Do you want to have a great shopping in Kyoto? Then head to “Porta”, an underground shopping complex that has a direct access to Kyoto Station!

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There is nothing like Kyoto, a tourist city with a great Japanese taste. The city has a numerous number of touristic spots such as shrines, temples, spots for viewing of cherry blossom and autumn leaves, exotic townscapes, etc. However, because of this fact, many of you might have created precise plans for visiting touristic spots while not allocating enough time for shopping.

We would like to recommend such people “Porta”, an underground shopping complex, which has a direct access to Kyoto Station. There are approx. 120 stores for shopping, dining, and souvenirs.

For shopping, a range of ladies fashion stores can be noted especially. Because a number of stores are concentrated in the complex, you will definitely find your favorite items. Another good news is there are duty free stores including cosmetics and chemists.

At a food town called “Porta Dining”, which has a range of different types of restaurants, you can find what you want to try in Japan such as tempura, ramen, okonomiyaki, soba, udon, etc. A good number of cafes and fast food stores can also be found.

For souvenirs, you can find Kyoto’s original teas, Japanese sweets, pickles and more. The shops sell not only food but also handcraft products.

Moreover, additional services such as free Wi-Fi are available, and all the stores accept the UnionPay card. ATMs are placed to cash out with Master, Visa, UnionPay cards (5:00-23:30). Porta will help you shop in a smart way for a short period of time like while you are waiting for a Shinkansen or a train.

【Kyoto Station front underground complex Porta】

Address: 902, Higashi-shiokojicho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Business Hours:Shopping: 10:00-21:00 / Coffee&Restaurants: 11:00-22:00 (Breakfast 7:30.) / Kyo-miyage (souvenir) & Foods: 10:00-20:00 (Fri. & Sat.: 10:00-20:30)
Accepted cards:Visa, Master Card, JCB, AMEX and UnionPay
ATMs to cash out:Visa, Master Card, Maestro, Cirrus, PLUS and UnionPay
* Directly connected to “Kyoto Eki-mae” bus stops of Kyoto City Bus, Keihan Kyoto Kotsu Bus and West Japan JR Bus.
* Get off at JR “Kyoto Station”. Located right outside Karasuma East exit.
* Directly connected to “Kyoto Station” of the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma line.

Check duty free stores via the URL below!