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to merge: [[Seattle/Greenlake|Greenlake]], [[Seattle/Wallingford|Wallingford]].
  
==Sleep==
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merged (or no content): [[Seattle/Crown Hill|Crown Hill]], [[Seattle/Lake City|Lake City]], [[Seattle/Northgate|Northgate]], [[Seattle/Phinney Ridge|Phinney Ridge]], [[Seattle/Wedgwood|Wedgwood]], [[Seattle/Ravenna|Ravenna]], [[Seattle/Greenwood|Greenwood]], [[Seattle/Laurelhurst|Laurelhurst]].
  
[[Image:Ryokan.jpg|thumb|300px|Japanese Style Ryokan]]
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separate: [[Seattle/University District|University District]], [[Seattle/Ballard|Ballard]]?, [[Seattle/Fremont|Fremont]]?  (Merge Wallingford into Fremont too?)
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Kyoto has a wide range of accommodation, much of it geared towards foreign visitors. During peak seasons, such as the cherry blossoms in April or during [[Japan#Holidays|Golden Week]] when accommodation is difficult to get, consider staying in [[Osaka]].  A thirty minute train ride from Kyoto Station to Osaka Station will cost you ¥540 one way.
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'''North Seattle''' is the portion of [[Seattle]] north of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
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==Get in==
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===By car===
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Due to the terrain, the major thoroughfares are all north-south, including the heavyweights of Aurora Avenue (SR-99), Interstate 5, and Lake City Way (SR-522). Few east-west streets cross the entire area, but the
  
Most of the lodging in the city is clustered near the [[Kyoto/Central|central city]], especially around Kyoto Station and the downtown area near Karasuma-Oike.  The outer areas have a scattering of their own, tending towards inexpensive but often much further from train or subway stations.
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===By bus===
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All neighborhoods have at least one direct route to downtown, though connections between neighborhoods can be limited.  Almost every arterial street has a route or two of its own.  University District has a major transfer point at Campus Parkway and University Ave., connecting with the 71/72/73 express routes to downtown.  The '''Northgate Transit Center''', immediately south of Northgate Mall, links the Route 41 express bus to downtown with numerous local routes, as well as multiple large park-and-ride lots.
  
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==See==
  
===Budget===
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==Do==
At the bottom of the price scale, many temples in Kyoto own and run their own lodging complex known as ''shukubō'' (宿坊), usually located on or near temple grounds. Guests are often invited to participate in morning prayer service (''otsutome'') held at the temple. Unfortunately, most temple lodgings do not have English-speaking receptions, and curfews and check-in/out times tend to be strict.  Most are located in the [[Kyoto/North|northern region]] of the city.
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===Parks===
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* Golden Gardens Park
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* Woodland Park Zoo
  
Hostels are common and popular with studentsInexpensive hotels lack amenities but compensate with prices surprisingly low for Japan; both can be found in all regions of the city, and may be the only options available if you need to stay in an outlying ward.
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===Events===
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* Greenwood Classic Car Show - Every year in June. Draws more people than you would expect.
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* Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk - held annually in May, showcases hundreds of local artists
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* Art Up Greenwood-Phinney - is another <b>monthly</b> art walk, held on 2nd Fridays
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*Lake City has a really great street fair in late August for Pioneer Days, complete with street vendors, food, music and a parade with local kids and performers on up to the SeaFair PiratesIt has a great small-town feel while the streets are lined with all sorts of families and crazies from the neighborhood.  The kid's parade usually starts at 6, then the main parade starts at 7.  Fun for all.  Not for those who need irony to be entertained, or for those who can't stand a city crowd.  [http://www.lakecityfestival.com/PioneerEVENTSparades.html]
  
===Midrange===
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The average hotel in Kyoto is no different from an average hotel anywhereHowever, the majority of self-named [[Japan#Inns|ryokan]] in this range are actually minshuku. Most are small family-run operations and accustomed to dealing with foreignersBe prepared to pay for the full stay in advance.
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* Phinney Avenue has an remarkable number of '''antique stores''', and the whole street has a low-key 1950's atmosphereIts northbound continuation, Greenwood Avenue, has a number of small shops between 70th and 90th Streets.
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*<buy name="Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co." alt="" address="8414 Greenwood Ave." directions="" phone="206-725-2625" url="http://www.greenwoodspacetravelsupply.com/" hours="M-Tu 3-6 PM, W-F noon-6, Sa 10-6; may close early" price="" lat="" long="">The elaborate facade ("the only local and comprehensive emporium for all your space travel needs") actually conceals a creative writing center for children and teenagers. The amusingly kitschy or geeky sci-fi themed goods sold by the storefront help support their operations.  Rocket parking on roof.</buy>
  
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Almost exclusively found in the [[Kyoto/Central|downtown and Kyoto Station areas]], these top-of-the-line lodgings can make your airfare look cheapWestern-style hotels dominate in this category; unlike the midrange options, very few of the high end ryokan can be booked without a fluent command of Japanese.
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* '''Restaurante Michoacan‎''' 8311 15th Ave NW - Best Mexican in Crown Hill...
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* '''Red Mill Burgers''' [http://www.redmillburgers.com/], 312 N 67th St., (206)783-6362. Good old-fashioned burgers, fries, and shakes.
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*'''Greenwood Mandarin''', 7307 Greenwood Ave N. (Phinney Ridge), 206-783-6426Small local chinese restaurant, with decent fare.  Lunch prices are often below $5.00, and tend to be less heavy with the salt than many other Chinese restaurants in the area.
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*'''Santorini Pizza & Pasta''', [http://santorinipizza.com/], 11001 35th Avenue NE (Wedgwood), 206.440.8499.  Neighborhood Italian (with some Greek tones) restaurant known for good food and house wine.  A favorite with many locals, the cooks have a tendency to use ample amounts of cheese.  Extremely large dessert portions, particularly the Baklava.
  
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*<eat name="Grateful Bread Baking Company & Cafe" alt="Wedgwood" address="7001 35th Ave NE" directions="" phone="" url="http://gratefulbreadbaking.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Grateful Bread is a bakery and cafe that offers handmade bread and pastries, as well as espresso and panini sandwiches. It is predominantly a family spot, especially during the period right before and after school. It is locally owned and has a very casual atmosphere.</eat>
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==Central==
 
The great majority of Kyoto's accommodations can be found here.  Staying closer to Kyoto Station provides immediate access to the Shinkansen and the hub of the city bus network; closer to Karasuma-Oike puts you in the midst of downtown and closer to the [[Kyoto/East|Gion]].  They're only minutes apart by subway, making the choice merely a matter of personal convenience.
 
  
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==Drink==
====Hostels====
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* '''Prost!''' [http://www.prosttavern.net/], 7311 Greenwood Ave N., (206)706-5430. Great little Bavarian-style German pub loaded with great German beer and all beers served in their appropriate glassware.
* <sleep name="Guesthouse Yahata" alt="" address="544 Yahata-cho, Gojo-agaru, Nishinotoin, Shimogyo-ku" directions="off Gojo-dori, west of the subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-204-5897 (Japanese only)" email="" fax="" url="http://yahata-inn.com/" checkin="4-9 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Bunk beds from &yen;2,500, private rooms from &yen;8000 (2-4 people), with free breakfast"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hirano's B&B Kyoto" alt="" address="38 Nakano-cho Oshikoji-sagaru, Shinmachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku" directions="3 min. walk west from the Karasuma-Oike subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-256-3081" email="hr_hirohira12@yahoo.co.jp" fax="" url="http://www.geocities.jp/hiranosguest_house/" checkin="" checkout="" price="&yen;4000 single, &yen;3500/person for two, includes breakfast">A quiet and intimate B&B (three guest rooms), near Nijo Castle.  Guests experience being at home with a Japanese family.</sleep>
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* There are plenty of sketchy, usually hourly-rate motels on Aurora Ave. Stay at your own risk.
* <sleep name="J-Hoppers Kyoto Guesthouse" alt="" address="51-2, Nakagoryo-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku" directions="8 min. walk south from Kyoto Station, near Kujo subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-681-2282, SKYPE:jhoppers" email="" fax="" url="http://kyoto.j-hoppers.com/" checkin="3-10 PM" checkout="8-11 AM" price="Dormitory bed &yen;2,500">A new and clean backpackers hostel.  Rental bikes &yen;500/day, Internet &yen;300/hour. No curfew; up-to-date local information by native staff.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="K's House Kyoto" alt="" address="418 Nayacho, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku" directions="9 min. walk east from JR Kyoto Station along Shichijo-dori, 4 min. walk from Keihan Line Shichijo Station" phone="+81 (0)75-342-2444" email="info@kshouse.jp" fax="+81 (0)75-342-2440" url="http://kshouse.jp/kyoto-e/" checkin="3-10 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Dormitory room &yen;2500, twin/double/triple room from &yen;2900, single room from &yen;3500 (prices per person)">Opened in November 2003, this foreigner-friendly hostel with English speaking staff, has received favorable reviews for reasonable prices, cleanliness and amenities like internet access and kitchens.  The hostel itself can be difficult to find, as it is located down a narrow street off the main road.</sleep>
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* <listing name="Kyoto Cheapest Inn" alt="" directions="Near Nijo Castle, 1-3 min. walk from bus stop Horikawa Marutamachi, 7 min. walk northeast from JR Nijo station" address="783 Sabamatsu-cho, Marutamachi Omiya-Dori, Kamigyo-ku" phone="+81 (0)75-821-3323" email="" fax="" url="http://kyoto.cheapest-inn.com/" hours="" price="Dorms from, &yen;1000-2500, private rooms, &yen;7800.  Discounts common in winter">Credit cards accepted, English available, sheets included.  Long stay discount.  Additional charges for various services - use of printer or fax, changing sheets more frequently, etc.</listing>
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* <sleep name="Tomato Guesthouse" alt="" address="135 Shimizu, Nishi-iru Shiokoji-Horikawa, Shimogyou-ku" directions="7 min. walk west from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-203-8228" email="" fax="" url="http://pascon.gozaru.jp/enindex.html" checkin="4-9 PM" checkout="" price="Rates &yen;3900 - &yen;2200"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Tour Club" alt="" address="362 Momijicho, Higashinakasuji, Shomensagaru, Shimogyo-ku" directions="9 min. walk northwest from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-353-6968" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kyotojp.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double en-suite &yen;3490 per person, quad en-suite &yen;2,930 per person">A friendly, clean hostel with both dorm and private rooms. There is a beautiful zen garden and traditional Japanese-living room. Free wifi, coffee and tea and the chance to try on a kimono. Air-con, bicycle rental and laundry are also available.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Budget Inn" alt="" address="" directions="near Nishi-Honganji, 7 min. walk northwest from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-344-1510" email="" fax="" url="http://www.budgetinnjp.com/" checkin="4:00-9:30 PM" checkout="10:30 AM" price="Dorm bed &yen;2500/night, private rooms &yen;10,980 triple through &yen;14,980 quad">Under the same management as Tour Club (above).  A variety of dorm and private rooms, with elevator access. Kitchen and laundry facilities available.  Offers discounts for stays beyond 4 nights.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Crossroads" alt="" address="45-14 Ebisu Banba-cho, Shimogyo-ku" directions="20 min. walk west of Kyoto Station, or #205 bus to Ume Koji Koen-mae then 2 min. walk northwest" phone="+81 (0)75-354-3066" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-354-3022" url="http://www.rose.sannet.ne.jp/c-inn/" checkin="4 PM" checkout="10 AM" price="Three rooms: one person ¥4000, two persons ¥7350, three persons ¥10,400">A ryokan with shared shower & toilet facilities.  11 PM curfew.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Econo Inn Discount Hotel" alt="" address="67 Hirai-cho, Kawaramachi-Gojo Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku" directions="15 min. walk northwest from Kyoto Station, or just south of Kawaramachi-Gojo stop on buses 4, 17, 205" phone="+81 (0)75-343-6660" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-343-6667 " url="http://www.econo-inn-kyoto.com/en/" checkin="3 PM - 11 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Sliding rate scale depending on length of stay: singles go from &yen;5880 for one night down to &yen;3880 for 21 nights or more; a few small short-term singles range start at &yen;3780">21 Western-style private rooms: singles, doubles, and triples. All rooms have a bath unit, air-conditioner and TV.  Caters more to long-term stays.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Iida" alt="ホテル飯田" address="717 Shiokoji-agaru, Akezu-dori, Shimogyo-ku" directions="3 min. northeast of Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-341-3256" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-351-3051" url="http://www.hotel-iida.co.jp/e-menu.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles &yen;5250-7875 (Japanese), &yen;6300-7875 (Western); doubles &yen;8400-14,700; triples &yen;12,600-23,625">Mostly Japanese style rooms, with a few Western rooms, both varieties with or without private bath.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ikoi-no-Ie" alt="憩の家" address="885 Ushitora-cho, Rokujo-dori, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku" directions="12-15 min. walk northwest from Kyoto Station, 5 min. west from Gojo subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-354-8081" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-354-8068" url="" checkin="by arrangement" checkout="11 AM" price="Singles with shared bath &yen;4750, private bath &yen;7600; doubles &yen;7600-8400 shared, &yen;9600-11,000 private; triples &yen;9600 shared, &yen;12,000-&yen;13,500 private; quad &yen;15,000 private">New facility, opened 2007.  All non-smoking rooms, some en-suite.  The ground floor rooms near the lobby can be noisy.  LAN ports in most rooms.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Palace Side Hotel" alt="" address="Karasuma Shimodachiuri Agaru, Kamigyo-ku" directions="3 min. walk north from Marutamachi subway station K07" phone="+81 (0)75-415-8887" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-415-8889" url="" checkin="2 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Singles &yen;6000-7000, twin &yen;9000-9800, doubles &yen;9800">It's exactly where the name suggests: across the street from the Kyoto Imperial Palace and park, on Karasuma (near the intersection with Marutamachi). It's a Western-style hotel reminiscent of a much more expensive hotel that could use a good scrubbing. The staff speak fluent English, and the front desk is always open, as are computers with Internet access in the lobby. It's often used by academic groups from nearby universities, though, so advance reservations should be made. There are discounts for stays of three or more nights.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ryokan Hiraiwa" alt="旅館平岩" address="314 Hayao-cho, Kaminokuchi-agaru, Ninomiyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku" directions="15 min. walk northeast from Kyoto Station, or take buses #17 or #205 from pier A2 to Kawaramachi-Shomen, the third stop" phone="+81 (0)75-351-6748" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles &yen;4200−5250, doubles &yen;8400">A self-proclaimed ryokan (really a minshuku) catering almost entirely to the foreign market, in an old Japanese house plastered with English signs, warnings and tips.  All rooms are Japanese style. Traditional breakfast is available for an extra charge. Shared bathrooms or a public bath half a block away.  But it's cheap (&yen;4200 for a single, &yen;8400 for a double, breakfast not included) and reasonably friendly, though opinions beyond that vary widely.  Slightly inconveniently located halfway between the station and the center of town (it's bit of a hike to either).</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ryokan Kyoraku" alt="" address="231 Kogawa-cho, Shichijo-agaru, Akezu-dori, Shimogyo-ku" directions="6 min. walk north from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-371-7161" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-371-1260" url="http://www.ryokankyoraku.jp/en.index.html" checkin="3-10 PM" checkout="10 AM" price="Singles &yen;5200-6000 with shared bath, &yen;6000-6600 private; doubles &yen;9200-10,200 shared, &yen;11,000-12,300 private; triples &yen;13,800-15,200 shared, &yen;16,000-17,700 private">Recently renovated, with 14 Japanese-style rooms (half with private bath, half without) and two Western-style double rooms (both with private bath).  11 PM curfew.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Station Ryokan Seiki" alt="" address="24-5, Kitakarasuma-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku" directions="5 min. walk south from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-682-0444" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-682-0171" url="http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~seikis/index_e.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles &yen;5500, doubles &yen;8000-9000, triples &yen;12,000-13,000">Shabby building, but the staff is friendly.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Super Hotel Kyoto Karasuma Gojo" alt="" address="Karasuma Dori, Gojo Kudaru, Osaka Machi 396-3" directions="10 min. walk from Kyoto Station, or at exit 8 of Gojo subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-343-9000" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-343-9001" url="http://www.superhotel.co.jp/en/s_hotels/karasuma.html" checkin="3 PM-midnight" checkout="10 AM" price="Singles &yen;6090 (&yen;5040 off season, &yen;7140 peak season); doubles &yen;7140-8180-9240">A Japanese budget hotel chain. All rates include tax and breakfast.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo-Karasuma" alt="" address="393, Gojo-Karasumasho Karasuma-dori Matsubara-sagaru Shimogyo-ku" directions="15 min. walk north from Kyoto Station, 3 min. walk from Gojo subway station, exit 2" phone="+81 (0)75-344-1045" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-344-1047" url="http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00040/index.html" checkin="4 PM" checkout="10 AM" price="Singles &yen;6200, doubles &yen;7200, triples &yen;8200">A Japanese budget hotel chain. Good value for twin rooms. Online reservations showing vacancies & bookings available on all sites, enter as "General Guest" if you do not have membership.  Two other locations nearby, at Shijo-Omiya [http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00027/index.html] and Shijo-Karasuma [http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00053/index.html], with similar prices.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Gimmond Hotel" alt="2 min. walk east from Karasuma-Oike subway station" address="Takakura-Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku" directions="" phone="+81 (0)75-221-4111" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-221-8250" url="http://www.gimmond.co.jp/kyoto/english/e_index.html" checkin="1 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Including taxes and fees: Singles &yen;9,586&ndash;10,741, doubles &yen;16,170, twin rooms &yen;16,747&ndash;23,100">A foreigner-friendly hotel, neat and tidy and located downtown near City Hall.  Discount for Internet booking.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hearton Hotel Kyoto" alt="" address="Higashi no Toin Dori Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku" directions="2 min. northeast of Karasuma-Oike subway station, exit 1" phone="+81 (0)75-222-1300" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-222-1313" url="http://www.heartonhotel.com/kyoto/" checkin="2 PM" checkout="noon" price="Single &yen;11,000, twin &yen;22,400">Mid range, Western-style hotel located downtown.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Monterey Kyoto" alt="" address="3 Jyo Minami Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku" directions="West side of Karusuma, south of Sanjo" phone="+81 (0)75-251-7111" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="2 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Singles around &yen;15,000&ndash;18,000, doubles around &yen;20,000&ndash;23,000">Opened in March 2007 the staff are very keen to please. 15 minute stroll to '''Sanjo Shopping Arcade''' and less than five minute walk from subway station. Rates vary but they have discounts for internet booking and travel agents offer combined JR tickets and room rates. Includes spa and two restaurants (French and Japanese).</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kyoto Garden Hotel" alt="" address="Muromachi-dori, Oike Minamiiru, Nakagyo-ku" directions="About 1 min. west of Karasuma-Oike subway station (Karasuma subway line), exit 4-1" phone="+81 (0)75-255-2000" url="http://www.kyoto-gardenhotel.co.jp/index.html" checkin="3 PM" checkout="10 AM" price="Single ¥9,240, double ¥12,600-13,650, twin ¥14,700-16,800, triple ¥19,950" lat="" long="" email="office@kyoto-gardenhotel.co.jp" fax="+81 (0)75-255-2389">Convenient downtown location; a short walk away from the Kyoto International Manga Museum, a long (but manageable) walk away from Nijo Castle.  All rooms are non-smoking.  Guests with their own LAN-enabled laptops/netbooks can get internet access in their rooms free of charge; just borrow a connection kit from the front desk.  Actual rates vary depending on the time of year and discounts/special offers are available for online bookings.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kyoto Tower Hotel" alt="" address="Karasuma-dori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku" directions="1 min. walk north from JR Kyoto Station, immediately across the street" phone="+81 (0)75-361-3212" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-343-5645" url="http://www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/kyoto_tower_hotel_chain/" checkin="1 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Kyoto Tower: Singles &yen;8,000&ndash;14,500, twin &yen;16,000&ndash;31,000.  Annex and Dai-Ni: &yen;6,500&ndash;11,500, twin &yen;14,000&ndash;&yen;19,800">Foreigner-friendly hotel, and the location across the street from JR Kyoto Station is impossible to miss.  The same company operates two additional hotels nearby: the '''Kyoto Tower Hotel Annex''', a few blocks northwest, and the '''Kyoto Dai-Ni Tower Hotel''', east of the station.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ryokan Shimizu" alt="" address="644 Wakamiya Agaru Shichijo, Shimogyo-ku" directions="5 min. walk northwest from Kyoto Station, near Nishi-Honganji" phone="+81 (0)75-371-5538" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-371-5539" url="http://www.kyoto-shimizu.net/" checkin="" checkout="" price="&yen;6,000/person (&yen;5,000 during winter), higher near holidays">A modern style ryokan which is welcoming to foreign visitors. The owners can speak some English. En-suite facilities are provided and a Japanese style breakfast is available. There is a communal Japanese bath facility.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hyatt Regency Kyoto"
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address="644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku"
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directions="Near Shichi-jo station on the Keihan line, or you can take buses #206, #208, or #100 from JR Kyoto station"
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phone="+81 (0)75-541-1234"
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price="&yen;43,000 for twin room"
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>5 star hotel with contemporary interior design. All its restaurants feature show kitchens, which is a first in Kyoto.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kyoto Hotel Okura" alt="" address="Kawaramachi-Oike, Nakagyo-ku" directions="at Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station, T12" phone="+81 (0)75-211-5111" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-254-2529" url="http://www.kyotohotel.co.jp/khokura/english/" checkin="1 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="&yen;19,000 for a single, through &yen;49,000 for a double-occupancy corner room; top-floor suites climb higher still">A large, modern Western-style hotel located downtown.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="New Miyako Hotel" alt="新都ホテル" address="17 Nishikujo-Inmachi, Minami-ku" directions="across street from Kyoto Station, Hachijo exit" phone="+81 (0)75-661-7111" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-661-7135" url="http://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/newmiyako/english/" checkin="1 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="&yen;11,550 singles through &yen;57,750 suites, tax included">The largest hotel in Kyoto with over 700 rooms, and the prices to match: starting at &yen;10,000 for singles and &yen;21,000 for doubles. Located immediately south of Kyoto station. If you get a room facing north, you'll be able to see the bullet trains coming in and out of the station, as well as the glass windows from the exterior of the Isetan department store that seem to reflect the sky if the weather conditions are just right. The new and slightly more expensive south wing opened in late September of 2005. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ryokan Tamahan" alt="" address="477 Gion, Shimogawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku" directions="Gion District, 10 minutes by taxi from Kyoto Station" phone="+81 (0)75-561-3188" url="http://tamahan.jp/" checkin="3pm" checkout="11am" price="¥25,000 per person" lat="" long="">Traditional Ryokan in quaint Gion district. It's worth the experience for at least one night. The price includes Japanese dinner and a choice of Japanese or Western breakfast. There is free wifi access. Staff are friendly but speak limited English.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Westin Miyako Kyoto" alt="" address="Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama-ku" directions="" phone="+81 (0)75-771-7111" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-751-2490" url="http://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/w_m_kyoto/english/" checkin="1 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="">Established in 1890, this is the oldest Western-style hotel in Kyoto. It has over 400 rooms, starting at &yen;33,000 for twins. (If you make a reservation through a travel agency, you may get a lower price.) It has about 30,000 square meters, and a few Japanese gardens, one of which, Aoiden (葵殿庭園) was built by Jihei Ogawa (小川治兵衛). The gardens can be visited by non-guests. It's near Keage Station (subway - Tozai Line, T09), or you can take a shuttle bus from JR Kyoto Station.</sleep>
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Budget-minded travelers and those escaping the bustle of the urban core may prefer this area.  To reach the central city easily, look for connections to the Kitaōji subway station (K04 on the Karasuma line) and bus terminal, the [[Kyoto#Get around|transportation hub]] of northern Kyoto.
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* <sleep name="Myōren-ji Temple" alt="妙蓮寺" address="Teranouchi Omiya Higashi-iru, Horikawa, Kamigyo-ku" directions="Three minutes by foot from Horikawa Teranouchi Stop on Bus #9 and 12 - the former leaves from Kyoto Station, the latter from Shijo Karasuma subway station" phone="+81 (0)75-451-3527" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="6 PM" checkout="7 AM" price="¥3,800 per person (including entrance fee to public bath)">Facilities: in-room air-conditioner; no bath but a public bath is nearby; guests should bring their own bath towel and shampoo as the public bath only lends out mini-towels and soap.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Myōshin-ji Daishin-in" alt="妙心寺大心院" address="57 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku" directions="10 minutes by foot from Hanazono Station on JR Sagano Line or 7 minutes by foot from Myoshin-ji Mae Stop on buses #8, #10, and #26" phone="+81 (0)75-461-5714" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-461-5714" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="¥4,700 with breakfast">10 rooms with a maximum capacity of 50; in-room air-conditioner, kotatsu heating table in winter, shared bath and toilet. Lights out at 10pm.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Myōshin-ji Shunko-in Temple" alt="妙心寺春光院" address="42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-Ku" directions="Five minutes by foot from the JR Hanazono station, 12-15 minutes away from the JR Kyoto station by JR Sagano Line" phone="+81 (0)75-462-5488" email="rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com" fax="" url="http://www.shunkoin.com/" checkin="15:00 - 19:00" checkout="By noon" price="&yen;5,000 per person (including a tour of temple and rental bicycle). Zen meditation & tour: &yen;2000 (including a bowl of maccha green tea and Japanese sweet).">The only English available temple accommodation in Kyoto. The guest house has two rooms. A room has a private shower room, toilet, and AC (or a heater). Next to the guest house, there is a fully equipped shared kitchen. The temple hosts many important artistic and cultural properties related to Zen Buddhism, Shinto, and Christianity. One of the properties is the Bell of Nanbanji, which is designated as a national cultural important properties.  Call or e-mail for reservation.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Myōshin-ji Tōrin-in" alt="" address="59 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku" directions="10 minutes by foot from Hanazono Station on JR Sagano Line or 7 minutes by foot from Myoshin-ji Mae Stop on buses #8, #10, and #26" phone="+81 (0)75-463-1334" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="¥4,700 with breakfast; ¥6,000 with breakfast and dinner; Shojin meal (Buddhist vegetarian) ¥3,000 - ¥8,000; Shojin cooking class ¥3,000">Only accept reservations from foreigners if they are with a Japanese person. 10 rooms with a maximum capacity of 40; shared bath. Curfew at 9pm. Lights out at 10pm.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Utano Youth Hostel" alt="" address="9 Nakayama-cho, Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku" directions="off Kitaoji-dori" phone="+81 (0)75-462-2288" email="utano@yh-kyoto.or.jp" fax="" url="http://www.yh-kyoto.or.jp/utano/" checkin="3:00-11:30 PM" checkout="before 10 AM" price="Dorm room &yen;3300, twin &yen;4000/person">Near Ryoanji and Kinkakuji in northwestern Kyoto.  There are three bus lines that go out there (26 from Kyoto Station, 10 and 59 from Sanjo-Keihan station) and the stop is right in front of the hostel (Utano Youth Hostel Mae).  Bicycle rentals are available and guests are welcome to use the kitchen, bath and laundry facilities.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Duo Inn" alt="デュオ・イン" address="3F, 1039-31 Kamiyagawa-cho, Nishi-iru, Onmae, Imakoji-dori, Kamigyo-ku" directions="About 50 min. from Kyoto Station via #50 bus, or 15 min. walk north from JR Enmachi Station" phone="+81 (0)75-465-8800" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-464-1110" url="http://www.duo-inn.com/eg/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles &yen;6300, doubles &yen;8400&mdash;10,500, triples &yen;12,600, 2-4 person Japanese-style room &yen;14,700">Apartment hotel. Fairly far out in northwest Kyoto but the prices are reasonable. Prices are significantly lower for stays of 7 or more nights. Payment by cash only. No daily cleaning and no bath towels provided. Bus journey from Kyoto Station takes about 50 minutes.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="GuestHouse Bon" alt="ゲストハウス『凡』" address="63-2 Kamimonzen-cho Murasakino, Kita-ku" directions="8 min. west of Kitaōji subway station K04, north exit" phone="+81 (0)75-493-2337" email="" fax="" url="http://www.guesthouse-bon.com/e-index.html" checkin="3-10 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Singles &yen;3800&ndash;4500, doubles &yen;4500&ndash;6000, triples &yen;7500">Located in northwest Kyoto, immediately east of Daitokuji.  Inexpensive bicycle rentals.  The guest house owner has lived in Western countries before and can speak fluent English and a pinch of Spanish.  All Japanese-style rooms, but can be converted to dorm style upon request for larger parties.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Chrysantheme" alt="" address="51, Hirano Kamihatcho Yanagi-machi, Kita-ku" directions="near Ritsumeikan University, 30 min. from Kyoto Station via buses #50 or 205" phone="+81 (0)75-462-1540" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-462-1571" url="http://www.chrysantheme.co.jp/english/" checkin="2-9 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Singles &yen;4800, doubles &yen;9600 (without long-stay discounts)">Western-style rooms with shower and bath shared between every two rooms.  Also oriented towards the longer-stay market, with discounts starting at 5 days and increasing through 30.</sleep>
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The small size and historic preservation of this district leave little room for hotels &ndash; most people will stay in [[Kyoto/Central|Central Kyoto]] instead.  There are a few exceptions:
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* <sleep name="bAKpAK Gion Hostel" alt="" address="2-244 Miyagawa Suji, Higashiyama-ku" directions="" phone="+81 (0)75-525-1433" email="" fax="" url="+81 (0)75-525-1433" checkin="" checkout="" price="Mixed dorm &yen;2500, quad room &yen;3500">In the midst of the Gion, close to Kaburen-jo Theater, a place for Kyo Odori (Kyoto Dance).</sleep>
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* <sleep name="bAKpAK Kyoto Hostel" alt="" address="1-234 Miyagawa Suji, Higashiyama-ku" directions="between Kawaramachi and Gion, next to the Minamiza theater" phone="+81 (0)75-525-3143" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kyotohostel.net/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Dorm &yen;2500/person to Japanese-style quad &yen;14,000/room"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Gojo Guest House" alt="" address="3-396-2 Gojobashi-higashi, Higashiyama-Ku" directions="5 min. walk from Keihan Gojo Station" phone="+81 (0)75-525-2299" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gojo-guest-house.com/" checkin="3-10 PM" checkout="11 AM" price="Dorm &yen;2500/person, twin &yen;6000/room, triple &yen;9900/room for three people, &yen;12,000 for four">A Japanese style hostel with a cozy cafe located in the Higashiyama area.</sleep>
 
  
* <sleep name="Guest House - The Earth Ship" alt="" address="33-15 Naka-Adaticho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku" directions="near Kyoto University, 10 min. walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station" phone="+81 (0)75-204-0077" email="" fax="" url="http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~earthship" checkin="" checkout="" price="Dormitory &yen;2,500, Private room starts at &yen;4000 for one person, &yen;6000 for two people, &yen;7500 for three, &yen;8000 for four.  There is an additional discount on these prices for long stays">Friendly shared living room.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kyoto Travelers Inn" alt="京都トラベラーズ・イン" address="91 Enshojicho, Okazaki, Sakyoku" directions="7 min. walk northeast from Higashiyama subway station T10, exit 1" phone="+81 (0)75-771-0225" email="" fax="+81 (0)75-771-0226" url="" checkin="3 PM" checkout="10 AM" price="Singles &yen;6825 and up, doubles &yen;12,600 and up">One of the few hotels in eastern Kyoto, near Heian-jingu.</sleep>
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==Crown Hill==
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===See===
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'''Sands Showgirls''' 7523 15th Ave NW - Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
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===Buy===
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* '''Petco''' 8728 Holman Rd NW - Buy a ferret!
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===Eat===
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* '''Acorn Eatery and Bar''' 9041 Holman Rd NW
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* '''Dick's Drive-In''' 9208 Holman Rd NW - 4 other locations around Seattle
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===Drink===
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* '''Goofy's''' 8519 15th Ave NW - Cheap Drinks, three pool tables, free popcorn. Free shows on Saturday nights.
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* '''Crown Hill Pub''' 8511 15th Ave NW
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*'''T-Bird Tavern''' 7515 15th Ave NW - Staging point for any excursion to the Sands
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*'''Waterwheel Lounge''' 7034 15th Ave NW - Seattle's own little slice of [[Spokane]]
  
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==Lake City==
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===Eat===
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If there is one reason to come to this area of Seattle, it is the Persian bakery, '''Minoo'''. Boasting a wide array of fried honey pastries and some nut-based cookies, other Middle Eastern eateries could only envy their quality and selection.
  
==South==
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There are also, in the grand Seattle tradition, two Thai places right across the street from each other on Lake City Way: '''Chang's Thai''' and '''Thai One On''' (the latter being the better), as well as '''Toyoda Sushi''' and, a little west of downtown Lake City, the '''Enat''' Ethiopian restaurant.
  
Little lodging is available.  Look for more plentiful options in [[Kyoto/Central|Central Kyoto]].
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Further south on Lake City Way, new development is taking place where Lake City meets the considerably nicer Maple Leaf.
  
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For authentic Mexican food a world removed from the cliched, Americanized fodder served by chains, there is '''Mr. Villa''' near the intersection with 15th Ave. The tacos al carbon, homemade tortillas, and green salsa are not to be missed.
==Arashiyama==
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Most travelers will stay in [[Kyoto/Central|Central]] or [[Kyoto/North|Northern]] Kyoto instead, and visit Arashiyama only for the day.
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On 15th less than a block away is '''Anita's Indian Bistro''' which was voted 2nd best Indian food in Seattle, with rich and flavorful curries also available as sides for dipping naan.
  
===Budget===
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'''Dick's Drive-In''' - Best food in Lake City (4 other around Seattle)
  
====Temple lodgings====
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The '''Sugar Shack''', a newly opened bakery near the intersection of Lake City Way and 15th, supplies an ever changing selection of cholesterol-boosting treats sure to please the palate and necessitate some cardiovascular exercise.
  
* <sleep name="Rokuō-in" alt="鹿王院" address="24 Kitahori-cho, Saga, Ukyo-ku" directions="Near Arashimaya, six minutes by foot from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line" phone="+81 (0)75-861-1645" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="¥4,500 per person with breakfast">Only for female visitors. 10 rooms with a maximum capacity of 30; during peak season, guests traveling alone may be asked to share a room with another single guest; towels not provided; one bath. Crowded during autumn foliage season. Curfew at 7:30pm.  Closed during New Year's holidays.</sleep>
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===Eat===
  
====Hostels====
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* '''Yen-Wor Garden''' 8580 Greenwood Ave N. Good Food, Bad Kareoke.
* <sleep name="Bola Bola Guest House" alt="" address="25-17 Horigauchi-cho Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku" directions="near JR Uzumasa train station on the western part of Kyoto, 15 min. train ride from Kyoto station" phone="+81 (0)75-861-5663" email="" fax="" url="http://www.bola-bola.jp/top_english.htm" checkin="3 PM - midnight" checkout="11 AM" price="&yen;2500 dorm, &yen;3500 private room (&yen;2500 each for 2 or more people)">A friendly and well kept guest houseThe owner speaks English and is very willing to help foreign guests.</sleep>
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* '''Pho Tic-Tac''' 208 N 85th St. Decent Pho at a good price.
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* '''Gordito's''' 213 N 85th St. Baby-size burritos, meaning they're the size of an actual baby. The sign claims they're healthy.
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* '''Olive You''' 8516 Greenwood Ave N. Mediterranean food for the few people in Greenwood who pretend to be sophisticated.
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* '''Mr. Gyros''' 8411 Greenwood Ave N. Try the combo plate.
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* '''OK Corral''' 8733 Greenwood Ave N. Best BBQ/Soul Food in the area. Get "The Hookup": BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Hot Links, and Catfish served with beans and rice and Hushpuppies.
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* '''Romio's Pizza & Pasta''' 8523 Greenwood Ave. Great Pizza, lots of families.
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* '''Pig N' Whistle''' 8412 Greenwood Ave. Wannabe gastropub. Disappointing and overpriced.
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* '''King Falafel Grill''' 8102 Greenwood AveOutstanding Middle Eastern food at a great price. Best gyro in town.
  
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* '''Bleacher's''' 8118 Greenwood Ave N. Standard Sports Bar, stiff drinks.
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* '''The Ould Triangle''' 9736 Greenwood Ave N. Good Irish Pub, has a back patio where you can smoke.
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* '''Naked City Brewery & Taphouse''' 8564 Greenwood Ave. Lots of great taps and some light meals.
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* '''Gainsbourg''' 8550 Greenwood Ave. Great food, music, and cocktails at an unexpectedly hip lounge.
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* '''The Baranof''' 8549 Greenwood Ave. Classic dive. A Greenwood Institution. Go for the karaoke.
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* '''The Crosswalk''' 8556 Greenwood Ave. Divier than the Baranof, with bigger drinks.
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* '''The Rickshaw'''322 N 105th St. Best karaoke in town, and a mai tai that will lay you out.

Latest revision as of 21:24, 5 July 2009

to merge: Greenlake, Wallingford.

merged (or no content): Crown Hill, Lake City, Northgate, Phinney Ridge, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Greenwood, Laurelhurst.

separate: University District, Ballard?, Fremont? (Merge Wallingford into Fremont too?)


North Seattle is the portion of Seattle north of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

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Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Due to the terrain, the major thoroughfares are all north-south, including the heavyweights of Aurora Avenue (SR-99), Interstate 5, and Lake City Way (SR-522). Few east-west streets cross the entire area, but the

By bus[edit]

All neighborhoods have at least one direct route to downtown, though connections between neighborhoods can be limited. Almost every arterial street has a route or two of its own. University District has a major transfer point at Campus Parkway and University Ave., connecting with the 71/72/73 express routes to downtown. The Northgate Transit Center, immediately south of Northgate Mall, links the Route 41 express bus to downtown with numerous local routes, as well as multiple large park-and-ride lots.

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Do[edit][add listing]

Parks[edit]

  • Golden Gardens Park
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Events[edit]

  • Greenwood Classic Car Show - Every year in June. Draws more people than you would expect.
  • Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk - held annually in May, showcases hundreds of local artists
  • Art Up Greenwood-Phinney - is another monthly art walk, held on 2nd Fridays
  • Lake City has a really great street fair in late August for Pioneer Days, complete with street vendors, food, music and a parade with local kids and performers on up to the SeaFair Pirates. It has a great small-town feel while the streets are lined with all sorts of families and crazies from the neighborhood. The kid's parade usually starts at 6, then the main parade starts at 7. Fun for all. Not for those who need irony to be entertained, or for those who can't stand a city crowd. [1]

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  • Phinney Avenue has an remarkable number of antique stores, and the whole street has a low-key 1950's atmosphere. Its northbound continuation, Greenwood Avenue, has a number of small shops between 70th and 90th Streets.
  • Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co., 8414 Greenwood Ave., 206-725-2625, [2]. M-Tu 3-6 PM, W-F noon-6, Sa 10-6; may close early. The elaborate facade ("the only local and comprehensive emporium for all your space travel needs") actually conceals a creative writing center for children and teenagers. The amusingly kitschy or geeky sci-fi themed goods sold by the storefront help support their operations. Rocket parking on roof.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Restaurante Michoacan‎ 8311 15th Ave NW - Best Mexican in Crown Hill...
  • Red Mill Burgers [3], 312 N 67th St., (206)783-6362. Good old-fashioned burgers, fries, and shakes.
  • Greenwood Mandarin, 7307 Greenwood Ave N. (Phinney Ridge), 206-783-6426. Small local chinese restaurant, with decent fare. Lunch prices are often below $5.00, and tend to be less heavy with the salt than many other Chinese restaurants in the area.
  • Santorini Pizza & Pasta, [4], 11001 35th Avenue NE (Wedgwood), 206.440.8499. Neighborhood Italian (with some Greek tones) restaurant known for good food and house wine. A favorite with many locals, the cooks have a tendency to use ample amounts of cheese. Extremely large dessert portions, particularly the Baklava.
  • Wedgwood Broiler, located along 35th avenue, The Wedgwood Broiler offers two distinct microcosms. The bar/lounge includes a healthy mix of patrons of varying ages and trivia nights while the main restaurant area is a considerably more grim affair with geriatric customers lurking in a gloomy, windowless room. Nevermind the aesthetics though. The food here is excellent, including a French dip with some of the best au jus ever created, and a chicken caesar salad with no shortage of chicken. Robust flavors and filling, heavy dishes mean that the non-active should steer clear!
  • Grateful Bread Baking Company & Cafe (Wedgwood), 7001 35th Ave NE, [5]. Grateful Bread is a bakery and cafe that offers handmade bread and pastries, as well as espresso and panini sandwiches. It is predominantly a family spot, especially during the period right before and after school. It is locally owned and has a very casual atmosphere.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Prost! [6], 7311 Greenwood Ave N., (206)706-5430. Great little Bavarian-style German pub loaded with great German beer and all beers served in their appropriate glassware.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • There are plenty of sketchy, usually hourly-rate motels on Aurora Ave. Stay at your own risk.

Contact[edit]

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Partial entries not merged


Crown Hill[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Sands Showgirls 7523 15th Ave NW - Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Petco 8728 Holman Rd NW - Buy a ferret!

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Acorn Eatery and Bar 9041 Holman Rd NW
  • Dick's Drive-In 9208 Holman Rd NW - 4 other locations around Seattle

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Goofy's 8519 15th Ave NW - Cheap Drinks, three pool tables, free popcorn. Free shows on Saturday nights.
  • Crown Hill Pub 8511 15th Ave NW
  • T-Bird Tavern 7515 15th Ave NW - Staging point for any excursion to the Sands
  • Waterwheel Lounge 7034 15th Ave NW - Seattle's own little slice of Spokane

Lake City[edit]

Eat[edit][add listing]

look up addresses, listingify and merge some of these....

If there is one reason to come to this area of Seattle, it is the Persian bakery, Minoo. Boasting a wide array of fried honey pastries and some nut-based cookies, other Middle Eastern eateries could only envy their quality and selection.

There are also, in the grand Seattle tradition, two Thai places right across the street from each other on Lake City Way: Chang's Thai and Thai One On (the latter being the better), as well as Toyoda Sushi and, a little west of downtown Lake City, the Enat Ethiopian restaurant.

Further south on Lake City Way, new development is taking place where Lake City meets the considerably nicer Maple Leaf.

For authentic Mexican food a world removed from the cliched, Americanized fodder served by chains, there is Mr. Villa near the intersection with 15th Ave. The tacos al carbon, homemade tortillas, and green salsa are not to be missed.

On 15th less than a block away is Anita's Indian Bistro which was voted 2nd best Indian food in Seattle, with rich and flavorful curries also available as sides for dipping naan.

Dick's Drive-In - Best food in Lake City (4 other around Seattle)

The Sugar Shack, a newly opened bakery near the intersection of Lake City Way and 15th, supplies an ever changing selection of cholesterol-boosting treats sure to please the palate and necessitate some cardiovascular exercise.

Greenwood[edit]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Yen-Wor Garden 8580 Greenwood Ave N. Good Food, Bad Kareoke.
  • Pho Tic-Tac 208 N 85th St. Decent Pho at a good price.
  • Gordito's 213 N 85th St. Baby-size burritos, meaning they're the size of an actual baby. The sign claims they're healthy.
  • Olive You 8516 Greenwood Ave N. Mediterranean food for the few people in Greenwood who pretend to be sophisticated.
  • Mr. Gyros 8411 Greenwood Ave N. Try the combo plate.
  • OK Corral 8733 Greenwood Ave N. Best BBQ/Soul Food in the area. Get "The Hookup": BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Hot Links, and Catfish served with beans and rice and Hushpuppies.
  • Romio's Pizza & Pasta 8523 Greenwood Ave. Great Pizza, lots of families.
  • Pig N' Whistle 8412 Greenwood Ave. Wannabe gastropub. Disappointing and overpriced.
  • King Falafel Grill 8102 Greenwood Ave. Outstanding Middle Eastern food at a great price. Best gyro in town.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bleacher's 8118 Greenwood Ave N. Standard Sports Bar, stiff drinks.
  • The Ould Triangle 9736 Greenwood Ave N. Good Irish Pub, has a back patio where you can smoke.
  • Naked City Brewery & Taphouse 8564 Greenwood Ave. Lots of great taps and some light meals.
  • Gainsbourg 8550 Greenwood Ave. Great food, music, and cocktails at an unexpectedly hip lounge.
  • The Baranof 8549 Greenwood Ave. Classic dive. A Greenwood Institution. Go for the karaoke.
  • The Crosswalk 8556 Greenwood Ave. Divier than the Baranof, with bigger drinks.
  • The Rickshaw322 N 105th St. Best karaoke in town, and a mai tai that will lay you out.

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