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Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8212, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another wonderful station with perfect signage for all of us English speaking tourists. Great selection of eating establishments and shop till you drop stores.

Thank HeidelbergSummer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kyoto railway station is a huge space with bus terminal and many shops and restaurants attached. Lots of signage in English. Particularly good sushi restaurant on the 11th floor.

Thank Billabongshade
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow The shear size is amazing, can be a little confusing but you can navigate it without assistance. Well catered for tourists. Good shopping eating and must see the light show on the stairs. Even if you are not using the train system, which you...More

Thank hrpd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not much of a fan of shopping malls, but I needed a new cover for my cell phone, and I was told to check out the shops at Kyoto Station. I was afraid of getting lost at first, but I eventually found my way,...More

Thank Gail J
Reviewed 1 week ago

More than a train station this 15 storey building is amazing. Shinkansen line in the basement, restaurants, appartment stores, then the breathtaking escalator to the 15th storey roof garden, The Happy Garden, for tasteful relaxation and stunning views over the staions roof structure, Kyoto and...More

Thank I H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique building. Go all the way top top. Get city overview. Visit foodcourt. This is really one of a kind

Thank Gad S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is super awesome it's the biggest and best rail station of ever visited and has everything you need from Food Shops to mall shopping to everything plus it has a shinkansen trains regular trains and easy access to the subway Metro station also...More

Thank JAS595
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy place - you'll probably end up here if you're using the trains to get around. There are many shops and places to get food at the station - it feels like a mall of its own! If you like shopping or souvenir hunting,...More

Thank madlikemercury
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel here on our trip to Kyoto. Mr. Donut was our breakfast go-to for an inexpensive start to the day. There are tons of shopping and restaurant options without leaving the hotel. There is an observation deck on the top of...More

Thank KrispyOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrivedcon the Nozomi Shinkansen from Tokyo. Jyoto station is vast and on different levels. Lots of shops and food court. Bright and spacious and much nicer than Tokyo IMO! Taxis and bus services outside. As with most public places in Japan though...very little seating!

Thank Jayne F
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Noor Bambang S
1 December 2016|
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Response from jo k | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several. When you get to the station, go to the tourist information booth. You don't have to line up. The pamphlets and flyers are on the left side as you go in. Good luck.
22 March 2016|
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Response from jo k | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, there are some big lockers on the side where the New Miwako hotel. I suggest you inquire at the tourist center on the opposite side where the bus terminals are. Good luck.