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Housen JR Shinkansen Kyoto-Station

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Southern Kyoto
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3-8 Higashishiokoji-Takakuracho, Shimogyo-ku | JR Kyoto Station 2F, Kyoto 600-8214, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-693-9103
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The architecture of this station alone is amazing. You can go up to to the top and walk along a viewing gallery for free to get a view over Kyoto. There are shops and places to eat galore. In fact this is one thing we discovered about Japan - the stations serve not only as transport hubs but also places... More 

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Tokyo
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Cozy,quiet nice tea room with Japanese style. Good place to enjoy Japanese sweets or Tea. All sweets are traditional Japanese ones but slightly stylish and modern in my opinion.

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George Town, Malaysia
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125 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The station is so clean and the train is soiclean and incredibly fast. A beautiful place with a lot of new technology.

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Hawick
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

With not too much time to wait for my train, I stopped off here, but need not have worried as, though very busy, the service was quick and efficient and my snack lunch of potato salad with shibazuka pickle thoroughly delicious, as was the local selection of beers to wash it all down with. Well recommended

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

After all my travels, around so much of Japan, I have to say, this is without doubt the best station I have visited. Everything is just a little bit better. Little bit cleaner, faster, more welcoming, efficient. Japan is an incredible country, I feel honoured to have been able to see so much of it. The shinkansen is wonderful and... More 

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HONG KONG
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470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Japanese are brilliant in mixing the old and new: A modern, high tech Kyoto station in an old city: Kyoto. No conflict with one another but a nice blend where tourists can appreciate the old, elegant beauty as well as experiencing the modern convenience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-8 Higashishiokoji-Takakuracho, Shimogyo-ku | JR Kyoto Station 2F, Kyoto 600-8214, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-693-9103

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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