Kyoto Station Luggage Deposit Locations
Coin Lockers at Kyoto Station
How to find the coin locker in Kyoto Station?
Kyoto station is very much popular for the tourists in Japan and this station is the city’s transportation hub which is served by Japan railway. Many coin lockers are found and easily available here.
Coin lockers on the North side of the Station
Several Lockers are located in varieties places but the north side where the Central Ticket Gate can find is more convenient than others.
Coin lockers on the West side of the Station
This locker is just found on the second floor pedestrian walkway.
Coin lockers on the South side of the Station
If anyone exit from the Kintetsu Kyoto station and facing out onto Hachijo street then south side of the station is better choice.
About the price of coin locker
Kyoto Station has a luggage facilities as like coin lockers. Actually large sized luggage and large sized coin lockers are quite expensive. Lockers come in three sizes and are priced accordingly,
A 700 yen locker, A 500 yen locker and A 300 yen locker. Usually the lockers room are closed after 23.00 or 24.00.
About other luggage storage service in Kyoto station
Luggage storage at the B1 baggage room
Luggage that is too large can be left at the baggage room on the B1 floor. One can easily move to the B1 floor by using escalators .
The baggage room is open from 8.00 to 20.00 and for one day’s storage the fee is 420 yen for each item. Dangerous and valuable items are not accepted in this service.
About Kyoto station
Would you like to plan a trip towards Kyoto? Ok then at first you have to know about the Kyoto station.
Today I’m telling about the station. This Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building.
It is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. It also housed the Kyoto City Air Terminal until August 31, 2002.
History of Kyoto station
- The governmental railway from Kobe reached Kyoto on September 5, 1876.
- But the station was under construction and a temporary facility called Ōmiya-dōri.
- Temporary Station was used until the opening of the main station.
- The first Kyoto Station opened for service by decree of Emperor Meiji on February 5, 1877.
- In 1889, the railway became a part of the trunk line to Tokyo.
- Later, the station became the terminal of two private railways, Nara Railway.
- And Kyoto Railway that connected the station with southern and northern regions of Kyoto Prefecture, respectively.
- The station was replaced by a newer, Renaissance-inspired facility in 1914.
- Before and during World War II, the square was often used by imperial motorcades when Emperor Showa traveled between Kyoto and Tokyo.
- The station was spacious and designed to handle a large number of people.
- This station burned to the ground in 1950, and was replaced by a more utilitarian concrete facility in 1952.
- The current Kyoto Station opened in 1997, commemorating Kyoto's 1,200th anniversary.
- It is 70 meters high and 470 meters from east to west, with a total floor area of 238,000 square meters.
- Architecturally, it exhibits many characteristics of futurism, with a slightly irregular cubic façade of plate glass over a steel frame. The architect was Hiroshi Hara.
- Aside from the main building on the north side of the station, the Hachijō-guchi building on the south side was built to house Tokaido Shinkansen which started operation in 1964.
- The underground facilities of the station, including the shopping mall Porta beneath the station square, were constructed when the subway opened in 1981.
4 Sightseeing spot near Kyoto station
There are lots of places you should visit around Kyoto station. However I am happy to introduce you some of the must-visit spot for you!
1, Kyoto Railway Museum
- Pick a day for Kyoto Railway Museum.
- It is Kyoto’s newest museum and the biggest railway museum in Japan.
- Massive in scale, the eagerly awaited museum opened its doors for the first time on April 29th 2016 to excited crowds of railway enthusiasts.
- Inside the museum you can find 53 railway vehicles, a giant railway diorama, steam locomotive rides, and a train operating simulator.
- This new museum is an expansion of the old Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.
- Many new exhibits were inherited from the Modern Transportation Museum in Osaka which has now closed.
Reference: Kyoto Railway Museum
2, Kyoto Tower
- Kyoto is Japan’s most stylish city.
- Here you can expect to find wooden townhouses on lantern lit lanes, ancient shrines and temples, stately palaces and meditative gardens.
- So, a first-time visitor to Kyoto might well be surprised by the sight of the brightly painted red and white tower.
- A cheerful beacon of 1960’s optimism, Kyoto Tower stands at 131 meters high from its base to the tip of its spire.
- It is the tallest structure in Kyoto.
- As such it dominates the skyline and can be spotted from many of the sightseeing locations around the city.
Reference: Kyoto Tower
3, Higashi Honganji Temple
- Hey, just ten minutes’ walk from Kyoto Station is the grand complex of Higashi Honganji Temple.
- It is one of the great popular centers of Buddhism in Kyoto, and entry to it is completely free.
Reference: Higashi Honganji Temple
4, Nishi Honganji Temple
- Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound.
- It is located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance.
- It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto.
- Both of these temples are called Honganji.
- Entry to the Nishi Honganji temple grounds is completely free, and many of the buildings can be entered and viewed without restriction.
Reference: Nishi Honganji Temple(Tripadvisor)
So, now you can move to Nara and enjoy with your friends and family. Have a good day!!
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