Hachijo-dori Street (八条通)

Hachijo-dori Street is:
one of the major east-west streets in Kyoto City.
(described in this article)

one of the major east-west streets in Asahikawa City.

Hachijo-dori Street is one of the major east-west streets in Kyoto City.

It corresponds to the Hachijo-oji Street of Heian-kyo. It runs east-west, linking the Kamo-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River System) and the Katsura-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River System) nearly throughout, with the section between Onmae-dori Street and Senbon-dori Street divided by the tracks (railway) of the Tokaido Main Line. With the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen, the four-lane street south of Kyoto Station has become busy.

Nyakuichi-jinja Shrine is located at the corner of Nishioji Hachijo, where a monument indicates it as the historic site of Hachijo-dono (the residence in Hachijo) of TAIRA no Kiyomori. A camphor tree on the side of the street has a story; the tracks of the Kyoto City Trams were laid out in order to avoid the tree for fear that cutting it down might invoke a curse of TAIRA no Kiyomori. This is why Nishioji-dori Street is a winding one, particularly in this section, even after the abolishment of the City Trams.

Crossing roads

East is upper and west is lower. North is left and south is right.

Roads are operated by local municipalities unless otherwise specified.

Main facilities along the street

Kyotoeki-hachijoguchi (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)

Nyakuichi-jinja Shrine

Otabijo (temporary shrine) of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Katsura-kobashi Bridge (Tenjin-gawa River)

Katsura-Ohashi Bridge (Yodo-gawa River system)

[Original Japanese]