OWL Magazine Korea

Kyoto “Fukakusa Landscape”

During my recent trip to Kyoto, I chose to stay at the “Urban Hotel Kyoto.” Situated in Fukakusa, I naturally took some time to explore the village around the hotel and appreciate the scenery.

“Peaceful Atmosphere in Kyoto Fukakusa”

The Fukakusa area in Kyoto exuded a remarkably peaceful atmosphere. It felt like a well-maintained, tranquil rural village, offering a sense of romance.

Fukakusa is the location of the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Consequently, it naturally provided a charming neighborhood to explore on the way to the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

While not particularly modern, the overall ambiance was that of a well-kept and organized place.

“A Romantic Place with Railroad Tracks and Waterways to Explore”

One notable feature was the railroad tracks passing through the village. It was fascinating and, at the same time, looked romantically unique with the tracks running right next to houses where people live.

Finding such scenery has become increasingly rare in South Korea, but in Japan, surprisingly, you can still easily come across such landscapes.

Moreover, Fukakusa had small streams flowing through it, adding to the neatly arranged and well-maintained feel of the area. The harmonious coexistence of railroad tracks and waterways, shaping the village, was particularly impressive.

Especially during the early hours, walking towards the Fushimi Inari Shrine, observing the locals heading to the station for work, added an interesting dynamic. Grateful for the opportunity to momentarily escape from daily life as a traveler, I continued my journey.

“Japan, Kyoto Fukakusa”

  • Address: XQ7C+Q2 Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Note: The address is based on Fukakusa Station.