Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto

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Ward of Kyoto
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Location of Shimogyō-ku in Kyoto
Location of Shimogyō-ku in Kyoto
Shimogyō is located in Japan
Location of Shimogyō-ku in Japan
Coordinates: 34°59′15″N 135°45′20″E / 34.98749°N 135.75547°E / 34.98749; 135.75547Coordinates: 34°59′15″N 135°45′20″E / 34.98749°N 135.75547°E / 34.98749; 135.75547
Founded 1879
 • Total 6.78 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Highest elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Lowest elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (October 1, 2015)
 • Total 82,668
 • Estimate (2016) 82,682
 • Density 12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Kyoto Tower is a landmark in Shimogyō-ku.

Shimogyō-ku (下京区?) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. First established in 1879, it has been merged and split, and took on its present boundaries in 1955, with the establishment of a separate Minami-ku.

Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station are major landmarks in Shimogyō-ku. Shijō Street on the northern edge of the area, especially around the Shijō Kawaramachi intersection, is the busiest shopping district in the city. Kyoto Station has an extensive shopping center, including a department store in the station building, and the underground Porta mall.

Shimogyō-ku has a population of 82,682 and an area of 6.78 km². Three rivers, Horikawa, Kamogawa and Takasegawa, are in the ward.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1960 146,174 —    
1970 116,200 −20.5%
1980 86,821 −25.3%
1990 73,457 −15.4%
2000 71,212 −3.1%
2010 79,287 +11.3%
2015 82,668 +4.3%
Source: [1]


Omron, a global electronic components and automation manufacturer is headquartered in the ward.[1]




  1. ^ "Basic Corporate Information." Omron. Retrieved on December 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "TAKARA HOLDINGS INC.". Takara Holdings. Retrieved on December 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Corporate Profile". TOSE CO., LTD. Retrieved on December 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Annual Report". Bank of Kyoto, Ltd. Retrieved December 3, 2016.

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