Adress : 256-2, Motoryogaecho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8436, Japan
Tel : 075-585-5007
Fax : 075-585-5009
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(1)Leave the central exit of Kyoto station and head towards Kyoto Tower.
(2)Walk past Kyoto Tower and Yodobashi camera, and cross the Shichijo street.
(3)Walk past Higashi Honganji, and cross the Gojo street and turn left (west).
(4)Turn right (north) on the second street (Muromachi street).
(5)Pass one street and you can arrive at R.STAR HOSTEL.
Kyoto Tower is a landmark you can see as soon as you step out of Kyoto Station. You can get a full 360 degrees view of the city of Kyoto from the observation room at the height of 100 m. The shopping center was open after refurbishment in April, 2017, providing a variety of shops where you can enjoy food, souvenirs and workshops of Kyoto.
Address: 〒600-8216 Shichijo-sagaru Karasuma-dori,Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto city
Business hours: 9: 00-21: 00 (last entry 20: 40) ※Business hours maybe changed without any notice.
Closed: Open all seven days * Special business day available
Kamogawa is a very important river to the people in Kyoto. You can take steps on the turtle-shaped stones (Kame ishi) placed in the river to go across the river, or sit on the bank to view the river. This place gives people a healing, relaxing space within the city.
Adress: Walking from Gojo to Demachiyanagi is recommended
From Kawaramachi Shijo to Shijo Karasuma is the downtown area of Kyoto City, and since there are many banks and securities companies around Shijyo Karasuma, it can be said that it is the financial and business center of Kyoto (there was the Kyoto Stock Exchange).
Shijyo-dori is a shopping district that follows from Kawaramachi-dori. There are department stores such as Kyoto Daimaru, a high brand store such as Louis Vuitton, lifestyle & fashion building such as Laque and Cocon Karasuma. It is an area popular as a shopping area.
This is a kimono rental shop operated by a long-established kimono maker and a hair-make professional. From unique one with full-make-up to good one for walking town easily, they have a variety of designs. With a 500yen extra fee, You can return kimono at your hotel, if your hotel is in Kyoto-shi. And your clothes can be delivered back that day.
Address: WAON3F, 77, Kankobokocho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8009, Japan
Closed: Tue, 3rd Wed
This is a dojo where you can experience authentic ninja training by a ninja descendent, Izo Ichikawa. You can wear a ninja costume to take pictures, experience throwing shuriken stars or using a blowgun, as well as purchase ninja goods you will not find in any other shops.
Address: 528, Hakurakutencho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8422, Japan
Closed: not fixed
This temple is located within a 7-minute walk from Kyoto station. It’s the mother temple of the Shinshu Otani-ha branch, and its legal name is “Shinshu Honbyo”. Once you go through one of the 3 biggest gates of Kyoto, Goeido-mon (Founder’s Hall Gate), there are historical landmarks such as Goeido and Amidado.
Adress: 54 Tokiwacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 600-8167
Open: 5:50〜17:30(March〜October) 6:20〜16:30(November〜Feburary)
This is a manufacturing specialty store for rosaries. Every one of the rosaries is hand-made with closely examined materials from all over the world. A rosary is put on your hands when you join your hands together in prayer before a Buddhist altar. Why don’t you find your favorite amongst a wide variety of rosaries?
Adress: 340 Takatsukicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 600-8174
This is one of the 3 biggest festivals in Japan which is said to have started about 1,100 years ago. This annual festival for Yasaka Shrine lasts for the entire month of July.
“Kyoto Gion Festival’s Yamahoko Gyoji (the float ceremony)” which takes place on the 17th and 24th is designated as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Open: Every July
En is a small Japanese-style teahouse near Chionin in the Gion area, where you can experience a Japanese tea ceremony. You can learn about Japanese traditional culture of tea ceremony, as well as actually preparing powdered green tea by yourself. English explanation is also available, so we recommend this experience to guests from overseas.
Address: 272, Matsubaracho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0063, Japan
Group tea ceremony (45mins)
14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:00
Private tea ceremony (45mins)
13:00 / 14:00 / 19:00
This is a public bath with a long history since the Meiji era (1868-1912). This public bath is now run by a young owner in his 20’s who loves public baths. They are foreigner-friendly, so we recommend this to visitors from overseas.
Address: 175, Iwatakichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 600-8115
Open: 14:00〜26:00 (Open in morning 6:00〜12:00, only Saturdays and Sundays)
This café is conveniently located in terms of public transportation within the business district, where you can enjoy real coffee flavor at a low cost. Their Dutch coffee (cold brew coffee) is the most popular, with a deep body taste and mild flavor.
Address: Sumitomo Mitsui Kyoto Building 1F, 62, Tsukihokocho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8492, Japan
Closed: No regular holiday