Porta is the underground shopping mall beneath Kyoto Station with direct access to the station, the bus station and the Kyoto subway. You can also enter Porta from just outside the station or on the Kyoto Tower side of Shiokoji Dori.
Porta's store list includes a number of restaurants and cafes as well as retail outlets. Restaurants and cafes include branches of Inoda Coffee, Starbucks and Tagoto, which offers Japanese cuisine, such as set lunches, at a reasonable price.
Stores include shops to pick up souvenirs such as folding fans (Kyosendo), chopsticks (Hashikobo Oshita), combs, green tea from Uji at Fukujuen, masks and Kyoto-style dolls at Kanoya Kitakishi and Kyoto's famous tsukemono (pickles) at Nishiri, a nail salon, an eyelash salon, a shaving salon, as well as a number of mainly women's fashion outlets, a branch of Muji and a Uniqlo.
Porta is a good place to eat if you are spending time in the Kyoto Station area visiting nearby Nishi-Honhanji, Higashi-Honganji Temple or staying in one of the numerous hotels near Kyoto Station.
Porta offers free Wi-Fi at "Kyoto-Porta". There are also coin lockers in Porta Mall at several locations with small, medium and large lockers available.
Tel: 075 365 7528
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