This is the best-known of several bridges that dot the river. Parallel to the temple row is the river, the Nakashima-gawa, which is...
This temple in Teramachi dates from the 1620s and is noted for the Ming architecture of the main hall. Like Sōfuku-ji, it is an Ōbaku...
Cool but friendly, this dark basement bar is a bit of a local icon, cluttered with rock memorabilia. There's a huge collection of tunes,...
Come here if you would like to experience shippoku ryōri and still afford your airfare home. Course menus are filling and varied (the...
7-5 Kajiya-machi · interesting places nearby
In Teramachi, this Ōbaku temple (Ōbaku is the third-largest Zen sect after Rinzai and Sōtō) was built in 1629 by Chinese monk Chaonian. Its red entrance gate (Daiippo-mon) exemplifies Ming dynasty architecture. Inside the temple you can admire a huge cauldron that was used to prepare food for famine victims in 1681, and a statue of Maso, goddess of the sea, worshipped by early Chinese seafarers. There's also a matcha tea service (¥700) served with sweets.