A short walk north of Kyoto Station, Higashi Hongan-ji (Eastern Temple of the True Vow) is the last word in all things grand and gaudy....
Located right outside the Karasuma (north) gate of Kyoto Station, this retro tower looks like a rocket perched atop the Kyoto Tower...
The Kyoto Station building is a striking steel-and-glass structure – a kind of futuristic cathedral for the transport age. You are sure...
Try this classic little restaurant for its ever-changing set lunch – usually simple Japanese home-style cooking. Dishes might include a...
Karasuma-dōri, Shichijō-agaru, Shimogyō-ku · interesting places nearby
About five minutes’ walk east of Higashi Hongan-ji, this garden is a nice green island in a vast expanse of concrete. While it’s not on par with many other gardens in Kyoto, it’s worth a visit if you find yourself in need of something to do near Kyoto Station, perhaps paired with a visit to the temple. The lovely grounds, incorporating the Kikoku-tei villa, were completed in 1657.