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Pontocho overview

Pontocho is a friendly locale distinct for its gardens and natural features, and known for its temples and shops. You'll enjoy Pontocho's riverfront, architecture, and theater. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle. Popular attractions like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Gion Corner are sure to leave an impression. Pontocho is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Pontocho

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Pontocho has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Pontocho with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Pontocho hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Pontocho hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Pontocho

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 23.9 mi (38.5 km) from downtown Pontocho. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest major airport, 39.9 mi (64.3 km) away.

What to see around Pontocho

Known for its gardens, the area's family-friendly sights include:
  • • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
  • • Shusuitei Tea House
  • • Murin-an
  • • Shinsenen
  • • Nanzenin Garden
Acclaimed for its temples, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Seiganji Temple
  • • Nishiki Tenmangu
  • • Danno Horinji Temple
  • • Honnoji Temple
  • • Shinnyoin Temple
Its lakes, mountain views, and riverfront offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Lake Biwa
  • • Kiyotaki River
  • • Nishiyama Park
  • • Byodoin Temple
  • • Ponpon Mountain
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Aeon Mall Kyoto
  • • Aeon Mall Kumiyama
  • • Aeon Mall Kusatsu
  • • Kuzuha Mall
  • • Pieri Moriyama Mall
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Kiyomizu Temple
  • • Nijo Castle
  • • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • • Gion Corner
  • • Heian Shrine

When to visit Pontocho

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 61°F day, 34°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 45°F night
  • July-September: 92°F day, 62°F night
  • October-December: 77°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 7.48 inches
  • April-June: 12.09 inches
  • July-September: 13.50 inches
  • October-December: 9.45 inches