Kyoto in the evening.
Kyoto Travel Blog› entry 7 of 17 › view all entries
May 20th, 2010 – by: saltycoco
It was 6 pm by the time I arrived at Kyoto station, and it took me moret 30 minutes before I found K’s House Kyoto, the hostel I will be staying in for the next 4 nights. It’s about a 10 to 15 minutes walk northeast of Kyoto station. Now this hostel is huge, and it looked so new. It has six floors, apparently this was the new building that was built next to the old K’s House Kyoto. The staff were very friendly, and I went up to the fifth floor where my room was, a six bed mixed dorm with bunk beds. Underneath the bunk beds were 2 locker spaces, 1 for each person using the bed, and I thought that was really smart, I was able to place my luggage, and backpack with plenty of room to spare.
Anyways moving on, I went out later on my very first night in Kyoto, and headed for Kyoto station. That station looked so modern, and the architecture of the steel frame ceilings was such a sight to see, so many people were taking photographs. As soon as you walk into the station, on the right side are several long flights of stairs as well as escalators extending 11 stories up with shops, and restaurants on those floors. The 10th and 11th floors are where the restaurants can be found. The fancy dining restaurants are in the 11th floor, and the fast convenient restaurants are on the 10th floor. The tourist information center can be found in the 2nd floor, and they open around 9 am each day. At the very top of Kyoto station is a garden where I saw many couples spending time together, apparently that was a place where dating couples go.
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