Today, took a walk along Shinmachi Dori.
When went up Shiokoji Dori from Kyoto Station, found "Ebisuku 7jo" supermarket just before 7jo Dori. It was not a chain's 7jo branch, but a stand-alone store of a long-established supermarket established in 1918. The food was inexpensive, and could find anything like vegetables, meat, prepared foods, and daily necessities at reasonable prices. Although close to Kyoto Station, the retro atmosphere and the clientele gave it a local feel.
Further up the street was "Maa-chan Grocery Store". Could buy Kyoto vegetables at a discount. They were even cheaper in the evening.
Beyond Hanayamachi Dori, on 6jo Dori, was "Shofukutei". On the right was "Hakusanyu", a public bathhouse.
It was lunchtime, so stopped by Shofukutei and had nishin (herring) soba.
Cold tempura soba. Their tea soba was excellent.
"Matsubara Dosojin Shrine" was located near Matsubara Dori. The deities worshipped here were Sarutahiko Okami and Ame-no-Uzume no Mikoto. Matsubara Dori was old 5jo-oji Road in the Heian period (794-1185). It was the main road to Kiyomizudera Temple, and was a popular route for pilgrims to the temple, and was worshipped as gods of roads and travel.
"Kinobu". Single Michelin started restaurant. Across the street was "Iwatoyama Float Preservation Society", one of the floats of Gion Festival.
There were many (7) Float Preservation Societies on Shinmachi Dori.
"Cave Tanaka". Bought a French Pinot Noir (red) wine.
A little to the left on Ayakoji Dori was the "Sugimoto Family Residence", an old kimono merchant. It was a national important cultural property.
From the side of "Sugimoto Family Residence", walk up "Koyakuno Zushi" to the woodblock print shop "Takesasado".
Kyoto Kanda Myojin Shrine and its neighbor, "Ogata". This was a famous Japanese restaurant with two Michelin stars. The last time walked by it, it was being renovated by Nakamura Sotoji Construction Company.
Exit on Shi(4)jo Dori side of Koyakuno Zushi.
"Ofunaboko Float Preservation Society", one of the Yamahoko floats of the Gion Festival.
Across Shijo Street was Shijo Shinmachi Building. Originally it was "Nissen Shijo Shinmachi Building", but after Nissen was acquired by Seven, first a 7-Eleven was put on the first floor, then Nissen moved out, and now it was a rental office building, "Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi Building".
"Mukadeya". A restaurant in a traditional Kyoto Machiya townhouse run by "Kurochiku", a Kyoto sundries store.
One of the floats of the Gion Festival, "Minamikannonyama Float Preservation Society".
One of the floats of the Gion Festival, "Hoka Hoko Float Preservation Society".
Kappo Restaurant "Hamasaku". Former Michelin-starred restaurant. It was relocated from its original location in Gion's Tominaga-cho, Yasaka Torii-mae Shimogawara to Shinmachi Dori Rokkaku here in the summer of this year.
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