Tourist Information in Shimoda

Sun Lovers Cafe

Tourist info, free wi-fi, an English-language book swap, kids' playroom and light meals. They also organise walking tours and cultural experiences.
Travel Agency in Tanabe

Kumano Travel

This community-run travel agency can help you organise your whole Kumano Kodō trek. You can book accommodation (and pay by credit card), store your luggage (¥500 per item per day) or have it shipped elsewhere on you…
Tourist Information in Kyoto Station & South Kyoto

Kyoto Tourist Information Center

Located in the main concourse on the 2nd floor of the Kyoto Station building that runs between the shinkansen (bullet train) station and the front of the station (near JR Isetan Department Store), this is the main t…
Tourist Information in Northern Higashiyama

Kyoto International Community House

An essential stop for those planning a long-term stay in Kyoto, KICH can also be quite useful for short-term visitors. It has a library with maps, books, newspapers and magazines from around the world, and a board d…
Booking Service in Imperial Palace & Around

Imperial Household Agency

The office of the Kunaichō, the Imperial Household Agency, is inside the Imperial Palace Park, a short walk from Imadegawa Station on the Karasuma line. The Imperial Household Agency is the place to make advance res…
Tourist Information in Kōya-san

Kōya-san Shukubō Association

Handles bookings for Kōya-san's shukubō (temple lodgings) and also temple meals; use its online system to book in advance (you can just show up, but it's risky during peak periods like April and October). This offic…
Tourist Information in Miyama

Kyoto Tamba Kōgen Quasi-National Park Visitors Centre

Miyama's excellent visitor centre can arrange tours and activities with English-speaking guides; book in advance through the website. You can also rent electric bicycles (¥1000/1500 per four hours/day); numbers are …
Tourist Information in Yufuin


Next to the train station, this lovely new office has plenty of information in English, including detailed walking maps and brochures about natural sights, galleries, museums and onsen. Electric and ordinary bicycle…
Tourist Information in Uchiko

Uchiko Visitor Centre

Offers English-speaking staff, maps, brochures and local information, and can also arrange enthusiastic English-speaking volunteer guides ( with an advance booking. The visitor centre …
Tourist Information in Iya Valley Area

Miyoshi City Tourism Association

The Miyoshi City Tourism Association is an excellent place to get your bearings. Located right outside the JR Awa-Ikeda Station, it offers a plethora of English-language maps, pamphlets and public transport schedule…