Kamigyo Ward (上京区)

Kamigyo Ward is one of the eleven wards that constitute Kyoto City. Located in the center of the city, Kamigyo Ward occupies the northern part of former Kyoto. Kamo-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River system) flows on the east side. The Kyoto Prefectural government office is located in this ward.


April 10, 1897: Kamigyo Ward was established in Kyoto Prefecture.

April 1, 1889: This ward was merged with Shimogyo Ward to inaugurate Kyoto City. Kamigyo Ward and Shimogyo Ward became an administrative ward of Kyoto City.

April 1, 1929: Sakyo Ward was separated. In addition, Nakagyo Ward and Higashiyama Ward were generated by separating Kamigyo Ward and Shimogyo Ward.

September 1, 1955: Kita Ward (Kyoto City) was generated by separating Kamigyo Ward.

Educational facilities, museums and cultural facilities

Kyoto-shi Koko Shiryokan (the Kyoto City archeological museum)

Kyoto-shi Rekishi Shiryokan (the Kyoto city historical museum)

Chado Research Center Gallery

Raku Museum

Kyo-gashi Shiryokan (the Kyoto confectionery museum)

Masutomi Geology Museum


Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway

(to/from Kokusaikaikan Station) - Kuramaguchi Station* - Imadegawa Station - (to/from Takeda Station (Kyoto Prefecture))

Kuramaguchi Station was placed in the boundary between this ward and Kita Ward (Kyoto City).

Scenic sites, historic sites, tourist spots, specialty, festivals and events

Kyoto-gyoen Park - Kyoto Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace)

Seimei-jinja Shrine

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Goo-jinja Shrine

Genmu-jinja Shrine

Injo-ji Temple (Kyoto City)

Daihoon-ji Temple

St. Agnes' Episcopal Church (Anglican), Kyoto (constructed in 1898 and has been designated as a national important cultural property).

St.Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Nishijin, Kyoto

The Meiji Hall of Heian Jogakuin St. Agnes School (built in 1894 and has been designated as a national important cultural property).

The Kamishichiken area

Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge

Nishijin-ori Brocade

Honbo-ji Temple (Kyoto Prefecture) (the "Tomoe-no-Niwa Garden" beauty spot)

Post office in charge of collection and delivery in Kamigyo Ward is as follows:

The Nishijin Post Office: 602-xxxx

[Original Japanese]