where to buy play station in english language near kyoto city, japan
My son is living in Japan. His birthday is approaching. I want to buy a desert to have delivered in Daigo. any suggestions?
Checkin Sakura Terrace by 6 dec (add: 1-1 Karasuma-cho Higashi-kujo Minami-ku,, Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Japan 601-8016 ) from Osaka
Checkout by 9 dec, but flight is scheduled to 2335hr
I'm not sure during this time frame, Kyoto is in winter or not. If yes for winter, I might not have luck to see the autumn colors of leaves there :(
About the places I wish to visit: Chion-in, maruyama park,kiyomizu-dera, kinkaku-ji, ginkaku-ji, philosopher's path, arashiyama, lyoto imperial palace, nijo-ji castle, nishiki food market, gion district, shinkyogoku shopping street, fushimi inari taisha.
Please kindly add in if I missed out any primary landmark of Kyoto.
is it too many temple/shrine to visit? Please kindly suggest to cancel if you feel it's not Kyoto major highlights since I'm not so particular to temple/shrine as well. Just pay a visit if it's landmark of Kyoto :)
any nice onsen to recommend?
Need advise for a group of 6 non Japanese speakers rent a car to travel around japan, instead of buying the jr pass? i saw we could save a ton of money
Hi, I will be travelling to Japan with my mom from November 9th until 15th. We will probably arrive at KIX airport around 12:45 pm then we will go straight to Kyoto. We only have 2 days to spend in Kyoto as we will be spending the rest in Nara & Osaka. I was wondering if you could help me plan my itinerary for those 2 days on which tourist attractions are a MUST to visit first. Our accommodation is located at Kita-ku Koyama Nakamizo-cho. We love sightseeings, temples, beautiful foliage, gardens and places to buy cheap souvenirs. For ideas, the places I would love to visit are Kiyomizudera, Nijo castle, Nishiki market, Kinkakuji, Gion district, Eikando, Tofukuji, Heian Shrine, Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama etc. Also, I heard its great to see evening illuminations as well. Any recommendations?
I would really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you in advance! :)
Hi, I am interested in only riding the bikes in interesting and quiet locations. To avoid cycling through busy streets from one part of city to another, can I carry the bike on subway trains and on buses.I yes, do I have to pay another fare? Thanks in advance for your help.
We are planning to go to Kyoto in late Nov but the hotel prices in centeral Kyoto is expensive during this period. So we may choose a hotel further away. How long does it take to drive from this hotel to popular sight seeing places (like kiyomizu) in Kyoto?
Is this a good hotel?
sad to hear that Kyoto was hit by typhoon 2 days ago. How is the situation now? The weather in Kyoto still bad?
How can I find fabric stores in Kyoto - I want to buy some nice brocade fabric...
I know that as a tourist we can purchase Kansai Area Pass only once while in Japan during that stay. Previously what I did was to purchase the pass' Exchange Order before the trip, then, once arrived at Kansai Airport I exchanged it and used the pass to travel into Kyoto. Later, I purchased another Kansai Area Pass and used it to ride the Haruka back to the airport.
Now I see that there is also an option to reserve this pass online. I would like to know whether if I reserve a pass online and collect and pay for it upon my arrival, would I be able to purchase another one later (like what I did during my previous trip)?
Hello:I'd like to know how to go from Karasuma Oike Station to Enryakuji and Biwako Lake,I'like to return via Sakamoto.
I'll be traveling late October,any chance of viewing Autumn Leaves? How long should take the whole trip ? Thanks in advance for any info.
I've just arrived in Kyoto and I need to find a doctor who speaks and understands English. I'm from the USA. Can anyone help me? Thanks
So, I'll do a short visit to Kyoto next August. Yesterday I was planning my itinerary for this visit, and decided to have a look to the following places (in this order, or maybe in inverse order, which do you think is better?):
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Visit the streets of Kawaramachi / Shijo
I'm not planning to make an extensive visit to each of those places and temples... some of then maybe I'll just visit its gardens or look at them from the outside, I just want to have a quick look to all those amazing attractions... my question is, do you think I'll have time in one day to cover this entire itinerary? Is there something else you would add, or perhaps something you would remove from it because it's not worthy? I'm a big fan of gardens and busy shopping streets and such things...
Finally, I would like to ask you: in order to travel around Kyoto to visit all this places, which one do you thinks is better: travel by subway/metro, travel by bus (one day pass Kyoto bus) or travel by bicycle (is this possible?)?
This would be my first time ever in Japan so any help/information would be enormously appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance and best regards!
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I am traveling at the end of November to Kyoto with my husband and 3 year old daughter. I have our lodging narrowed down to
1. a machiya far North on Philosopher's Path, right behind Silver Pavilion or
2. a machiya far south in the Gion, close to Kiyomizu.
Where would you stay and why?
I am travelling to Kyoto from around 12:00 on 12 June to around 16:00 on 14 June. I have never been to Japan, and I won't be able to enjoy it during the rest of my travel. What would be your suggestion to do/see to best discover Kyoto and Japaneese culture? I will already be staying in ryokan but I have no idea about the rest since it's so short trip.
Thanks in advance
I'll be staying at Toyoko Inn Shijo Karasuma. I plan to travel to the hotel from Kyoto Station by subway Karasuma Line. May I know whether there is any elevator or escalator at Shijo Karasuma Station? We will have fairly large luggage...
Hi. Pls comment on my itinerary. Thanks.
Day 1 - KIX arrival 7:55pm. Purchase 1 way ICOCA & Haruka package at airport. KIX - JR Kyoto. Walk to Backpacker's Guesthouse Budget Inn.
Day 2 - Eastern Kyoto Full Day (bus/walk)
Get 500 yen 1-day bus pass.
Kyoto Station Karasuma exit (bus 5/17 Ginkakujimichi or bus 100 Ginkakujimae) - Ginkaku-ji temple→(walk)→Philosopher's path→(walk)→Higashi-Tenno-Cho bus stop→(bus#5, 32, 46, or 100)→KyotoKaikan Bijutsukan Mae bus stop→(walk)→Heian-Jingu Shrine→Kyoto Kaikan Bijutukan Mae bus stop→(bus#5, or 46)→Shijo-Takakura bus stop→(Walk)→Nishiki Food Market→(walk)→Gion→(walk)→Yasaka Shrine→(walk)→Maruyama Park→(walk)→Kiyomizu-dera temple→(bus 100/206)→JR Kyoto station - back to hotel.
Day 3 - Arashiyama Full Day (bus)
JR Kyoto Station - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station (Arashiyama) - Bamboo Forest - Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street (lunch) - Tenryu-ji Temple - Togetsukyo Bridge - Monkey Park - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station - JR Kyoto Station – Hotel
Note: In Arashiyama area, the way to travel there is just to walk!! You don't need to take any bus or taxi in Arashiyama. You can just walk around. It takes a lot of walking. Sagano Scenic train's round-trip fare is 1200 yen. A bit expensive, so I'd recommend if the weather is beautiful.
Day 4 - Northern Kyoto (bus)
Get 500 yen 1-day bus pass.
Kyoto Station (bus 101 Kinkakujimichi) - Kinkakuji (bus #59 Ryoan-ji mae stop) - Ryoanji -(bus#59)- Ninnaji -(bus#59 and #12 at kinkakujimichi stop)- Nijo Castle (subway Nijo Station -Keihan Sanjo station (Subway) - Sanjo station (Keihan Railways) - Shichijo Station) – Sanjusangendo 4:30 pm last entry (Keihan Railways Fushimi Inari Station) – Fushimi Inari Shrine (JR Kyoto station by JR line) - back to hotel
Day 5 - Nara Day Trip (subway/walk)
JR Kyoto Station - JR Nara (900 yen, 1 hr 5 mins)
Join a walking tour:
- Great Buddha, Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, Deer Park, Kasuga Shrine, Isuien Garden, Yoshikien Garden
JR Nara - JR Kyoto - back to hotel
Day 6 - Osaka (subway)
JR Kyoto - JR Shin Osaka - Shin Osaka (subway) - Namba Station (red line). Exit 3 & 4, 10 mins walk to Hotel Hillarys
- Osaka Station City - Umeda Station (red line)
-Shinsaibashi - Shinsaibashi Station (red line)
- Shinsekai/Tsutenkaku Tower - Dobutsuen-mae Station (red) – walk to
- Nipponbashi Denden Town - Ebisucho Station (brown) – walk to
- Dotonbori - 5 min walk from Namba Station (red line)
- Walk back to hotel.
Shinsekai – Denden Town – Dotonbori (walkable for 1 hr). Denden Town is between Dobutsuen mae (subway) station and Nipponbashi (Subway) station.
Day 7 - Universal Studios (subway)
Namba - Umeda (red line), JR Osaka - Universal City Station
Day 8 - Osaka Castle (subway)
Namba - Hommachi (red line) - Tanimachi 4-chrome Station (green line)
Evening flight 8:40pm
Hotel Hillarys (6 mins walk) - Nanba Station (Nankai line) 38 mins – KIX
Hi. This is my Arashiyama itinerary:
JR Kyoto Station - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station (Arashiyama) - Sagano Scenic Railways walk? - Tenryu-ji Temple – walk? - Bamboo Groves - strongly recommended interesting walk - Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street – bus to Hankyu Arashiyama station (#28), and walk to Monkey Park – Togetsukyo Bridge walk - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station - JR Kyoto Station – Hotel
Do we walk from Sagano Scenic Railways to Tenryu-ji Temple? Is it also a walk from Tenryu-ji Temple to Bamboo Groves? Also from Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street, we take bus #28 to Hankyu Arashiyama station and walk to Monkey Park, from Monkey Park walk again to Togetsukyo Bridge, from bridge walk again to JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, is this correct?
Also, do you recommend to ride the Sagano Scenic Railways? How much is it & is it worth it?
Do you know a small wine shop in Kyoto where the owner's on cooks marvelous dinners? I ate there about 6 yrs ago and would love to know if it's still there and he's still cooking?
We stayed at the Motonago ryokan during our trip to Japan late last year. They unscrupulously decided to help themselves to an extra $200 from our credit card that was unauthorised. Since this is obviously fraudulent behaviour, does anyone know if we can report them to the police or any other tourism agency in Japan? They have refused to refund the money they stole from our account.
Hello, Will be arriving in Kobe via Cruise Ship on April 28, 2013. Would like to take the Speed train to Kyoto where we will stay the night and take the speed train back to the ship on the 29th.
I Have looked at the train schedules online but cannot figure them out.
Here are my questions:
Are there readily available taxis at the port to take us to Shin-kobe train station?
How far is it and how much is to this station?
How do I find the correct train to take, the times, and the cost?
Same questions in reverse.
Our Hotel does offer a shuttle to the station so we should be ok there.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
I have acupuncture regularly in the states and am interested in experiencing the Japanese version. Looking for a place that is well-recommended. English isn't necessary, but would be helpful. Central Kyoto is best.
This ryokan in Kyoto debited200 from our credit card in an unauthorised transaction. They have taken out800 already for the two nights we stayed there and an extra200 on a day when we weren't even staying at the ryokan. They are clearly dishonest and should be reported as conducting fraud. Is there any place we can report this ryokan to for stealing200 from our credit card account?
My wife and I will have about 5 hrs for going to the Osaka International Airport from the Port of Kobe (after a cruise) - which is more cost effective renting a car (and stopping at interesting places) or just using a taxi?
My wife and I plan to take a taxi (or other less expensive travel) from the Port of Kobe (arriving by cruise) to the Osaka International Airport (ITM) and like to know what will it cost, how much time and do I need to pay local cash or do they take credit card or US dollar?
Just posted regarding housing.
Forgot to ask about child friendly activities/places to visit in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Have been told about the aquarium in Kyoto and of course Kitty-land outside Tokyo (a must see with 2 girls...!!).
Any playgrounds, nice parks etc.
Maybe a place where we can rent bicycles even for the girls.
We are a Danish family with 2 small girls aged 2 and 3. We will be in Japan for 6 weeks from March 8 to April 20 2012. We are looking for a child-friendly place to stay in Kyoto. Preferably an apartment. Our budget is around2,000 - 2,500 a month.
Any suggestions (and yes, we have tried airbnb but the places we have been offered are way over our budget).
Me and my partner plan to spend our honeymoon in Kyoto during November from the 22nd to the 28th.
I’ll cut to the chase, looking around at hotels and it seems that almost every single one in the Kyoto/Osaka area are very heavily booked out for the Labour day weekend on November 24th/25th /26th with no rooms at all available in any hotel for these areas.
My questions are, what would be my alternatives to try finding accommodation for this period, or what other areas would be good to stay in? (that would still be close enough to visit Kyoto from)
Also, what other websites/methods are good for booking hotel rooms in this area?
Some advice would be much appreciated, as I am at a loss on what to do at this point.
Hi VT Friends, anyone know how is the situation in Kyoto? I plan to go Kyoto from 24 - 26 July...i have not book the train tickets and hotel yet because I saw the flood news...Is it advisible to visit there?