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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.

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Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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It can be daunting as a first-time visitor to Japan to cope with language barriers and navigate around a new place. On this Kyoto half-day tour, take the stress out of travel planning by having a local host plan your day. Explore one or two neighborhoods of your choice, walking past multiple top attractions and learning about Japanese culture from your guide. By traveling with a local, you learn about hidden secrets off the beaten track that tourists wouldn’t usually visit.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.89
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Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

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Stroll the back alleys of Kyoto, missed by many visitors, as dusk falls and they are at their most atmospheric on this private guided tour. In the company of just a guide and your party, see how ancient tradition blends with contemporary culture as you explore the enchanting wooden alleyways lit with traditional paper lanterns in the historic Gion district and the picturesque streets of old Pontocho, where, with luck, you might spot a geisha or two.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.89
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Private Commuter (13 seat) in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

Private Commuter (13 seat) in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

Toyota Commuter can fit max 13 passenger with 1 driver. This tour offers a dedicated car with driver to travel around Osaka Kyoto Kobe and Nara sightseeing spots. Suggested Itinerary: Osaka Area: Hotel in Osaka -> Osaka Castle -> Osaka Bay Area -> Shinsekai -> Hotel in Osaka Kyoto Area: Hotel in Osaka-> Kiyomizu Temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) -> Hotel in Osaka You are also free to customize your own itinerary
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$887.06
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Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.01
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Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

You’ll join one of our friendly hosts to journey to Osaka, a city which frankly needs no introduction. You’ll explore this spirited city’s highlights and hidden gems - it’s all going down. Traditionally home to Japan’s merchant class, you’ll find Osaka to be less traditional in its approach to politics, food and life - the locals have a wild sense of humor and sure know how to have a good time, and how to make good food! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.98
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Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Travel to Japan’s 8th century capital and immerse yourself in Nara’s ancient heritage and leafy green surroundings. With one of our hosts by your side, you will make the short journey from Kyoto to this city, which plays home to some of the most significant Zen temples and Shinto shrines in all of Japan. When lunch rolls around (which it inevitably does), you can enjoy authentic Kansai cuisine at a tranquil spot. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$328.67
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Become a Gourmet in Kyoto - With Local Guide

Become a Gourmet in Kyoto - With Local Guide

Let's go to 2-hour food tour in historical Kyoto! Accompanied by a guide, visiting several popular bars and restaurants.  Sample Japanese food is just like yakitori, japanese sake and monjayaki Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 8 people. 2-hour food tour of Kyoto’s nighttime food scene, with all tastings!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.56
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Private Tour - Explore Kyoto's Famous Spots and Station Building by Foot!

Private Tour - Explore Kyoto's Famous Spots and Station Building by Foot!

Tourists who come to Kyoto from all over the world pass-by Kyoto Station. Little do they know must-see spots are near the station too, Higashihonganji and Nishihonganji. Seen in the Michelin handbook, feel the history and see the beautiful wooden architecture. This tour also shows you the charm of Kyoto Station! Packed with sweets stores, ramen, and an observatory deck, you can surely spend a day here. Kyoto station is famous for its modern, trendy architecture, so you can feel both the historic and modern in a day! To make the most of every minute in Kyoto, why don't you join a tour on the day arrive or just before you leave?
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Kyoto

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Kyoto

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Kyoto, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$269.02
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MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

As famously featured on Amazon TV's 'Our Man In Japan' programme recently, this is an EXCLUSIVE chance to tour around some of Kyoto's most beautiful temples and locations with the cutest little robot! He'll function as an interesting guide, an amusing travel partner, and a great model for Instagram-worthy photos! He's great with kids, the elderly... in fact, he'll keep the whole family entertained! And just in case you'd like more information, your fluent, highly-qualified driver/guide will be able to jump in at any point to answer any further questions or requests you may have. (In collaboration with Sharp)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.75
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[50 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka - Visit the sights Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera

[50 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka - Visit the sights Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera

[50minutes] Cessna cruising tour in Osaka!! It is a sightseeing plan for sky cruising from Osaka city to Kyoto. Kyoto Tower, Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji, etc. It goes around the east, west, north and south of Kyoto. Recommended for sightseeing in Kansai where customers from overseas are welcomed. The aircraft selected a cool Cessna.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,096.14
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Kyoto Station hours of operation?
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Kyoto Station hours of operation: Hours for shops and restaurants vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kyoto Station tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kyoto Station can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 11 Kyoto Station tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Kyoto Station 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kyoto Station costs USD 97.25. Guided Kyoto Station tours start around USD 97.25 per person. See all 11 Kyoto Station tickets and tours on Viator.
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