721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Japan
Approx. 2 min. walk from JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Central Gate

Access to Kyoto

From Kyoto to other cities, from other cities to Kyoto

As the world's top-class tourist city, Kyoto offers major means of transportation. Visitors can travel smoothly to Kyoto from other cities, and from Kyoto to other cities around Japan.

■From Kyoto-minami Interchange
Head for Kyoto/Otsu on Route 1. After passing through JR's elevated tracks, turn right at the crossing "Horikawa Shiokoji."
■From Kamitoba Interchange
Turn right at Jujo-dori street, then turn left at the crossing "Kawaramachi Jujo." After passing through JR's elevated tracks, turn left at the crossing "Kawaramachi Shiokoji."

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Access from Kyoto Station

Access from Kyoto Station Central Gate

Kyoto Tower is the tall construction like a white lighthouse right in front of the Kyoto Station Karasuma Central Gate. Go past the bus terminal, cross at the traffic light in front of Kyoto Tower Building then you will find the entrance to the building.

  • Shinkansen Central Exit

    After getting off the Shinkansen train, head for the Shinkansen Central Exit. (Don't go to Hachijo Exit or Hachijo East Exit.)

  • Platform of Kintetsu Railway

    Exit through the ticket gate at the Shinkansen Central Exit, and you will find the platform of Kintetsu Railway in front of you. Turn right at this point.

  • Escalator for the North-South Pedestrian Walkway

    Go up the escalator and walk straight.

  • JR Kyoto Isetan

    You will find the department store named JR Kyoto Isetan. Go straight with Isetan on your left, and go down the escalator.

  • Kyoto Tower from the Central Gate

    When you go down the escalator, you will find Kyoto Tower on your left.

  • Traffic light in front of Kyoto Tower

    As you walk on, you will find the entrance to Kyoto Tower over the traffic light.

  • West Gate

    After getting off the train, head for the West Gate. Exit through the ticket gate and walk to the right.

  • JR Kyoto Isetan

    You will find the department store named JR Kyoto Isetan. Go straight with Isetan on your left, and go down the escalator.

  • Kyoto Tower from the Central Gate

    When you go down the escalator, you will find the lighthouse-like Kyoto Tower on your left.

  • Traffic light in front of Kyoto Tower

    As you walk on, you will find the entrance to Kyoto Tower over the traffic light.

※ The underground entrance is available from 11:30 to 23:00.

  • Porta and the Post Office

    Kyoto Tower is directly connected to Porta, the underground mall beneath Kyoto Station. When you have gone down to the underground level, head for Porta.

  • East area/Subway ticket gates

    After reaching Porta, head for the east area (the ticket gates for the subway are in this area). When you see the subway ticket gates, walk straight with the ticket gates on your right.

  • Underground passage in front of Kyoto Tower

    Walk straight on.

  • Kyoto Tower underground entrance

    This is the underground entrance to Kyoto Tower.The ovservation deck is on the 11th floor.