It hosts notable horse races including the , , and.
They also connect to the lines at and the running cross-town beneath at the intersection of Shijō Karasuma, Kyoto's.
The ban and fine are not legally binding, but local businesses hope the measure will convince some visitors to have more respect for the neighbourhood and its most colourful residents.
Roads and junctions under planning are shown by dotted lines.
Three special sites have connections to the imperial family: the Kyoto Gyoen area including the and , homes of the for many centuries; , one of the nation's finest architectural treasures; and , one of its best.
In , Kyoto is represented by who won the in 2002, and rose to 's Division 1 in 2005.