Kyoto - Kyoto Station Area (Chapter)
This is the Kyoto Station Area chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guidebook.
Dominated by the eponymous Kyoto Station, this neighbourhood serves as the gateway to Kyoto. Aside from the impressive station building itself, there are a few worthwhile sights here: Higashi Hongan-ji and Nishi Hongan-ji are two vast temples within walking distance of the station.
- escape the concrete jungle and take a breather in Shōsei-en
- immerse yourself in the grandeur of Nishi Hongan-ji
- climb to the roof of Kyoto Station
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Sleeping and Shopping.
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