vol.147:Kyoto sightseeing spots to enjoy with your family

There are many shrines and temples in Kyoto, but there are also some leisure spots that you should visit on a family trip. This time, we will introduce three of them. Please refer to it when you travel to Kyoto.

Kyoto Railway Museum

The Railway Museum, which was established in 2016, was relocated from the museum in Osaka. It is a facility where you can experience the history of modernization in Japan throughout the history of railways, and it is a facility that incorporates many modern elements while preserving tradition, and is famous as a spot that can be enjoyed by various people as well as railway fans. Since it is a railway museum, it is also a hands-on facility where you can learn about safety and technology, take guided tours from museum staff, and hold workshops with JR West employees.

【Basic information】
Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8835

Opening hours:
From 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (admission is until 5:00 pm)

2 minutes walk from Kyoto Station on the JR Sagano Line “Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station”

Admission Fee:
1,200 yen (adults) 1,000 yen (high school and university students) 500 yen (junior high school and elementary school students) 200 yen (3 years old and over)

Kyoto Aquarium

Kyoto City does not face the sea, but it is this Kyoto Aquarium that opened as an inland aquarium in 2012. Inside the museum, you can come in contact with many animals such as the giant salamander, a national special natural monument that lives in the Kamo River that flows through Kyoto, harbor seals, and African penguins. The number is about 250 species and the total number is about 15,000, so the charm is perfect. Of course, there are plenty of hands-on programs as well as appreciation. The dolphin performance at the dolphin stadium is especially worth a visit, so please check the time.

【Basic information】
35-1 Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8835

Opening hours:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

2 minutes walk from Kyoto Station on the JR Sagano Line “Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station”

(Adult) 2,050 yen
(University and high school students) 1,550 yen
(Junior high school and elementary school students) 1,000 yen
(Infant: 3 years old and over) 600 yen

・ Approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR “Kyoto Station”
・ Approximately 7 minutes on foot from “Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station” on the JR Sanin Main Line

Toei Kyoto Studio Park

“Toei Uzumasa Movie Village” is a movie theme park located in Uzumasa, Kyoto, which has existed before USJ. In the set where movies, dramas, historical dramas, etc. are still being filmed, you can change into historical dramas and ninja costumes and take a walk, or play at various attractions.
Until March 14th, a collaboration event with the TV anime “Kimetsu no Yaiba” “Kimetsu no Yaiba Kyono Gosho 2” is being held. Established a reproduction set in the play that allows you to experience the experience of entering the world of “Kimetsu no Yaiba”. The reproduction set is handled by Toei’s film art staff, and attention is paid to every detail.

10 Uzumasa Hachioka-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8586

Opening hours:
(March 1st to the end of November) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
* Business hours may change depending on the Golden Week holidays, summer vacation, or the event period.
* Please enter the village at least 1 hour before the end.

・ 5 minutes walk from JR “Uzumasa” station
・ 5 minutes walk from Randen “Uzumasa-Koryu-ji” station
・ 2 minutes walk from Randen “Satsueisho-mae” station

Admission fee:
2,400 yen (adult) 1,400 yen (junior high school and high school students) 1,200 yen (3 years old and over)

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