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Kyoto Budo Center

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Address: 46-2 Entomicho Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
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We have visited the Heian Shrine and the Gardens "next door" and heard the "Kiais" (screaming, martial arts style). We went through the gate (by the way, on the way from Heian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have visited the Heian Shrine and the Gardens "next door" and heard the "Kiais" (screaming, martial arts style). We went through the gate (by the way, on the way from Heian Shrine to the Budo Center you'll see a Kendo-Shop on the other side of the river), took off our shoes and went inside. We were lucky to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

As stated previously, it is not easily access able by a metro station. We had to walk quite a bit, but it did not disappoint! We walked through the gate and went to the desk to find out what was going on. They gave us a schedule of events and requested that we just ask the teacher of each respective... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

If you are at all interested in martial arts, your trip to Kyoto MUST include a stop at the Budo Center. This is actually a compound of buildings right next to Heian Shrine, and includes the old historic budo building (closed when I visited), a modern gymnasium, a sumo building and an archery range. I think this place is pretty... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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