Kyoto Station Tours

Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station is far more than a busy transport hub – it’s an attraction in its own right featuring shopping malls, multiple restaurants, and many other things to see and do. This modern, almost futuristic building stands in direct contrast to the traditional buildings found in the city; the station's vast main hall features an exposed-steel beamed roof, and historical aspects of Kyoto are filtered through a modern lens.

Those looking for some retail therapy will enjoy Kyoto Station’s Isetan department store, Porta underground shopping mall, and Cube shopping mall. There are some great food courts to be found within each of these, with popular eateries such as Kyoto Ramen Koji and Eat Paradise for those who need refueling.

Aside from shopping and eating, there is an open-air observation deck on the station’s top floor, which can be reached via a series of escalators and an additional flight of stairs. From here, views of the city unfold before you (albeit through heavily tinted windows). Elsewhere, the Skyway Tunnel will allow you to walk the length of Kyoto Station some 45 meters above the main hall, revealing views of both the city and station below.

Various day and night tours of the city depart from Kyoto Station. You can also enjoy a day trip by arriving into the station on a Kyoto rail tour by bullet train from Tokyo.

Practical Info

Kyoto Station has two main access points – the north and the south. The Karasuma north side faces downtown and leads out to Kyoto Bus Station and Kyoto Tower. The Hachijo side to the south provides access to a few hotels and bus stops, as well as the Toji Temple.

Did You Know? The current Kyoto Station building opened in 1997 to commemorate the city’s 1200th anniversary.
Address: 901 Higashishiokoji, Kyoto, Japan
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Kimono Rental at Kyoto station and Gion

Kimono rental VASARA has 3 shops in Kyoto, 2 are nearby the JR Kyoto station, and 1 is in the Gion area.Kyoto Station shop, JR Kyoto station central exit NTA branch.Kyoto Station shop EL Inn branch, JR Kyoto station Hachijyoguchi Exit ,Hotel EL Inn 1F.Gion Shop, 441, Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shiWe offer free pick up service to the sightseeing spots in Kyoto. English and Chinese speaking are available at shops. Rental set includes kimono/obi/underwear/shoes/socks and free hair arrangement for ladies. No need to prepare anything else that can enjoy the experience, our staff will help you to dress up the kimono /yukata in only 10 mins. Rental time is for 7 hours max. Only pay extra fee you can extend kimono return time or ask for a delivery return service. There are always over 500 sets of kimono/yukata each shop, choose from standard grade, simple and lovely design to 3-star grade which is colourful and gorgeous. VASARA also has men and kids rental sets for you.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Maiko Dance Show & Kyoto Night View Tour (GW)

*Immerse yourself in traditional Japan with an unforgettable evening of delights in Kyoto*Witness a traditional Japanese dance performed by an actual Japanese maiko as you enjoy a kaiseki dinner*Enjoy the beautiful garden and the red forest of Shozan Resort in the landscape of Takagamine*View the spectacular mountainside at Higashiyama Sanjo ParkItinerary:*5:10pm meet up in JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal to exchange your printed or mobile voucher for bus ticket*5:30pm depart from JR Kyoto Station Bus Terminal*6:15pm arrive at Shozan Resort Kyoto (Maiko performance, kaiseki dinner, garden, 90 min free time)*7:45pm meet up and head for Higashiyama Sanjo Park*8:25pm arrive at Higashiyama Sanjo Park (10 min free time)*8:30pm meet up at Higashiyama Sanjo parking lot*8:55pm arrive at JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal, end of the tour
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kyoto Cultural Day Tour: Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji Temples, Fushimi Inari Shrine!

Venture off to the outskirts of Kyoto to Arashiyama, a popular stop for cherry blossoms and fall colors. Check out the many temples and shrines and the Togetsukyo Bridge. Stroll along the paths cutting between the dense groves of bamboo in this mountainous area. Built at the end of the 14th century, Kinkaku-ji is a gilded pavilion and is one of Kyoto’s leading temples. Hike around the expansive temple grounds and catch glimpses of this extravagant building. ------------------------------ Redemption and Meet Up Information: -[[ Redemption Information]]Location: JR Kyoto Station, Karasumaguchi TerminalPlease remember to present your voucher at the ticket booth to exchange for the bus tickets. The tickets cannot be issued by only providing your name and reservation number[[ Meet Up Information ]]Meet up time: 09:40amDeparture time: 10:00amMeet up location: JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216, Japan
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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7-Day Japan Rail Pass Including Shipping Fee

Purchase a 7-day Japan Rail Pass prior to your trip to Japan and skip the hassle of booking on arrival. An exchange voucher is shipped directly to your home within four business days — FedEx shipping fees included. Use your pass for unlimited rides aboard most railways, including the Shinkansen (bullet train), as well as Tokyo Monorail and buses that are operated by the Japan Railway (JR) group. Select your choice of Standard or first class seating. On arrival, exchange your Exchange Voucher for JR Pass at any exchange offices throughout Japan.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Kyoto Half Day Tour-Cherry Blossom Viewing in Hirano Shrine & Philosopher's Path

Discover the two famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, Hirano Shrine in the west and Philosopher's path in the east. Watch the beautiful pale pink flowers come to bloom at Hirano Shrine and feel the peaceful and calm atmosphere there. Find peace and serenity as you wander around the Philosopher's Path and take a stroll along Biwa Lake Canal. Experience the friendly services of the local Japanese tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.-------------------------------------------------------[[ Meetup Information: ]]Address: JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus TerminalPlease arrive at the meet up location at least 20 minutes in advance to redeem your bus ticket. Bus tickets will be forfeited by late passengers, and will receive no refund [[ How To Get There: ]]Exit the central gate of JR Kyoto Station, turn left and walk 1 minute. The JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Terminal is opposite the 1st floor entrance of Isetan Department Store
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Kyoto Sky: Private Helicopter Tour (20min)

[20minutes] Helicopter tour in KYOTO!!  Kyoto helicopter tour flight "Kyoto Kinkakuji tample Heli Cruising"  You will visit Kyoto city by helicopter. Departing from the Kyoto Heliport, you will go around the Kyoto station, the Kyoto Tower area and return to the Kyoto Heliport.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private Kyoto Helicopter Tour

[10minutes] Helicopter tour in KYOTO!!Kyoto helicopter tour flight "Kyoto Tower Heli Cruising"You will visit Kyoto city by helicopter. Departing from the Kyoto Heliport, you will go around the Kyoto station, the Kyoto Tower area and return to the Kyoto Heliport.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Beautiful Kyoto : Amazing Cherry Blossom at Nijo Castle and Toji Temple in Kyoto

Enjoy the amazing spring trip in Kyoto at night. Go to the most popular spots in Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Toji-ji Temple) to see the beautiful cherry blossoms at Springs. Including pickup bus to get to these locations (Nijo Castle, Toji-ji Temple). Don't forget to invite your partner (friend or family) to enjoy this tour package!-------------------------------[[ Itinerary: ]]18:00pm - meet up in JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal to exchange your printed or mobile voucher for bus ticket18:20pm - depart from JR Kyoto Station Bus Terminal18:30pm - Arrive at: Toji Temple. (35 min)19:15pm - Arrive at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel. Have dinner (60min)20:25pm - Arrive at: Nijo Castle. (50 min)21:15pm - Meeting Point: Nijo Castle parking lot. Head back to JR Kyoto Station.21:35pm - Return to Kyoto station Karasumaguchi terminal. Tour ends here.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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