Three steps to find yourway
Kyoto’s streets run on a loose grid plan in the city centre, so it’s handy to know your compass points and carry a map to count off the city blocks if you want to explore on foot.
English signage is good on public transport and at big road intersections, but rare in backstreets. You may find it helpful to look up your destination on Google Maps beforehand: most of Kyoto’s streets have Street View imagery, so you can visualise your route before you set off.
Ask someone at your hotel to write out the address of your destination in Japanese. Taxi drivers can use this for their satnav, but it’s also useful if you get lost and need to ask for directions from shopkeepers or police at a