One of the main sights south of Kyoto Station, Tō-ji is an appealing complex of halls and a fantastic pagoda that makes a fine backdrop...
Umekōji Steam Locomotive Museum
A hit with steam-train buffs and kids, this excellent museum features 18 vintage steam locomotives (dating from 1914 to 1948) and...
The Kyoto Station building is a striking steel-and-glass structure – a kind of futuristic cathedral for the transport age. Unveiled in...
Kyoto Minami Kaikan
Try this theatre for lesser-known foreign art house and eclectic Japanese films, including Japanese anime (animation). It’s on Kujō-dōri.
Jōjō is a funky modern izakaya within walking distance of Kyoto Station. Sit at the counter or at one of the tables. There’s an...
Lonely Planet review
This market is held at Tō-ji on the 21st of each month to commemorate the death of Kōbō Taishi, who in 823 was appointed abbot of the temple. If you’re after used kimono, pottery, bric-a-brac, plants, tools and general Japanalia, this is the place.