Luck You Kyoto Bukkoji-Higashimachi
107 Bukkojihigashimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, 600-8054
Tel: +81 75-606-5447
How to reach us
5 minutes on foot from Exit 5 at Shijo Station on the Karasuma Line, the Kyoto Municipal Subway;
5 minutes on foot from Exit 15 at Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line;
about 10 minutes by taxi from the central exit at Kyoto Station
Please use the nearby coin parking as we do not have a parking lot.
Neighborhood Coin Parking Map
The fee is displayed when you click a spot.
◎Bukko-ji (the Temple of the Buddha’s Light)
This is the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect. Originally, it was situated near the present Kyoto National Museum, but afterwards it was moved to its present site. A street called “Bukkoji Dori” owes its name to this temple. In its precincts, there are shops and restaurants open to the public as well. In the fall, the highlight is ginkgo trees turned golden.
◎Kubota Birendo, the Kyosudare head store
This is an old store founded in 1883 that specializes in bamboo blinds. The blinds fitted in the Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi have all been manufactured there. As materials, they use natural stuff such as perennial reed harvested at Lake Biwa and bamboo harvested in Kyoto. In addition to blinds, they manufacture various products such as hanayose folding screens and bamboo artifacts.
◎Nishiki (Brocade) Market
At present, this is the “Kyoto Kitchen” that has become the greatest sightseeing spot. In a shopping area that stretches for 390 m /1,280 ft, there are stores selling Kyoto vegetables and Kyoto pickles, fresh fish, obanzai food, in total about 130 stores. Because they also offer great quantities of such things as croquettes, nerimono (bean paste) confections, and dumplings that can be conveniently bought, many travelers can be seen enjoying making an eating tour.
Kyoto’s premier shopping area, lined with department stores and fashion buildings such as “Fujii Daimaru,” “Kyoto Takashimaya,” “Kyoto Marui,” is within easy walking distance of the inn. If you cross the Shijo Kawaramachi intersection, proceed west and cross the Kamogawa River, you will arrive at Gion. The town atmosphere will change completely. The Yasaka shrine is also just a short walk away.