Shomen-dori Street (正面通)
Shomen-dori Street is a street running east-west through Kyoto City. The street runs from Hoko-ji Temple on Yamatooji-dori Street to Senbon-dori Street. It stops at Shoseien (Kikokutei) garden, Higashi-Hogan-ji Temple, and Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple. It is called Nakajuzuyamachi-dori Street between Shoseien garden and Akezunomon-dori Street (it joins Karasuma-dori Street around this area).
The name Shomen-dori Street comes from a street which connects the front of the Buddha of Kyo in Hoko-ji Temple.
Walkways and a central median which create a wide lane are maintained between Yamatooji-dori Street and Honmachi-dori Street, while other areas are narrow although it is still two-ways.
Main Facilities on the Street
Kyo no daibutsu(Daibutsu of Kyo)
Kyoto City Teikyo Elementary School
Shoseien (Kikokutei) garden
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
Kyoto Central Wholesale Market