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...
This casual cafe is a great place to kill some time while waiting for a train. All the usual coffee and tea drinks are available, along...
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.