There are few streets in Asia that rival this narrow pedestrian-only walkway for atmosphere. Not much to look at by day, the street...
This is one of the few bars on Ponto-chō that foreigners can walk into without a Japanese friend. It’s a slick, trendy place that draws...
This is one of two downtown branches of the famous Ginkaku-ji noodle restaurant. It serves a variety of healthy set meals, such as a...
Ponto-chō, Shijō-agaru · interesting places nearby
This is one of the easiest places for non-Japanese to enter on Ponto-chō, a street where many of the other restaurants turn down even unfamiliar Japanese diners. Here you can feast on tempura, okonomiyaki, yaki-soba (fried noodles) and kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables) in tatami rooms overlooking the Kamo-gawa.