LOCATION

LOCATION

THE POCKET HOTEL KYOTO-SHIJOKARASUMA

Address 474 Setoyacho, Nishikikoji-sagaru, Yanaginobanba-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8122 Japan MAP
TEL / FAX TEL:(+81) 75-283-1110 /
FAX:(+81) 75-283-1120
Access One minute's walk from Exit 13 in Karasuma Station on Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line.A 6 minute walk from Exit 1 in Shijo Station on Karasuma Subway Line.One minute's walk from Exit 13 in Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line.
*Karasuma Station Exit 13 can also be accessed from Shijo Station, via the Shijo St. Underpass.
Parking spaces None. Please see the Kyoto City Parking Lot Guide.

For visitors coming by train

  • By train from Kyoto Station: 3 minutes
  • By train from Karasuma Oike Station: 1 minute
  • By train from Kokusaikaikan Station: 16 minutes
  • By train from Nijo Station: 8 minutes
  • By train from Umeda Station: 41 minutes
  • By train from Nijo Castle (Nijojo-mae Station): 6 minutes
  • By train from the Kyoto Imperial Palace (Imadegawa Station): 5 minutes
  • By bus (including walk) from Kinkaku-ji Temple (Kinkakuji-michi): approx. 35 minutes
  • By bus (including walk) from Ginkaku-ji Temple (Ginkakuji-mae): approx. 36 minutes
  • By bus (including walk) from Kiyomizu-dera Temple (Kiyomizu-michi): approx. 25 minutes
  • By train from Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium (Nishi-Kyogoku Station): 6 minutes
  • By train from Fushimi Inari Shrine (Inari Station): 16 minutes

*Estimated travel time is based on Google map.
*Please note that it may take longer than estimated due to heavy traffic (during certain hours)

Detailed directions from the station (Photo included)

1. Directions from Karasuma Station

  • 01

    Exit from the ticket gate at Karasuma Station and make a U-turn on the left side.

    Exit from the ticket gate at Karasuma Station and make a U-turn on the left side.

  • 02

    After making a U-turning, go straight to Exit 13.

    After making a U-turning, go straight to Exit 13.

  • 03

    Walk straight for a little bit and you will see a staircase on your left.

    Walk straight for a little bit and you will see a staircase on your left.

  • 04

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

  • 05

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

  • 06

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

  • 07

    You will arrive at our hotel.

    You will arrive at our hotel.

2. Directions from Kawaramachi Station

  • 01

    Exit the ticket gate at subway Kawaramachi Station and go straight in the underpass on the right side that is diagonal to the station.

    Exit the ticket gate at subway Kawaramachi Station and go straight in the underpass on the right side that is diagonal to the station.

  • 02

    Walk straight along the underpass path for a little bit.

    Walk straight along the underpass path for a little bit.

  • 03

    When you see Exit 13, go out to the ground from there.

    When you see Exit 13, go out to the ground from there.

  • 04

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

  • 05

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

  • 06

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

  • 07

    You will arrive at our hotel.

    You will arrive at our hotel.

3. Directions from Shijo Station (underground)

  • 01

    Exit from the ticket gate at Shijo Station, walk straight, and you will see a staircase.

    Exit from the ticket gate at Shijo Station, walk straight, and you will see a staircase.

  • 02

    Go up the stairs and when you see Karasuma Station on the way, go to the direction of 11-20 on the overhead signboard.

    Go up the stairs and when you see Karasuma Station on the way, go to the direction of 11-20 on the overhead signboard.

  • 03

    Go straight and you will see Exit 13.

    Go straight and you will see Exit 13.

  • 04

    Get out from Exit 13.

    Get out from Exit 13.

  • 05

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

    When you go up the stairs, you will see a Starbucks on your left.

  • 06

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

  • 07

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

  • 08

    You will arrive at our hotel.

    You will arrive at our hotel.

4. Directions from Shijo Station (above ground)

  • 01

    If you're coming from the ticket gate of Shijo Station, get out from Exit 1 on your right to get to the ground level.

    If you're coming from the ticket gate of Shijo Station, get out from Exit 1 on your right to get to the ground level.

  • 02

    There are stairs in front of Exit 1 (there is also an elevator at the back).

    There are stairs in front of Exit 1 (there is also an elevator at the back).

  • 03

    Go up the stairs and then go to the right.

    Go up the stairs and then go to the right.

  • 04

    When you see a major intersection, cross the pedestrian crossing and go to the right side (landmark is Sumitomo Mitsui Bank).

    When you see a major intersection, cross the pedestrian crossing and go to the right side (landmark is Sumitomo Mitsui Bank).

  • 05

    Cross the pedestrian crossing and keep walking on the right side.

    Cross the pedestrian crossing and keep walking on the right side.

  • 06

    Walk straight and follow the road with the Apple store on the way as your landmark.

    Walk straight and follow the road with the Apple store on the way as your landmark.

  • 07

    When you pass a Daimaru on the way, just keep going.

    When you pass a Daimaru on the way, just keep going.

  • 08

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

    When you see Starbucks, turn left at the alley.

  • 09

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

    Follow the alley and you will find our hotel on your right.

  • 10

    You will arrive at our hotel.

    You will arrive at our hotel.

Nearby tourist information

  • A One-Minute Walk from Nishiki Market, "Kyoto's Kitchen"

    Packed with stores offering fresh ingredients--including local, seasonal ingredients such as Kyoyasai heirloom vegetables and Kyo-tsukemono pickles--as well as obanzai (a style of simple, seasonal, eco-friendly cuisine native to Kyoto) and processed foods, Nishiki Market is popular among locals and tourists alike. The market is home to shops offering food samples, and stores where you can eat what you have purchased on the spot. Nishiki Market is also recommended as a destination for anyone looking for local souvenirs.

  • Lots of sights to see each season, whether it's cherry blossoms or fall foliage.

    Within walking distance, you will find Maruyama Park, Kodai-ji Temple, associated with Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Nene, Kiyomizu Temple, Heian Shrine, Nanzen-ji Temple, where the tofu is delicious, the Philosopher's Path, and much more. The Kyoto Gyoen National Garden can be reached within 20 minutes by subway. All of the famous sites to see have lovely cherry blossoms and fall foliage. They are illuminated with special lights each season and host special events, so do check before going.

    *Note that parking lots may be congested during the flower-viewing and fall foliage seasons, so traveling by subway is recommended

  • Convenient access to the various popular tourism sites around Kyoto.

    Perfect location to places like Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangen-do, and other key destinations. Take the Hankyu Arashiyama Line and transfer at Katsura Station to reach the Arashiyama area in just 20 minutes. Why not visit a spiritual destination in Kyoto that will boost your luck?

  • Located conveniently close to Osaka.

    Board the Hankyu Kyoto Line to reach Osaka (Umeda) in 40 minutes. In addition to touring Kyoto, we also recommend a tour of Osaka's cuisine.

  • Many points of access, making this the ideal site for tourism.

    One-minute walk from Karasuma Station Exit 13 and Kawaramachi Station Exit 13 on the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line. Seven-minute walk from Shijo Station Exit 1 on the Kyoto Municipal Subway.Many key spots like the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Nijo Castle can be reached via the Karasuma Line and Tozai Line on the subway and all within 30 minutes -- this is an extremely convenient location. During Gion Matsuri, considered one of Japan's three greatest festivals, Shijo-dori and Karasuma-dori are given over to festival floats which you can see up close if you opt for special seating.

For visitors coming by car

  • By car from Kyoto Station: approx.15 minutes
  • By car from Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium: approx.20 minutes
  • By car from Kyoto Station: approx.15 minutes
  • By car from Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium: approx.20 minutes

*Estimated travel time is based on Google map.
*Please note that it may take longer than estimated due to heavy traffic (during certain hours)

※1
See the Kyoto Parking Guide for information on parking lots.
※2
Going by bus is a convenient way to travel within the city. The hotel is a three-minute walk from the nearest bus stop, Shijo Takakura.
※3
For details, please see:Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau (City Bus)

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