Kyōto station

The main railway station of Kyōto, Japan dates back to the year 1877 and consists of 24 tracks – it is quite a large one. Different regional trains stop here, as well as the Shinkansen and the subway. To get onto the platforms you’ll need a ticket.

I had to take the train to Nara and to the Fushimi Inari-Taisha from here and had some difficulties: I had to find out the correct ticket price be looking at a giant wallpaper only in Japanese. I held my English map against it and found the right amount of Yen.

Next I had to buy a ticket at a vending machine again only in Japanese. Here I had to watch others buying tickets and repeated the steps afterwards – quite a challenge. On the track people queue up immediately and concentrated. When the train arrived a cleaning group (men in pink) came, blocked the doors and cleaned the waggons. The seats turned automatically for 180 degrees, it was like a ballet show.

Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward
Kyōto, Japan

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