Takase River flowing along Shimokiyamachi. In the Spring Kiyamachi’s 200 cherry trees bloom at once, are lit during the night, further raising the charming atmosphere of Kiyamachi.
Kiyamachi street runs North-South stretching 2.8 kilometers linking Nijo avenue to Nanajo avenue. With Pontocho at East, Takase River at West it runs through both Nakagyo and Shimogyo wards. Shimokiyamachi being one of these areas between Shijo and Gojo avenues.
Shimokiya Machi-dori at night. A red colored Takase River is elegantly lit by the lantern lights of the shop front doors. Seasons will bring different expressions of this lively street, offering an exciting electric busy night for the young at Nakagyo ward and an adult quiet sophisticated escapade for adults at the Shimogyo ward.
- KIYAMACHIKAI HP