THE MACHIYA SHINSENEN

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History on one side, with modernity on the other.

THE MACHIYA SHINSEN-EN sits in a neighborhood once occupied by feudal lords and samurai of the Edo Period. Directly west to the Heian Shrine, southwest of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and a few steps away from UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle, the location is everything you could ask for an more.

As you weave in and out of Kyoto’s streets, stop by modern cafes and restaurants loved by locals. The Sanjo Shotengai is a lively shopping arcade that is lined with long-established family run shops, amazing cafes and restaurants, hole-in-the-wall bakeries, and more.

A leisurely stroll east will lead you to Nishiki Market, Gion, and historical streets of Ponto-cho Alley.

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  • Nijo Castle
    Nijo Castle
  • SHINSEN-EN
    SHINSEN-EN
  • Nishiki Market
    Nishiki Market
  • Gion
    Gion