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Complex Facility / Commercial Facility Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Momo Terrace
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Momoyamachouyamanoshita 32
    Momo Terrace is a large shopping mall opened in February 2015 in the Fushimi-Momoyama area. In keeping with the name of the region, a peach (momo) tree is planted at the edge of the plaza at the main entrance. The food court inside has a children's area and a nearby party room, making it easy for parents to gather with their friends. Furthermore, a free smartphone app called NEARLY lets you access useful information about each shop in Momo Terrace.
  • Porta
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji-machi 902
    Kyoto’s first underground mall opened in 1980 and located below the north side of the Kyoto JR, subway, and municipal bus station. Porta was remodeled in 2014 together with Kyoto Station’s The Cube shopping facility and houses over 120 businesses offering fashionable clothing and cosmetics for women in their 20s and 30s, restaurants, and Kyoto souvenirs. Visitors can also find many great souvenirs for tourists here, making it a great place to visit while waiting for a train or bus.
  • ASTY Kyoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3
    A shopping mall located near the Shinkansen (bullet train) ticket gate in Kyoto Station. In addition to the first floor Asty Road area and second floor Asty Square area, the mall also has spaces inside the Shinkansen ticket area. In addition to restaurants, souvenir shops, and bento box lunch shops, the facility hosts a variety of tenants, including life goods shops, the Matsumoto Kiyoshi drug store, and the Uniqlo clothing shop.
  • City Bus and Subway Information Guide
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujichou
    The Kyoto Station City Bus and Subway Information Guide is located inside the bus ticket center just outside the Karasuma Central Entrance of Kyoto Station. Here one can obtain the “Bus Navi” information pack with route maps, fares and ticket issuing spots for city bus and subway services. They also sell day travel passes which are needed if tourists wish to travel around at ease. English language information is also available meaning there are many international visitors, and in Golden Week and other tourist seasons the place gets especially busy so be warned!
  • LAQUE Shijo Karasuma
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shirokyo-ku Shijyodoro Muromachi Tohto Haketanoboro cho 101
    This high-quality fashion building including specialty shops and Kyoto’s first brand is directly connected to exit 22 and 24 of Hankyu Electric Railway Karasuma Station. Besides the 15 fashion brand shops, there are also imported sundries and everyday items, and a fitness studio which can be enjoyed by people with various lifestyles. There are many ways to enjoy the mall such as having your nails done in the nail salon, learn to cook in the cooking studio, or just spend time relaxing at the café. There is also a variety of dining choices such as Japanese and a French delicatessen.
  • Kyoto BAL
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-dori Sanjo Shimuru Yamazaki-cho 251
    This building of fashion that opened in 1970 is located on Kawaramachi-dori Street in Kyoto’s shopping district and reopened in 2015 after being remodeled. The luxurious space has broad aisles so visitors with a large amount of luggage can shop with ease. Not only are there fashion-related stores, interior furnishings, books, miscellaneous goods, cosmetics and a café, a cluster of top brands, including some which have opened their first stores in Japan or first stores in the Kansai region here. Day after day it is visited by many shoppers which have made it a place that starts many of Kyoto’s fashion trends. The closest station is Kawaramachi Station.

    One of the most beautiful department stores I have ever visited. Very helpful and elegantly dressed staff; excellent brands, aesthetically pleasing presentation of products and great smell on every...

  • Kyoto Station Building
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji-machi 901
    This is a large station building with 16 floors over and three floors underground that houses JR Kyoto Station - the entrance to Kyoto. Along with Kyoto Station itself there are a range of facilities including Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Kyoto Theater, Isetan department store, specialist shops, an art gallery, a rooftop garden, and Kyoto ramen alley. The central concourse is a roof-covered atrium, and there is a sky path 45 meters above ground. The famous 30-meter-long 171-step staircase is illuminated at night.
  • Amity Tango
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Aminochouamino 367
    This tourist facility in Amino-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture displays materials related to local industry and sells speciality goods. The shop offers traditional Tango goods and foodstuffs including Tango chirimen (silk crepe), silk products, processed marine products, processed agricultural products and local sake. Using stenciling and marbling methods, it is possible to create one’s own original dye-patterned handkerchief—a small group can even participate in the activity without reservation. There is a morning market held every Sunday.
  • Koto Cross HankyuKawaramachi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo Ward Shijyo Town Kawaramachi Northeastern corner
    Kotocross Hankyu Kawaramachi is a facility complex rooted in the community where adults can enjoy Kyoto. There are nine floors to keep visitors entertained, including a women-only fitness club, classes where participants learn how to cook, make bread, cookies, and more, and local restaurants. It's super convenient since it's directly accessible from the first basement floor ticket gate of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
  • Asty Road
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 JR Tokai Kyoto Station Campus
    Asty Road is a multiple retailer area on the first floor of Asty Kyoto, the shopping mall at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward. There customers will find a drug store, fashion shops, and shops where they can buy souvenirs of Kyoto. There are also large food areas that let customers sample such familiar Kyoto foods and beverages as yuba (soy milk skin) and matcha green tea.
  • Asty Square
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 JR Tokai Kyoto Station Campus
    Asty Square is a multiple retailer area on the second floor of Asty Kyoto, the shopping mall at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward. It has a bakery, as well as a full range of souvenir shops where customers can purchase Kyoto-style pickles and other souvenirs of the Kansai region including Kyoto. There are also several shops where passengers transferring between Shinkansen trains or other trains can buy box lunches to eat on board.
  • COCON KARASUMA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto, Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Shigamaru Dojo Shijo Le Mercuryyacho 620
    This business complex connected to the Hankyu Karasumaru Station and the Shijo Station on the Karasumaru Metro Line is in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. The business floors are B1 through the third floor, which accommodate shops, restaurants, a theater and a gallery. The complex provides a wonderful environment for the local residents to shop and relax.
  • Itonowa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward Just 2-357
    Located about 10 minutes' walk from JR Tambaguchi Station in Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward is a joint retail space, based on the concept of a 33-meter market united by thread. Cafes and shops that sell items made of thread share a common space created when two adjacent abandoned houses were remodeled. The mood inside is pleasant and attracts both local residents and tourists.
  • Miyakomichi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Higashishiokojikamadonocho 31-1
    A shopping mall located west of Kyoto Station's Hachijo exit. The mall consists of a single corridor with some 40 restaurants and other establishments on either side. Opened as the Kintetsu Meitengai in 1964, the facility was remodeled in 2008. On the east side of the corridor, the side closest to the station, there are many restaurants and shops selling local specialty products and other goods which make perfect souvenirs and gifts. Restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines occupy the west side, the side which connects with Hachijo-dori Street.
  • Kawaramachi OPA
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kawaramachi Dojo Jojo, Chukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
    A one-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station and a five-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. This shopping mall is situated along Kawaramachi-dori Street and hosts a variety of establishments between its nine aboveground floors and one basement floor. One of its appeals is its conveniently accessible location. Targeting young people from teens to people in their 30s, many of the mall's tenants are fashionable apparel shops for women and there are also several beauty salons. There is a money changing machine on floor B1. Several of the shops are branch locations of nationwide chains and there are also cafes where you can enjoy a meal. Hours may vary by establishment.

    There is a second hand shop in Kyoto Opa where I spent a few hours looking for stuff for my collection.

  • 1928 Building
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjo Gokomachi
    A five-minute walk from Sanjo Station and an eight-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station. Situated at the intersection of Sanjo-dori Street and Gokomachi-dori Street, this building was built in 1928 to serve as the Kyoto branch office of the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun newspaper company. The building's design includes a distinctive balcony whose shape was modeled after the company emblem, stylish lamps on either side of the main entrance, and art deco influences. A rare example of architecture from this period, the building has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property by Kyoto City. The building still looks as it did when it first opened and its distinctive arched hall is used to host a variety of performances as Art Complex 1928.
  • Keihanna Plaza Kyoto Prefectural Keihanna Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Souraku-gun Seikacho Hikaridai 1-7
    A multipurpose complex located a 10-minute drive from JR Hosono Station. Established to serve as the core gathering and exchange center in Kansai Science City, it consists of three buildings - the research facility-focused Laboratory Wing and Super Laboratory Wing; and the Interaction Wing, which hosts a hotel on floors four through six as well as a mall area with restaurants, a bank, and other establishments and facilities. The Laboratory Wing and Super Laboratory Wing primarily consisting of leasable floors useable for clean room and other technical research as well as offices and other purposes. The Interaction Wing has a rentable hall which can be used for a wide variety of events.
  • Maizuru Brick Park
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    3.5
    113 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Maidurushi Kitasui 1039-2
    A historic site located a 10-minute walk from JR Higashi-Maizuru Station. This collection of 12 red brick buildings served as an ordinance warehouse for the former Japanese Navy from the Meiji through the Taisho period; eight of these buildings have been designated Important Cultural Properties. In order to make use of these structures, the site was opened up as a sightseeing and exchange facility by Maizuru City in 2012. Today, it is open to the general public as an event hall and museum with exhibits on the history of the former Japanese Navy. There is also a sightseeing cruise facility and a restaurant which serves the same curry as is enjoyed by the modern day Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    It was 4:30pm when we arrived the museum. Glad we bought the tickets (300 yen) as the exhibits are fascinating. Worth to visit.

  • Fumitsubaki Building
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Karasuma Nishi Iru Mikuracho 79
    A commercial facility on the north side after going west from the Karasuma-Sanjo Intersection. The building is a renovated western style wood building constructed in 1920 and is home to a cafe, gallery shop, and fashion brand store. It's a commercial facility that is also a transmission base for art and culture.
  • The Cube
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Karasuma-dori Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkocho Town 901 Kyoto Station Building
    A shopping mall located inside the Kyoto Station building offering fashionable apparel, gourmet foods, and Kyoto souvenirs. Comprised of the B2 fashion floor, B1 Kyoto souvenir and goods floor, first floor Kyoto sweets floor, and 11th floor restaurant street, the facility is connected directly to Kyoto Station, which serves a variety of JR train lines.

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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