Shijo dori

Shijo Dori in Kyoto has many restauratnts and shops. Japanese large department stores Takashimaya and Marui are located in this street, so this is great area for shopping. There is Teramachi Kyogoku shopping avenue is crossing Shijo Dori which attracts not only tourists but locals as well. You may get a flavour of how local's life might be in the area.