Characteristics of this course, presented exclusively by Hankyu.

  • You can enjoy manga, sweets and walking through a shopping street, soaking up the atmosphere of ancient Kyoto and exploring traditional crafts and performing arts that Japan are proud of even on the world stage.

    Kyoto was selected as the most popular tourist city in an American travel magazine for two consecutive years. This course is a full of historical culture where you can enjoy culture and art as well as traditional performing arts, such as kaleidoscopes, manga, tie-dyeing, Kyo-dance by apprentice geisha, tea ceremony, Bunraku (Japanese traditional puppet play) in the center of the Kyoto city, Rakuchu. This is a great value course where you can enjoy walking through a shopping street with a lot of cute souvenirs, and all-you-can-eat sweets. It is a full of attractions from graceful ancient Kyoto.

  • It takes about 42 minutes from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station to Karasuma Station by express train.

    • 10:00 a.m.

    Welcome to the world of kaleidoscopes ― projecting fantastic colorful lights.

    Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto (Aneyakoji-dori facility)

    This is a museum specialized in kaleidoscopes, of which the world consists of the reflection and refraction of light. Based on the theme of each season the museum usually exhibits 50 items from the collection, which includes about 300 kaleidoscopes collected from Japan and overseas. You can actually touch and play with exhibited items and also enjoy the world of rare kaleidoscope, projection kaleidoscope, where a kaleidoscope fantastically produces lights on the ceiling and walls. They also provide workshops where you can hand-make your own kaleidoscope.

    Address
    706-3 Dongeiin-maecho, Higashinotouin-higashiiru, Aneyakoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Approx. 10 minutes on foot from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Railway
    Hours
    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission: 5:30 p.m.)
    Closed
    Mondays (If a national holiday falls on a Monday, it is closed on the following day), the year-end and New Year holidays
    Price
    Adult - 500 yen, Senior High School Student - 300 yen, Junior High and Elementary School Students - 200 yen, No charge for non-school aged children
  • Approx. 15 minutes (on foot)

    • 12:00 p.m.

    Kyoto International Manga Museum is the top of Japanese sub culture and holds approximately 300,000 manga materials!

    Kyoto International Manga Museum

    Kyoto International Manga Museum was founded in 2006 as the first and largest, comprehensive focal point of manga culture in Japan. It holds the world’s largest collection with approximately 300,000 items of manga-related historical materials after Meiji period, famous manga books from all over the world, magazines, and animation related materials, and you can freely read 50,000 manga books of them anywhere in the museum, which is one of the best parts about the museum.

    Address
    Karasumadori-oikenoboru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Hours
    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission: 5:30 p.m.)
    Closed
    Wednesdays (If a national holiday falls on a Wednesday, it is closed on the following day), the year-end and New Year holidays, and maintenance periods
    Price
    Adults - 800 yen, Junior and Senior High School Students - 300 yen, Elementary School Children - 100 yen
  • Approx. 4 minutes (on foot)

    • 1:30 p.m.

    Kyoto Shibori Museum introduces the techniques and beauty of a traditional craft, Kyono-Shiborizome (tie-dyeing of Kyoto).

    Kyoto Shibori Museum

    Kyoto Shibori Museum introduces the techniques and history of Kyono-Shiborizome, which has more than 1,000 years of history and is said to be the oldest dyeing craft in Japan, and organizes and exhibits various works. The techniques of craftsmen pursuing the beauty and precision are highly appreciated as not only for kimono but also for western style of clothing and art crafts such as frames and Byobu. They also provide workshop (participation fee: 3,000 yen, the admission fee of 500 yen will be deducted), which is only the place where you can create your own silk scarf.

    Address
    Aburakoji-dori Oikeminami-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Hours
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed
    Bon holiday, and the year-end and New Year holidays, no regular holiday is set.
    Price
    500 yen
  • Hankyu Karasuma Station→Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
    Approx. 2 minutes

    • 2:30 p.m.

    Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade is a shopping street where you can see youth culture and lifestyle of Kyoto.

    Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade

    Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade, which was developed in 1872 (Meiji 5), is a relatively new street in Kyoto but the second oldest shopping street in Japan following after those in Tokyo and Asakusa. In the middle of Meiji period, show tents and playhouses were built and the original structure of the current shopping street was formed. Now, souvenir shops, restaurants and fashion boutiques has been built and the street has become a regular sightseeing course for tourists as well as student trip. There are also, venerable shrines and temples such as Seiganji, Joshinin and Nishikitenmangu.

    Address
    Shinkyogoku-dori (between Sanjo and Shijo), Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Approx. 2 minutes on foot from Kyoto-kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Railway
    Hours
    depends on the shops
    Closed
    depends on the shops
  • Approx. 8 minutes (on foot)

    • 4:00 p.m.

    Colorful sweets that make you feel like a kid in a candy store are all you can eat.

    Sweets Paradise in Kotocross Hankyu Kawaramachi-cho

    Enjoy more than 30 different kinds of sweets from shortcakes and tarts to cold sweets, Japanese sweets and seasonal sweets as much as you like. Sweets Paradise have their restaurants across Japan and is popular amount foreign tourists. Kyoto branch is convenient for access and is located in a building directly connected to Hankyu Kyoto-kawaramachi Station. You can also enjoy other meals such as pasta, pizza, and curry. The time limit for the buffet is 70 minutes and self-service drinks are also included.

    Address
    6F, Kotocross Hankyu Kawaramachi-cho, 392 Komeya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Hours
    10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Closed
    Follows Kotocross Hankyu Kawaramachi-cho
    Price
    Adults - 1,100 yen~, Children (Up to six graders) - 860 yen, No charge for children of 3 years old or less
  • Approx. 13 minutes (on foot)

    • 6:00 p.m.

    Gion Corner is located in the center of Gion, Kyoto, where you will be completely absorbed in cool Japanese traditional art performance.

    Gion Corner

    The stone-paved Hanamikoji-dori Street is filled with the Gion atmosphere where Japanese-style restaurants and teahouses are built. At Gion Corner located at the end of the street, you can enjoy 7 art performances in about one hour including Maiko dance, tea ceremony, Japanese harp, flower arrangement, Gagaku, Kyogen, Kyomai, and Bunraku. Since you can casually enjoy Japanese art performances on one stage at once, Gion Corner is a popular spot for tourists and school trip students. Photographs are allowed in the center.

    Address
    Yasaka-Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Hours
    from 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.(Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between December and the second week of March)
    Closed
    July 16, August 16, and the year-end and New Year holidays
    Price
    Adults - 3,150 yen, High School and University Students - 2,200 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Children - 1,900 yen

* Fare (provisional) Osaka-umeda→Karasuma 400 yen Karasuma→Kyoto-kawaramachi 160 yen Kyoto-kawaramachi→Osaka-umeda 400 yen Total: 960 yen Train fare:Save JPY260 with the one-day tourist pass!

*Travel time is an estimate of appropriate minutes.
The minutes on foot from each station are shown mainly in reference to the official websites of tourist destinations (facilities).
In addition, although the travel time for some routes are in reference to the minutes calculated using the distance measurement of Yahoo! Map, it differs depending on road conditions, etc.
*The data shown in this article is as of March 2016.
*Please note that the hours, holidays, prices, etc., of the facilities and stores shown in this article are subject to change without notice.

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