Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto

Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto

Location of Shimogyō-ku in Kyoto
Kyoto Tower is a landmark in Shimogyō-ku.

Shimogyō-ku (下京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. First established in 1879, it has been merged and split, and took on its present boundaries in 1955, with the establishment of a separate Minami-ku.

Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station are major landmarks in Shimogyō-ku. Shijō Street on the northern edge of the area, especially around the Shijō Kawaramachi intersection, is the busiest shopping district in the city. Kyoto Station has an extensive shopping center, including a department store in the station building, and the underground Porta mall.

Shimogyō-ku has a population of 75,748 and an area of 6.82 km². Three rivers, Horikawa, Kamogawa and Takasegawa, are in the ward.


Omron, a global electronic components and automation manufacturer is headquartered in the ward.[1]


  1. ^ "Corporate Data." Omron. Retrieved on April 12, 2014.

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)