Two-minute walk from the Hachijo Exit (South Exit) of Kyoto Station
Location convenient for sightseeing.
The hotel is located right next to Kyoto Station, making it one of the best locations for vising tourist spots in Kyoto. Subway lines and buses, in addition to JR lines, are readily available for visiting places of your choice. Please use HOTEL VISCHIO KYOTO as a base station and fully enjoy your trips to Kyoto, Osaka and other Kansai areas.
Fully enjoy tourist sites in Kyoto, free of bags
Your bags will be held free of charge during the day of your check-in or check-out, so that you can fully enjoy tourist sites in Kyoto, free of bags. Please feel free to ask for this service.
About 15 minute walk from the hotel
The only remain from the Kyoto of the Heian era, which is 1,200 years old since its foundation. It was registered as World Heritage in 1994. The most highlighted spot is Gojunotou (the five-storied pagoda), which is 55m high, the highest pagoda in Japan.
About 20 minute walk from the hotel
It is the main temple of the Honganji sect of Jodo Shinshu, and has in its premises Mikage-do, where a wooden stature of Shinran Shonin is enshrined, and the Amitabha Hall, where the wooden stature (principal image) of Amitabha Tathagata is enshrined. Both Mikage-do and the Amitabha Hall are national treasures. In 1994, it was registered as World Heritage, “a cultural asset of ancient Kyoto.”
Higashi Honganji Temple
About 15 minute walk from the hotel
Constructed in 1603 (Keicho 8) on a site contributed from Ieyasu Tokugawa, the Amitabha Hall is the largest wooden building in the world. At five-minute walk from Higashi Honganji Temple is beautiful Shoseien Garden.
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Take the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station and get off at “Inari” Station. About a 10-minute from the hotel
Fushimi Inari Shrine is the head shrine of “O-inari-san” shrines in Japan, which are said to number as many as some thirty thousand throughout the country. It was founded in 711 (Wado 4), even before Japan’s capital was moved to ancient Kyoto (in 794). Fushimi Inari is recognized as the god of commercial prosperity and well-being of families, and attracts many worshipers throughout the year.
Take the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station and get off at “Tofukuji Temple” (Tofukuji) Station. About 15 minutes from the hotel.
In the precincts of Tofukuji Temple, there are a number of sub-temples, many of which are designated as national treasures or important cultural assets. During the autumnal leaves season, the speculator view from the Tsuten Bridge, which connects the main temple and the Kaizan temple, attracts many sightseers.
Take the city bus from Kyoto Station and get off at the “Kyoto Aquarium ” (Shichijo-Omiya Kyoto Suizokukan-mae) stop. About 15 minutes from the hotel. Alternatively, it can be reached via an easy 20-minute walk from the hotel.
Kyoto Aquarium, aquarium at an inland location far from the sea. Some 250 species are exhibited. The aquarium is famous for its “Penguin Sky Walk,” where you see cute penguins walking around, and bottlenose dolphins’ performance held at the dolphin stadium, where 1,000 audience can be seated.
Kyoto Railway Museum
Take the city bus from Kyoto Station and get off at the “Kyoto Railway Museum” (Umekojikoen-mae/Kyoto Tetsudo Hakubutsukan-mae) stop. About 20 minutes from the hotel. Alternatively, it can be reached via a 25-minute walk from the hotel.
One of the largest railroad museums, which attract many families and railroad fans. You can see the driver’s seat of a train that used be in operation, and also experience driving a train car.