Kyoto: Kiyomizu-Gojo Station Area
More commonly referred to as the ‘Higashiyama’ area of the city, the area around Kiyomizu-Gojo Station boasts some of Kyoto’s most famous attractions. The area is quite large therefore it’s useful to split it into two sections in terms of planning your visit – firstly, northern Higashiyama around Sanjo Station and southern Higashiyama around Kiyomizu-Gojo Station.
The area around Kiyoymizu-Gojo Station can be considered southern Higashiyama, an area of Kyoto that boasts attractions including Kiyomizudera, Sanjusangendo, Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto National Museum and the ‘geisha’/teahouse district of Gion and riverside dining precinct of Kawadoko.
Higashiyama itself is one of the city’s most famous historic enclaves, offering visitors the chance to wander traditional Japanese streetscapes leading to beautiful temples and shrines. Consistent with accommodation in northern Higashiyama, accommodation in the area is in demand and books-out well in advance. Expect high prices around weekends, public holidays and extended holidays such as Golden Week in spring and through August. When booking accommodation in Higashiyama, whether you do so around Kiyomizu-Gojo Station or Sanjo Station, it is worth noting that you might need to take yourself back to Kyoto Station if you want to visit some of the sites around Arashiyama and other parts of the city – see our ‘Kyoto Station Area’ hotel page for accommodation options in that part of the city.