Sakaimachi-dori Street (堺町通)

The Sakaimachi-dori Street is a street running north-south through Kyoto City. It extends from Marutamachi-dori Street to Gojo-dori Street. It is divided between Bukkoji-dori Street and Takatsuji-dori.

It did not exist in Heiankyo and was built by Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI according to his Tensho zoning policy.

During the Sengoku period (period of Warring States, Jaoan) when Kyoto was in its twilight, the street is said to have provided a boundary which defined downtown and farms, and became the origin for the name of the street.

Sakaimachigomon of the Kyoto Imperial Palace is located at the northern end of the street. The town names of 'Sugiyacho' and 'Marukizaimokucho' remain because many lumber dealers were located along this street during the Edo period.

Main Facilities along the Street

Sakaimachigomon gate of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Marutamachi
Nishiki Market
Inoda Coffee main shop

[Original Japanese]