May. 19, 2016 UPDATE
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Kyoto Station: More than Just a Gateway to Kyoto
Part 4

Finding Useful Services

Finding Useful Services
As a transportation hub, Kyoto Station offers services that are very useful especially for travelers. Multiple bus routes, city subway, JR Train, and Kintetsu Train all reach to this station. You will benefit from knowing these services and make your trip much more convenient! It’s also a great place to start on your exploration of Kyoto City by gathering information and getting ready to head out to wonderful temples, sceneries, and shops Kyoto has to offer. Get anticipated to make some great memories during your trip.

For some people, Kyoto Station may be just a place to pass-by without knowing what’s actually available to do in the area. Take a closer look, there are so many fun, exciting, and useful things in Kyoto Station!
Leave Your Luggage and Travel Light
JR Kyoto Carry Service
JR Kyoto Carry Service
Carry Service is located in the B1 floor of Kyoto Station. It can easily be accessed by the escalators by the JR central gate. Their hours are from 8am to 8pm. Luggage can be stored in this facility for only 420 yen (1-4 days) and 840 yen (5-15 days).
Ask for Suggestions on Your Kyoto Trip
Kyo Navi
Kyo Navi
Kyo Nabi can easily be found on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan department store. Multilingual staff are there to assist with tourism information. Also you will find brochures and information about different activities to do during your stay here.
Manage to Use the Public Transportation System
Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Kyoto City Bus stop is located on the central entrance of Kyoto Station (Kyoto Tower side). You will notice it if you can spot the Kyoto Tower as its located right across the street. There are several different bus routes so please check the monitor or ask the staff to identify which bus to get on. There are also information center and a machine to buy a one-day pass nearby. The one day bus pass, which costs 500 yen per day, is great if you want to hop on and off around the city by bus. You can reach popular spots by the city bus such as Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, and Arashiyama.
Subway
Subway
You can reach the subway station from underground. The underground shopping mall, Porta, is connected to the subway station. The underground passageway is also connected with Yodobashi Camera and Isetan CUBE area. From Kyoto Station, the subway Karasuma Line runs vertically while Tozai Line runs perpendicularly intersecting at Oike Station. If you are heading to Shijo, take this subway from Kyoto Station, it’s only two stops away.

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