Address: JR Kyoto Station Building 2nd Floor Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Hours: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Open year round
Address: 2F, Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi Building, 73-2, Sanjo-dori, Ohashi-higashi 2cho-me, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, 605-0001
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed: Year End/New Year
Access: "Sanjo Keihan" Station on the Tozai Subway Line
Free Kyoto City guides are available at any Starbucks or Seven-Eleven (Japan's largest convenience store chain).
Kyoto City has one hundred and fifteen Seven-Eleven stores and eighteen Starbucks (as of October 30, 2012). All shops offer sightseeing and transportation guides for the area as well as free tourist maps in English.
* Not all stores carry English sightseeing guides.
Japan's main tourist authority.
Maps, information on tourist attractions, hotels, and more are included in this free PDF guidebook to Kyoto.
This guidebook introduces hands-on experiences such as one-day Zen experiences, swordsmanship workshops, and handicraft activities that can only be offered in Kyoto and Nara.