Sep. 29, 2018 UPDATE
Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta
There are staff who speak English at many of the stores (not always in the shops and restaurants). The official website offers services in multi foreign languages such as English, Chinese and Korean.
Japanese, English (Chinese, Korean on their official website)
Japanese (English at some of the shops and restaurants)
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Underground shopping mall with direct access from Kyoto Station!
Directly connected to Kyoto Station, you can obtain everything in Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta. There are mainly three services they offer. There are: 1) restaurants, 2) souvenirs and 3) fashion items. As it is located in Kyoto Station, you can easily stop by to have meals, buy some souvenirs and even do a window shopping. It is quite convenient as the restaurants open till 10pm. There are shop guides in multi foreign languages such as English, Chinese, and Korean on their website and also brochures. You may surely enjoy their services in Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta.
Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta offers Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Western cuisines as well as the fast food restaurants and cafes. Cafes such as Starbucks, Lipton and Inoda COFFEE open around 7:30 - 8:00am, so you may enjoy having breakfast before you go for a sightseeing. Most of the restaurants open till 10pm, so you can still have a good meal after coming back from tourist spots.
Kyo-miyage (souvenirs) & Foods
If you would like to buy some souvenirs, this is where you should visit! There are various kinds of Japanese souvenirs such as Japanese dolls, chopsticks, Japanese pickles, sweets and more. All of them are high quality products and they are relatively reasonable prices. You may find what you are looking for! Some of the shops are tax free shops.
3Check it out!
Japan is also famous for cute fashion and accessories. There are lots of women's fashion shops, shoes and bag stores, socks, hats and cosmetic boutiques in this underground shopping mall. There are some men's shops as well. Shops with various fashion styles from office wears to casual fashions are available here. All the products are fine but reasonable, so you may enjoy choosing the one you like!
How to buy
Please bring the items to the cashier at stores. English menus are available at most of the restaurants.
- Shopping Tips -
If you would like to try different sizes clothes and shoes, please feel free to ask the staff.