Higashinotoin-dori Street (東洞院通)
The Higashinotoin-dori Street is a street which runs north-south in Kyoto City.
It corresponds to Higashinotoin-no-Oji / Higashinotoin-Oji Street of Heiankyo. Toin' refers to the residence of the Retired Emperor (Daijo-tenno), Cloistered Emperor, and there were many residences of many nobility were located along the road during the Heian period. During the Edo period, the road became a primary highway connected to Takeda-kaido Road, and became so busy that one-way northbound traffic was imposed during the Kyoho era. It is said to be Japan's oldest one-way road.
Main facilities along the street
Nakagyo Post Office, Sanjo-kado (at the crossing of Sanjo)
Kyoto office, NTT West, Sanjo-kado
Kyoto Municipal Women's Center, Rokkaku Sagaru (to the south of Rokkaku)
Kodomo Patona (Kyoto Counseling Center for Children), Sanjo-Sagaru (to the south of Sanjo)
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Kyoto Century Hotel