Translated by Niki Mano
From your way to your own plan! Places to ask what you want to know during your Kyoto trip
Written by Keishi Kawakami
You arrived in Kyoto. However, you're still wondering "where should I visit?" "What's the thing I only can do in Kyoto?" "Where will I stay tonight?" Don't worry. There are some places you can solve all of your problems. I'll introduce you two places w
Where to? How to? What to?
You arrived in Kyoto. However, you're still wondering "where should I visit?" "What's the thing I only can do in Kyoto?" "Where will I stay tonight?"
Don't worry. There are some places you can solve all of your problems. I'll introduce you two places where you can get help to make your own tourism plans in Kyoto.
1: "Kyoto Tourist Information Center" in Kyoto station
The first place I want to introduce you is "Kyoto Tourist Information Center" which is inside Kyoto station.
Get out from the west ticket gate on the second floor of Kyoto station, turn right and walk forward. You'll find it soon.
Inside looks nice, too.
If you have any trouble, problems, or plans you want to try, ask at the reception counter what you want to know.
At the opposite side of reception, there are many brochures of Kyoto's unique tours and plans. Even if you arrived Kyoto without any plans, I'm sure you can find an interesting one here!
You'll see attractive plans such as making Japanese sweets or experiencing Zen.
2: "Kyoto information center for sightseeing and transportation" in Kawaramachi
This "Kyoto information center for sightseeing and transportation" is in Kawaramachi district which is you can't avoid if you do some sightseeing in Kyoto. Go up north along Kawaramachi-dori from the intersection at Shijo-Kawaramachi. And walk 5minutes then you'll be there.
As well as "Kyoto Tourist Information Center", they can help you in many ways: to find the way to your hotel, to take a cab, or other things you need for your trip.
You can get maps at both of these places.
These maps will help you to know Kyoto well and to find a way for seeing around in a most efficient way. So if you don't have one, why don't you visit there and get one?
Place:Kyoto Tourist Information Center
Address:Kyoto shimogyo-ku higashishiokoji takakuracho 8-3
Language:English, Chinese, Korean
Access:at the second floor along namboku-jiyu dori
Price:Free (Perticipation fees for tours are no included)
Place:Kyoto information center for sightseeing and transportation
Address:Kyoto Nakagyo-ku Shioyacho 339
Close:every Tuesday, December 29th to January 3rd
Access:Walk north for 5minutes at Kawaramachi street from Hankyu-line "Kawaramachi" station