Kyoto is a town where you can enjoy sightseeing, gourmet food, and shopping. Kyoto Station, the gateway to Kyoto, is conveniently located not only for touring Kyoto, but also for visiting Osaka and Nara. Information about Kyoto Station and the surrounding area is collected here. There are also model itineraries suggested by WOW! JAPAN, so please feel free to make use of them!
Sightseeing areas around Kyoto Station
From Fushimi Inari-taishi to Kinkaku-ji, Arashiyama and Kiyomizudera, there are lots of highlights.
Kyoto is popular with foreign tourists, but of course it's also a very popular sightseeing city with Japanese people. Where do Japanese people go when they visit Kyoto? Here are some areas popular with domestic travelers.
Since you've come all the way to Kyoto, you want to be able to enjoy it fully, but there are places you must see in the short time you have there! If this sounds like you, it's recommended that you use the buses, trains, and subways available in Kyoto for your convenience. You can use the 1-day train ticket on this model course leaving from Kyoto Station so you can see up to 5 different world heritage sites in one day.
There are four shrines and temples in the area south of Kyoto Station (called Rakunan) that are designated as World Cultural Sites. Here is a sample sightseeing course that you can take if you want to see them.
Here is a recommended route for touring the temples and waterfalls at Ohara, the mountainous area with a wealth of nature that is located north of the city Kyoto. Check out these five sightseeing spots that will surely fill you with that relaxing feeling of being in the midst of lush greenery enveloped in tranquility.
Useful tips to know for the area around Kyoto Station
From coin lockers to currency exchange counters etc, there is a wealth of useful information and services for tourists.
The Kyoto Station Building is a vast area that is directly connected to Kyoto Station. It is a spot where you can sightsee, play, eat and shop. Here are five tips for fully enjoying the Kyoto Station Building.
It's extremely convenient to take buses from Kyoto Station to your sightseeing destination. However, there are many bus lines, so it might be a little confusing for first-timers. Here is a guide to taking the bus from Kyoto Station.
Places to shop around Kyoto Station
Here are some traditional crafts and accessories with a strong sense of Japanese aesthetic, that would make a superb souvenir.
There are so many shopping spots at the station building and inside the Kyoto Station, the gateway to sightseeing in Kyoto, where people can go shopping in between trips and while in transit. Here are the top shopping spots directly connected to Kyoto Station that are recommended for people who feel like they do not have enough time for shopping because they spent too much time on sightseeing.
There are people who have too much fun sightseeing and find themselves without time to shop for souvenirs in the end. Well, these people will then find Kyoto Station as a very convenient place for shopping! Here are five recommended souvenirs that embody the so-called Japanese style.
Udon (a type of noodle made from wheat flour) is one of Japan’s most beloved foods. There have been a lot of udon shops in Kyoto since ancient times. Here are five of those shops, from long-established shops to newer ones.
Out of all dishes in Japanese cuisine, tempura (deep-fried seafood and vegetables in light batter) boasts of being one of the most popular, especially among tourists. Here are five shops near Kyoto Station where you can eat some delicious tempura.
Ramen Koji is the name of a restaurant area on the 10th floor of the Kyoto Station Building. This is a place where all the famous ramen shops of Japan are gathered, and so is heaven for ramen fans. Here are some recommendations among all of the many wonderful options.