This article will show you exactly how to get from Kyoto Station to Kyoto’s downtown area of Shijo Karasuma and Shijo Kawaramachi.
To save you from getting lost, we’ve included detailed photos directing you through everything from Kyoto Station to the bus interchange and subway.
While it may be the gateway to Kyoto, Kyoto Station sits relatively far from downtown Shijo Kawaramachi, which is where the Nishiki Market and Teramachi shopping street are located.
As a result, most choose to take the train or bus to get there.
With so many platforms in Kyoto Station, there are tons of routes through it. However, in this article, we’ll just be focusing on the easiest one, the giant North Exit.
While the North Exit can be accessed several ways, we will focus on getting there from the Central Entrance of the Shinkansen.
Shinkansen Central Entrance to Kyoto Station North Exit
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After getting off the Shinkansen bullet train at Kyoto Station, head toward the Central Entrance. It should look like this outside the gate. After passing through the gates, head right.
After turning right, you should see this area. To get to the exit, head straight from here.
Take the escalator up.
On the way, you should see the east exit for the JR lines on your right. Continue walking straight. When you see the exit at the end of the walkway, you should also be able to see another walkway to the right.
After turning right, it should look like this. From here, you’ll see this wide-open area with the JR Central Ticket Gate, which is where you’ll need to head.
Continue straight until you see both the JR Central Ticket Gate and Kyoto Station North Exit. The exit on your left will be the Kyoto Station North Exit, and on the right will be the JR Central Ticket Gate. Continue down the escalator.
You’ve made it! This is Kyoto Station’s North Exit. This is where our directions to the Shijo area via bus and subway will start.
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|Shin[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|