Access via Taxi
Shimaya Stays BenTen Residences on Google Maps
Please ask the taxi driver to take you to the junction known as Higashiyama-Yasui (pronounced hee-gah-shee-ya-ma ya-su-ee). If necessary, show the driver this: 東山安井.
The junction looks like this:
Look for the road beside this rental kimono store. Go down this road and turn into the first lane on your right. There’s a veterinary clinic (photo below) at the start of the lane.
Go down this road and turn left into the first lane on your left.
Head towards the two houses with the dark wooden frontage. The house on the left is BenTen West and the one on the far side, BenTen East.
Catching a Taxi from BenTen Residences
Taxis are fairly easy to hail from the main street in Central Kyoto. To get to the main street, turn right after you exit the BenTen properties, and turn into this road at the end of the lane.
Turn into the first lane on the left and you will emerge onto the main road at the end of the lane.