As befits its position as one of the most visited cities in Japan, Kyoto has one of Japan's largest and best-equipped Tourist Information Centers.
Located on the second floor of Kyoto Station Kyo Navi (京なび) is a spacious, high-tech plaza offering tourist information not just on Kyoto city and Kyoto Prefecture but on other Japanese cities as well.
The multi-lingual staff can offer travel advice in English, Chinese, Korean and some other languages and visitors are free to surf the computers in the center to find the specific information they require as well as choose from a wealth of travel brochures in a variety of languages.
The welcoming staff can offer help on booking hotel accommodation in Kyoto and tips on how to spend your time in Japan's ancient capital from festival frolics to Zen meditation.
Free copies of the monthly English magazine Kyoto Visitors' Guide are also available. The old Kyoto Tourist Information Center before the new Hiroshi Hara-designed Kyoto Station was opened was located next to the old Kintetsu Department Store, which is now Yodobashi.
Kyoto Tourist Information Center (Kyo Navi)
Tel: 075 343 0548
Hours: 8.30am-7pm daily
Further tourist information on Kyoto can be found at the Kyoto City Tourism Association Visitor Information building (Tel: 075 752 0227; 9am-5pm) opposite Heian Shrine in the Okazaki district.
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