Kyoto Station Tours

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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