Pontocho area has many restaurants and Japanese traditional hotels called Ryokan, and is famous for its entertainment quarter just like Gion area in Kyoto. The area is surrounded by Kawaracho, Sanjo, and Gion Shijo stations, and you can see beautiful Kamogawa from there. Nishiki Market is good for shopping and if you're craving food during the daytime, Pontocho has good bars and drinks.