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

As train stations, this one was huge and had many train lines passing through it so you must be careful when boarding a train. That said, the station is big and filled with any service you could want. A small grocery shop, souvenirs, restaurants, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jazyq
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overall this is filled with commuter transport as well as shopping and eateries. The building is architecturally interesting with cool arches and floors that lead to a rooftop viewing area. You can see Kyoto Tower from various angles! The best part is the staircaae that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ethel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is the source of some controversy. While to some it is a great modern architectural beauty, to those who prefer a more austere and serene facility, they may be unhappy. In either event, the station is very clean and is accessible to everywhere...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MarkGroenewold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you arrive in Kyoto’s main station make sure you have some time to spare. Of course the place is very busy most times and it also has floors and floors of shops and eateries, but that’s not it. The building itself is a work...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bristonian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing that strikes you is the huge main hall with its impressive steel matrix roof. There are long escalators leading up to the exit and you can stop off at the various levels along the way. We took the escalator to Isetan department...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SGC60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This station serves as our bag drop and travel point several times. We even put our luggage in one of the coin lockers here overnight (didn't know they charge per day, so had to pay twice. haha silly me). The place is so big we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cleeyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This station is HUGE and has so much inside. The grand staircase is insanely tall and takes a few minutes to get to the top. At the top has a bunch of ramen restaurants, but know these are packed during peek times so you may...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jennyb024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impressive building and easy to get lost in it. There are lots of Department stores nearby and sights to see within walking distance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henryjen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grand Kyoto Station Building was designed and built by award winning architect Hiroshi Hara. This 15 floor building not only merged transportation, recreation, shopping, eating and entertainment activities together but also a central assembly point for people from east to west and south to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only have they created a wonderful functional railway station they have incorporated a 2 storey food hall, a 9 storey department store and a 2 storey restaurant area. All excellent within this fantastic building . Escalator goes all the way up th eoutside to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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25 November 2018|
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Response from 624suchitrar | Reviewed this property |
That station is a huge one u can rest there and lockers are there so u can store ur luggage too 😊
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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.