Japan, Day 2: Kyoto Station

I rode the train going back to Kyoto Station and from there, I was supposed to take the bus to Kiyomizudera but lo and behold, the line for that bus stop was so looooong. So bye to that idea!

I was curious what I could find at the topmost floor of Kyoto Station so I took all escalators going up.

After revisiting the Arashiyama spots I love, I was initially thinking of riding the Sagano Torokko Train but I didn’t expect the line to be that long – to the point that it reached outside the station – so nope. At least, that line proved that it is a popular activity during autumn in Arashiyama.

NOVEMBER 22, 2018

I rode the train going back to Kyoto Station and from there, I was supposed to take the bus to Kiyomizudera but lo and behold, the line for that bus stop was so looooong. So bye to that idea, too! Good thing I was able to visit it last time – on a more peaceful day in 2017 (read it here).

I was curious what I could find at the topmost floor of KYOTO STATION so I took all escalators going up.

Busy Thursday morning at Kyoto Station

I eventually reached this bell and then I saw another escalator going up. The adventure was not yet done…

View of Kyoto Station from the 6F

And then I finally reached the 7F SKYWAY – which I read about before as one of the secret spots in Kyoto Station. This tunnel is estimated to be about 50m above the central hall and it provides you a view of the station and the city.

View of Kyoto Tower Hotel
Not recommended to look down below if you’re afraid of heights

Upon exiting the Skyway, I found myself in 10F KYOTO RAMEN KOJI. This was familiar to me because it was the same area where I had ramen during our visit in Kyoto back in 2017 (read it here).

It was fifteen minutes before 11:00, the opening time for all shops in this ramen hall so I decided to already line up for MASUTANI. This ramen shop is famous for serving ramen that has a Kyoto-style taste. Its ramen has thin noodles and broth made from pork and shoyu.

I am a bit bad in describing the taste of food but all I can say is that choosing Masutani’s ramen was a good choice. I could not finish the broth though because the pork fat was too much for me.

I decided to take the other exit and take all escalators going down to the ground floor. The journey was quite long since I started at the topmost floor. I did not mind the height but it may be a bit of a challenge for acrophobic people.

Daikaidan (Grand Stairway)

Off to the next destination: Gion area!

Author: Anne F

Anne has been blogging on and off since July 2005. Currently, she documents her travels in this website -- itinerary and pictures of food, attractions, nature, and people (whether she knows them or not). Her love for travel started in 2013 when she visited the Northern part of PH. Now, she makes it a point to travel at least once a year to satiate her adventurous and wanderlust spirit. © Anne Fernando / itskeanne.com, 2012-2020. All Rights Reserved. {Unauthorized use and/or duplication of all content in this site (text, images, videos, etc.) without permission from the author/owner is strictly prohibited. Please give full and proper credit to the owner, including specific direction to the original content.}

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