Kujo-dori Street (九条通)
Kujo-dori Street is one of the major east-west streets in Kyoto City. It corresponds to the Kujo-oji Street south of Heian-kyo. It is connected to Higashioji-dori Street at Higashiyama-bashi-higashizume of the Kamo-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River system) in the east, and it meets Kadonooji-dori Street in the west. Its course greatly differs from that in the Heian period because the street now turns moderately southward from the west side of the Senbon-dori Street and also extends south from Nishioji-dori Street.
There was Rajomon Gate around the crossing with the present Senbaon-dori Street. The Rajomon Gate was not repaired after being ruined by a destructive storm in 980, so today only a monument is left in its place.
The street was widened in the first year of Showa.
The section between Abura-no-koji dori Street and Mibugawa-dori Street (Keihan-kokudo guchi) belongs to National Route 1, and the section between Mibugawa-dori Street and Kadonooji-dori Street belongs to National Route 171.
Roads are operated by local municipalities unless otherwise specified.
Main facilities along the street
Higashiyama-bashi Bridge (Kamo-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River System))
Kyoto Municipal Toka Elementary School
Kyoto Municipal Toka Junior High School
Kujo Office, Kyoto City Bus
Kyoto-minami (south) Revenue Office, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Prefectural Toba High School
Kyoto Municipal Rakuyo Technical High School