Takoyakushi-dori Street (蛸薬師通)

The Takoyakushi-dori Street is a street running east-west through Kyoto City. It extends from the Kawaramachi-dori Street in the east, and in the west to Saiin Elementary School, which is west of Sai-dori Street. The section between Mibugawa-dori Street and Onmae-dori Street is interrupted by a few areas such as a Kyoto City Bus depot and the JR Sanin Main Line.

It corresponds to the Shijobomonkoji of the Heiankyo. The name 'Takoyakushi' comes from the common name of Yakushinyorai (Bhaisajyaguru) in Eifuku-ji Temple (Kyoto City) located along Shinkyogoku-dori Street. The section between Kawaramachi-dori Street and Shinkyogoku-dori Street deviates slightly southward and constitutes a shopping district that continues on past these streets.

The street between Kawaramachi-dori Street and Teramachi-dori Street is a public nonsmoking area.

Main Facilities along the Street

Maruju Nishimura-shoten, a popular baked sweet potato vendor often hosts a line of people waiting.

Kawaramachi Vivre

Mibu Garage (Kyoto City Transportation Bureau)

Kyoto Municipal Horikawa Senior High School

[Original Japanese]