an ideal urban retreat in the tasteful accommodations of centrally located Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto. From this sophisticated hotel,... More