Gojo Paradiso: a vibrant cultural haven in the heart of Kyoto, where locals and international travellers alike come together to relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Our menu offers a delectable fusion of international cuisine, drawing inspiration from Japanese, Western, Mediterranean and Italian influences. For the non-meat eaters among you, we also offer a unique variety of vegetarian meals.
Other services we also offer :
Rental services for tourists: Pocket wifi, Bikes, and more.
Information: Tourist Guides, Free guidebook for Kyoto, free wifi at our houses and in the restaurant-bar
Gojo Paradiso is just in the middle between Kyoto 2 centers (Gion & Kyoto station) about 15 minutes walking distance from each. That make us at the best location in Kyoto
We are located at the heart of an old Japanese neighborhood. The area is like a village at the center of Kyoto and central Japan. Gojo Paradiso area has become popular for foreigners because of its location and its magical, quiet atmosphere which ideal for for foreigners want an authentic Japanese experience while visiting Kyoto. The Gojo Paradiso area offers various services for travel. Tickets, maps, rental bicycles, cellular phones, books, accommodations and Kyoto and Japan tours. We are proud and happy to be a part of the evolution of this neighborhood.
We help by participating in various activities such as volunteer activities for elders, groups for cleaning the rivers, and others offered by the non-profit Gojo Rakuen organization. You can find more details at www.gojoparadiso.jp.
History of the Area
This area has been called "Gojo Rakuen" for more than 300 years. "Rakuen" means "Paradise", and in this case, referred to the "red light district" of Gion & Ponto-cho. Gojo prospered from the Edo era period (AC,17) to the early days of Showa (AC,20) as the pleasure quarters for commoner of Kyoto.
After the red light was abolished, the neighborhood declined. Businesses closed and left. Only Kyoto traditional houses built by the wealthy remained. Most of houses in the area were reconstructed after WWII and preserved as a 300 year old reminder of the area's history.