In midtown Kyoto, streets follow a neat grid pattern. Children in Kyoto learn the names of streets by singing nursery rhymes in which parts of street names are incorporated.
People in Kyoto seldom use street address numbers when specifying addresses. Instead, they just use the names of the two cross streets, like "Shijo Kawaramachi." They then specify whether the place is above ("agaru") or below ("sagaru") the crossing point in case of north-south streets or east ("higashi-iru") or west ("nishi-iru") of the point for east-west streets. It is a very convenient way to learn addresses, don’t you think?