Pre-modern Historic Sites

RV`SS Odoi (National Historic Sites)
Location: Kaminagame-cho/Horikawa-cho, shichiku, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Hiranotoriimae-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Murasakino Nishidoi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Kyu Doi-cho 3, Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Kyu Doi-cho 2, Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Omiya Doi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
Hirokoji-agaru Kitanobe-cho, Teramachi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
Bakuro-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
Nishinokyo Hara-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City

Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered construction of earthen embankments, as part of the cities redevelopment. Extending 22.5 km around the city, they seved as fortifications against attack, and as flood levee banks. The area inside the embankments was known as rakuchu (inside Kyoto); the rest of the world was rakugai (outside Kyoto). Entrances were located at seven strategic points. Today, nine sections of the wall are preserved as Historic Sites.


ST Takasegawa Ichinofuna-iri (National Historic Site)
Location: Kiyamachi-dori Nijo-sagaru, Nishigawa Ichinofuna-iri-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City

Takasegawa is a canal which was opened in 1611 by Suminokura Ryoi. The place where boats loaded and unloaded cargo was known as Funa-iri. During the canal's heyday, as many as 130 flat-bottomed, high-prowed Takase boats carried goods to and from Osaka and elsewhere.


SU Guideposts:
Imadegawa-dori/Teramachi/Higashi-iru Omote-cho (Ohara-guchi) Guidepost (Kyoto City Registered Historic Site)
Location: Imadegawa-dori, Teramachi, Higashi-iru Omote-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
SVKitashirakawa Nishimachi Guidepost (Kyoto City Registered Historic Site)
Location: Kitashirakawa Nishimachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
SWYoshida Honmachi Guidepost (Kyoto City Registered Historic Site)
Location: Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
SXSanjo-dori/Shirakawa-bashi/Higashi-iru Goken-cho (Sanjo-Shirakawa Bridge) Guidepost (Kyoto City Registered Historic Site)
Location: Sanjo-dori/Shirakawa-bashi/Higashi-iru Goken-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
TOGoryo Nakauchi-cho (Gojo-wakare) Guidepost (Kyoto City Registered Historic Site)
Location: Goryo Nakauchi-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City
@Guideposts, or 'street directories,' were placed at road junctiores. Engraved with directions and distances to destinations, they served the same purpose as modern road signs and streetside road maps. Many such guideposts still exist throughout Kyoto City, and of these more than a few are engraved with the name of the era during which they were installed.
Other Pre-modern Historic Sites

Name Classifi
cation
Location A brief outline
TP
Residence of Ito Jinsai:
Library/ remnants
of the classroom
National Historic
Site
Higashi Horikawa-dori,
Demizu-sagaru 4-chome,
Kamigyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Ito Jinsai was a Confucian scholar of the early Edo period. The library still stands on the site of his residence.
TQ
Sanshi Suimei Dokoro:
the studio of Rai Sanyo
National Historic
Sit
Higashi
Sanbongi-dori,
Marutamachi-agaru,
Minamimachi,
Kamigyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Rai Sanyo, another Confucian scholar, was active toward the end of the Edo period. Although his house no longer exists, his studio survives.
TR
Grave of
Ishikawa Jozan
National Historic
Site
Ichijo-ji,
Matsubara-cho,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
The inscription on the gravestone reveals this site as the resting place of Ishikawa Jozan, a writer of the early Edo period.
TS
Shisendo
National Historic
Site
Ichijo-ji
Monguchi-cho/
Ichijo-ji
Odani-cho/
Ichijo-ji
Matsubara-cho,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
The secluded residence of Ishikawa Jozan, the Edo period writer.
TT
Shogo-in: a former
imperial palace
National Historic
Site
Shogoin Nakamachi, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
The head temple of the Shuken Buddhist sect. Shogo-in served briefly as the emperor's residence after the Imperial Palace was destroyed by fire, at the close of the Edo period.
TU
The former
Nijo Villa
(Nijo Castle)
National Historic
Site
Nijo-dori Horikawa
Nishi-iru Nijo-jo-cho,
Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, it is a classic example of pre-modern castle architecture.
TV
Residential retreat
of Iwakura Tomomi
National Historic
Site
Iwakura Agura-cho, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City
Remnants of the house where Iwakura Tomomi lived for a period in seclusion, before the Meiji Restoration.
TW
Stone embankment &
stone pagodas
of Hokoji Temple
National Historic
Site
Chaya-cho,
Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto City
This temple was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It contains a huge stone embankment and two stone pagodas.
TX
Residence of
Kadano Azumamaro
National Historic
Site
Fukakusa
Yabunouchi-cho,
Fushimi-ku,
Kyoto City
Middle Edo period. Remnants of a residence of the Japanese classical scholar, Kadano Azumamaro. Found within the grounds of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
UO
Stone wall
of Fushimi Castle
Kyoto City Registered Histonic
Site
Momoyama-cho
Iba
Fushimi-ku,
Kyoto City
(Momoyama Higashi
Elementary School)
Excavation uncovered part of the stone wall surrounding Fushimi Castle. The castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The wall has since been dismantled and reconstructed in a nearby elementary school.
UP
oyake Ichiri-zuka
(distancemarker)
Kyoto City Registered Histonic
Site
Konotsuji-cho,
Oyake,
Yamashina-ku,
Kyoto City
Ichiri-Zuka are distance markers,equivalent to milestones.They were placed along roads at intervals of one ri(about3.75km),during the Edo period.This is the only marker existing within Kyoto City today.


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