Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kinki Region, Japan

Kita Ward is one of the 11 wards that make up Kyoto City. It consists of a plain area centered on a residential area and a mountainous area in the north. In addition to Rakuhoku temples and shrines such as Kinkakuji, Daitokuji, and Kamigamo Shrine, there are several universities such as Ritsumeikan University, Bukkyo University, Otani University, and Kyoto Sangyo University. The Kamo River flows to the east. Commercial facilities such as Kitaoji Vivre gather near Kitaoji Station.

The northern district of Kyoto City has a very strong Zen culture, and is home to Rabei’s largest temple, and the famous Ikyu Master (Wise Ikyu), who has been wandering around for decades, became the Dede Temple at the age of 80. Did. The presided over and rebuilt Dado Temple. The Dado Temple still preserves the ink of Master Eshiu. There are still four temples in Daitokuji, Daisenen, Yogenin, Mizumineen, and Kotoen. The courtyard of Daisenin is a masterpiece of the Kazansui garden in the early Edo period.

There is also Kaenji Temple in Kita Ward, Kyoto, which is a temple of the Rinzai school Sangokuji Temple, named after the famous generals of the Muromachi Shogu era, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The outer wall of the relic hall in the main building is all decorated with gold leaf, so it is called Kinkakuji Temple. Kinkakuji is a valuable cultural property and a famous tourist spot in Japan. Kinkakuji is gorgeous and uncontrollable. Kinkakuji is not only a national special scenic spot, but also designated as a world-famous cultural heritage.

The Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and Keifuku Electric Railway Kitano Line pass through the southeastern and southern parts of the jurisdiction, respectively, and the major commercial facilities within the jurisdiction are also near Kitanoji Station and Kitano Hakubaicho Station.

The current range was divided into Yamashiro Katsuno-gun and Atago-gun during the sacred beast era, and belonged to Kyoto Prefecture, which was newly established after the abolition of Edo Shokoku in 1868, and in 1889 Orikasa Village, Ono Village, and Central Japan. The town and village system belonging to is enforced. There are eight administrative districts: Kawamura, Kuramaguchi Village, Shanhemao Village, Ogon Village, Eifu Village, and Unhata Village. From 1918 to 1948, these eight provinces were integrated into the city of Kyoto and included in Shanghai, and until September 1, 1955, the areas that originally belonged to these eight provinces were changed from Shanghai to the present. It was established. North district.

Uega Shigeru School District
If you leave Kamigamo Shrine and go east, you will see the Daejeon Shrine soon after you will see the shrine town where the Myojin River, which originates from a stream in the shrine precincts, flows. The iris is in full bloom right now, and it is crowded with many people early in the morning. There is a ruins of the birthplace of Rosanjin Kitaoji in this area, and the small diameter of Daejeon (Komichi) made by local people such as the Autonomous Federation and various groups continues on the mountain behind Daejeon Shrine. There is a resting bench on the mountain road where the mountain azaleas that Lushan people loved greet you, and on a sunny day, you can see Kyoto Tower and Fushimi Momoyama Castle from a distance. If you go down the path of Daejeon to Okamotoguchi, you will find the Yasurai-do of the Yasurai Festival and the mountain god of the Sanyare Festival nearby. If you go east, you will find the Midorogaike, where the “Midorogaike Biological Community” designated as a national natural monument lives, and if you go southwest, you will find the birthplace of Kamo no Suetaka, and a monument is built. ..

Omiya school district
Omiya School District is the largest school district in Kita Ward with a population of over 16,000. As a new residential area, it accepts many people, and because it is close to Kyoto Sangyo University and Bukkyo University, there are many students, the power of young people is overflowing, and the population is increasing year by year. On the other hand, along with Toji and Ninnaji, it is also a historical area such as Jinko-in, which is one of the three major Kobo in Kyoto, Shodenji, which is famous for its blood ceiling, and the ice house that stores ice for the Imperial Palace.

Takagamine School District
The highway from Takagamine to Sugisaka and Tamba prospered as an important highway connecting Tamba and Kyoto, and Koetsu-cho, where the art and culture of Hon’ami Koetsu are colored, and Odoi, which Toyotomi Hideyoshi built in preparation for the invasion of foreign enemies. Takagamine School District is a region rich in history and culture, with two existing schools in the school district.

Kinugasa school district
The place name of Kinugasa has been so long ago that it was derived from the ancient fact that Emperor Uda hung white silk on Mt. Kinugasa in the summer and enjoyed the taste of snow makeup in the 9th century.

Kinkaku school district
The Kinkaku school district is one of the best tourist destinations in Kyoto, with Rokuonji (Kinkakuji) and the left capital. In addition, the capital left is the pride of the school district residents, supported by the local preservation society.

General School District
The General School District is located at the southern end of the Kita Ward and borders on Tokyo, Chukyo, and Ukyo Wards. It is an area full of historical atmosphere, where Tsubaki-ji Temple, which is famous for its five-colored Yae-san camellia, is located.

Machiho School District
The Machiho School District is a region with a scent of culture and history, including shrines and temples such as Imamiya Shrine, Daitokuji Temple, and Jotokuji Temple, as well as historic sites with legends such as “Ushiwakamaru Yunoido”.

Shichiku school district
The Shitake School District is home to the North Police Station, the North Post Office, and the Shin-Omiya Shopping Street, making it an area with outstanding convenience for living.

Fengde School District
The Fengde School District is located in “Shino”, which was once a popular aristocratic sightseeing spot. The current school district is almost square, surrounded by Shinmachi-dori in the east, Kitaoji-dori in the south, Daitokuji in the west, and Imamiya-dori in the north.

Motomachi school district
The Motomachi school district is generally surrounded by the right bank of the Kamo River in the east, Shinmachi-dori in the west, Imamiya-dori in the south, and Gen-dori over the Kamigamo Bridge in the north. It is close to the Kitaoji Bus Terminal, so it is convenient for transportation and forms a quiet residential area.

Rakudai School District
The Rakudai School District consists of the west foot of Funaokayama and the Kamiya River in the east and west, and Kuramaguchi-dori and Bukkyo University in the north and south. The school district between Funaokayama and the capital letter on the left is blessed with nature despite the city.

Kashiwano school district
The Kashiwano school district is sandwiched between Senbon-dori and the Kamiya River, and is lined with buildings that retain the atmosphere of the Taisho and Showa eras. Since ancient times, most homes have been deeply involved in work related to Nishijin-ori.

Shino school district
The Murasakino School District has held the “Murasakino Festival” centered on the bazaar in November for many years. In the area, not only elderly people living alone but also elderly households are increasing.

Shimei school district
The Shimei school district has a long history, including Jozenji Temple, which is famous for the Rokusai Nenbutsu, Tenneiji Temple, which has the graveyard of Munekazu Kanamori, who created the Kuge-style tea ceremony, and Shinmura Izuru’s residence (currently Shigeyama Bunko), which is famous for the compilation of Kojien. There are many buildings scattered around, and it can be said that it is a city of history and culture.

Nakagawa school district
The Nakagawa school district consists of the Sugisaka and Mayumi areas, including Nakagawa, which is famous as the setting for Yasunari Kawabata’s “Old City.” Despite being a few minutes drive from the city, the three areas are surrounded by abundant nature and still retain the atmosphere of a mountain village.

Onogo School District
Onogo School District is a region rich in nature with beautiful clear streams of the Kiyotaki River and greenery of the mountains. In recent years, the yellow leaves of ginkgo trees at Iwato-Ochiba Shrine have attracted attention and are visited by many tourists.

Kumogahata school district
Itsukushima Shrine has a history of over 1000 years. Kounji Temple where Koretaka Shinno retired. Shimei-in, which has the headwaters of the Kamo River and was the setting for the Kabuki “Narukami”. Kumogahata River, where the giant salamander, a natural monument, lives. The distant view overlooking from the carry-over pass is like seeing a wide picture with the smoke of the kamado rising slightly.

Hiragino school district
Hiragino School District was born in 1980 by merging the northwestern part of Kamigamo School District (former Hiragino area) and the northern part of Omiya School District (north of Kawakami area). Since the Kamo River divides the school district into two, we have devised the number of officers so that the entire area can be united in the operation.

Historic sites

Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkaku-ji is the head of the temple outside the precincts of the Rinzai sect Sokokuji school Omotoyama Sokokuji in Kita-ku, Kyoto. Shariden, which is a three-story tower building with gold leaf on the inside and outside of the building, is known as Kinkaku, and the entire temple including Shariden is known as Kinkakuji. The name of the temple is named after Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the founder of the temple, Rokuonin. The mountain number is Hokuzan. The temple crest is 57 paulownia. Yoshimitsu’s Kitayama Sanso was used as a temple after his death. The Sariden was a building that represented Kitayama culture in the early Muromachi period, but it was destroyed by fire in 1950 (Showa 25) and rebuilt in 1955 (Showa 30). In 1994 (Heisei 6), it was registered as a constituent asset of UNESCO’s World Heritage (cultural heritage) “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.

Kamigamo Betsurai Shrine
Kamigamo Betsurai Shrine is a shrine located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. Known as Kamigamo Shrine. One of Shikinaisha (Meishin Taisha), Yamashiro Kuniichinomiya, and Nijunisha (upper seven companies). The old shrine was a large shrine, and now it is a separate shrine of the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is registered as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto” as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Imamiya Shrine
Imamiya Shrine is a shrine located in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto. The shrine is the old shrine. Also known as “Tamanokoshi Shrine”. It has a large parishioner area in Kita-ku and Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, and is known as a shrine with a relatively large scale of festivals.

Takeisao Shrine
Takeisao Shrine is a shrine located on the hillside of Funaokayama in Kita-ku, Kyoto. Oda Nobunaga is the main deity, and his child Oda Nobutada is enshrined. The old shrine is a special shrine. To be correct, it is read as “Takeisao Jinja”, but it is generally called “Kenkunjinja” and is commonly called “Kenkun-san”. Formerly known as Ken Odasha (Takeisao Jinja) and Takeisao Jinja (Takeisao Jinja). It is one of the shrines dedicated to the feudal lords who were popular from the late Edo period to the early Meiji period.

Site shrine
The site shrine is a shrine located in Kita-ku, Kyoto. The old shrine is a village shrine. Known as Straw Tenjin.

Funaokayama is a mountain located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Daitokuji Temple
Daitokuji is a temple located in Murasakino Daitokuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and is the main temple of the Rinzai sect Daitokuji school. The mountain number is Ryuhozan. The principal image is Shaka Nyorai. Kaisan (founder) is Myocho Somine, a master of Daito Kokushi, and was officially founded in the second year of the middle (1325).

It is one of the largest Zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto, and in addition to the central temples such as the Buddhist temple and the temple, more than 20 temples are lined up in the precincts, leaving the atmosphere of a modern temple. Daitoku-ji is a temple that has produced many famous monks and has a deep connection with the tea ceremony culture, and has continued to have a great influence on Japanese culture. Many cultural assets such as buildings, gardens, barrier paintings, tea utensils, and Chinese calligraphy are left in the Honbo and Tatchu temples. In addition, Daitokuji Honbo is not open to the public, and many of the towers are also private.

Koetsuji Temple
Koetsuji is a temple of the Nichiren sect in Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. The old main mountain is Kyoto Honpo-ji. Parent law ties.

Shodenji Temple
Shodenji is a temple with the style of various mountains of the Rinzai sect Nanzenji school in Nishigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Kisshozan. The temple name is called Shoden Gokokuzenji in detail. The principal image is Shaka Nyorai.

Tojiin is a temple of the Rinzai sect Tenryuji school in Kita-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mannenzan. It is Ashikaga’s family temple and is also known as Ashikaga Takauji’s graveyard.

Kinugasa Utano Line
Kyoto City Road No. 183 Kinugasa Utano Line is a principal local road from Kinugasa Kaidocho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture to Utanofukuoji-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto Prefecture. It is a tourist road with famous temples such as Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, and Ninnaji along the line, and is nicknamed Kinukake no Michi.


Domoto Impression Museum
The Kyoto Prefectural Domoto Impression Museum is an art museum located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Suekawa Memorial Hall
Ritsumeikan University Suekawa Memorial Hall is a facility of Ritsumeikan University headquartered in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is possible for the general public other than those involved in the university to visit.

Furuta Oribe Museum
The Furuta Oribe Museum is an art museum in Kita-ku, Kyoto that displays tea utensils, antique art, and historical materials related to Furuta Oribe.


Aburi mochi
Aburi-mochi is a rice cake that is made by sticking a thumb-sized rice cake sprinkled with soybean flour on a bamboo skewer, and then simmering it on a charcoal fire and then applying white miso sauce. Japanese sweets shops are known at Imamiya Shrine in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Seiryoji in Saga, Ukyo-ku, and Shinmeigu in Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Ishikawa.

In particular, the Imamiya Shrine store is said to be the oldest Japanese sweets shop in Japan since the Heian period, and it is said that it behaved to the common people during the Onin War and famine on the approach to Imamiya Shrine. In addition, the bamboo skewers used in the aburi-mochi are the igushi dedicated to Imamiya Shrine, and when you enter under the flower umbrella of the Yasurai Festival demon held at Imamiya Shrine on the second Sunday of April every year. It is popular because it is said that eating it has the benefit of preventing illness and mischief.