Shijo Kawaramachi Station 四条河原町駅
Shijo Kawaramachi Station Kyoto: read a guide to Hankyu Shijo Kawaramachi Station in Kyoto at the heart of Kyoto's shopping and entertainment area.
Shijo Kawamachi Station in central Kyoto is one of Kyoto city's busiest stations and shopping areas.
Across the Kamo River, at Shijo Keihan Station, you can travel to Osaka's Yodoyabashi Station on the Keihan Main Line.
Shijo Kawamachi Station lies at the heart of Kyoto's main shopping and tourist area at the intersection of the north-south Kawaramachi dori and the east-west Shijo dori.
The station connects with Takashimaya and Hankyu department stores by underground passageways and is a recognised meeting place for people in Kyoto - just let your friends know outside which department store you wish to meet up. Takashimaya is on the west side of Kawaramachi dori and Hankyu department store on the east side.
From Shijo Kawaramachi Station it is a short walk west to the Nishiki food market, the Fujii-Daimaru Department store, Vivre, Loft and the covered arcades of Teramachi and Shinkyogoku - great for souvenirs, clothes shops and cheap eateries.
Other outlets in the Shijo Kawaramachi area include McDonalds, Starbucks, OPA and BAL as well as a number of traditional souvenir shops and convenience stores. The area is packed with places to eat and drink.
Local Kyoto buses which stop at Shijo Kawaramachi include the numbers #4, #5, #10, #11, #17, #32, #59, #205.