Kyoto Station is the main transportation hub of Kyoto. Several railway lines such as JR, Subway and Kintetsu join here. It is also the second largest commercial shopping center after Kawaramachi. You can visit the Isetan Department Store, Kyoto Theater, souvenir shops and gift stores. The Cube and Porta are two commercial streets underground. AEON City and Yodobashi both neighbor the station.
The landmark of Kyoto Tower is opposite the station. Hiroshi Hara designed the Kyoto Station building. It is a spectacular iron and reinforced concrete structure. There is a musical fountain every night. In order to preserve the ancient capital landscape, buildings must be less than 120 meters tall. There is a ramen alley upstairs. You can satisfy your stomach first, and then go to the tunnel on the roof to enjoy the night view.
Although it is a train station, there are still many attractions worth visiting nearby. Honganji is in the north, Ume-koji Park is in the west, flea markets are held on the first Saturday of every month and the East Temple is in the southwest. A second-hand market called "Kofu-shi" is held on the 21st of each month. The Jintang, the five-pagoda, and the royal shrine are all nearby, and are local treasures.
Yodobashi Camera (Multimedia Kyoto)
Yodobashi is a chain of stores specialising in cameras, camera equipment, and other electronics and household goods.
Tea House Lipton (Porta)
Located a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Station, this tea shop, opened by the renowned tea-maker Lipton, offers a number of teas, cakes, and other desserts. Highlights on the menu include the cheesecake and milk tea as well as seasonal specials, such as matcha-flav
JR Kyoto Isetan
JR Kyoto Isetan is a high-end Japanese department store located inside the Kyoto Station Building.
Kyoto Ramen Koji
Kyoto Ramen Koji offers has eight regional styles of ramen restaurants under one roof. It’s Kyoto Station’s ramen Mecca.
Katsukura (Kyoto Station Building)
This destination is located in Kyoto City’s Sanjo shopping district. The eatery can be found on the 11th floor of The Cube, a mall built above Kyoto Station Building. As the name implies, this restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese tonkatsu, or a pork
Honke Daiichiasahi (Takabashi Honten)
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Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
This structure forms one of two large temples located in the center of Kyoto. The location makes up the primary headquarters of Japan’s most prominent Buddhist sect, the Jodo-Shin – or True Pure Land – Sect. The temple was split from its sister shrine, Nishi H
Established in the 1920s and nestled in the peaceful countryside, this ryokan takes pride in its famous and inviting cave like onsen.
K's House Kyoto
K's House Kyoto is a clean and comfortable backpackers' hostel located close to Kyoto station that accommodates groups as well as individual travellers.
Aeon Mall Kyoto
AEON MALL Kyoto is inexpensive compared to department stores. Up to 140 shops are gathered here, including places like Sanrio GIFT GATE Family with its selection of Hello Kitty character goods, Kiddy Land, which is famous for its toys, and shops of all kinds
Located in Kyoto, this museum features a large collection of Buddhist artifacts. It takes into account to birth of the religion in India, its spread into Asia and its development in Japan. While permanent exhibits are focused on the trace of birth and the spre
Kyoto Tower Hotel
Situated right in front of Kyoto Station, Kyoto Tower Hotel stands in a central location convenient for touring Kyoto. The 24-hour front desk offers luggage storage, laundry service at a charge.
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
Right across the street from JR Kyoto Train Station, Hotel Hokke Kyoto offers air-conditioned rooms with a fridge and an attached bathtub. Massages are available, and the hotel has a Japanese restaurant and a cafe.
Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Kyoto JR Train Station, Hotel Iida offers accommodation in a traditional Japanese style. Each room includes a refrigerator and tea maker.
Just a 3-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station and 200 metres from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Nishikiro provides Japanese rooms, a koi pond and free WiFi throughout the property.
Just a 3-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station, Satomo Ryokan offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation in Kyoto’s city centre. It is a 10-minute drive from Yasaka Shrine and the Gion district.
Just across the road from Kyoto Station’s Central Exit, Matsumoto Ryokan offers simple air-conditioned rooms with an LCD TV and a Yukata robe. It offers free Wi-Fi at the lobby.
Located in the city’s centre, Fujiya Ryokan is a 5-minute walk from the JR Kyoto Train Station. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building. Air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanese futon