Enjoy our local area !! PART① The Umekoji Park

We want to  show you our local area.
It is a little west of KYOTO station. It takes about 20minutes by bus.
There are many good retaurants and local shopping street, public baths and the Kyoto central markets. I believe you enjoy Kyoto from a diffrent angle.

This time, I want you show you the UMEKOJI PARK.
The UMEKOJI PARK is located between Kyoto station and our guesthouse COMPASS.
It takes about 10min. by bicycle, two bus stops from COMPASS.
First of all I'll show you The Umekoji Steam Locomotove Museum.
(It will be The Kyoto Railway Museum from the spring in 2016)

Open hours        10:00~17:30 (admission   until 17:00)
admission fee     adult    410yen
                           child    100yen
It is used the former Nijo Station.
It suits well to steam locomotive trains!!

Fan Shaped Locomotive House and Steam Locomotives.
It is really powerful !!
The turn table.
You can ride a Steam Locomotive Train !!
11:30~, 13:30~, 15:30~
After enjoy The Umekoji Steam Locomotove Museum, take a break in theMidori no yamkata.
It has a beautiful huge garden(shujaku no niwa)and retaurant (greenhouse coLLabo).

In the Umekoji Park, jungle gyms in the playing park an a cafe.

The last one, the aquqrium is fantastic place to visit.
Open hours     9:00~17:00
open 365days year
You can see Dolphins and Penguins. 
They held event depend of the day.
Please check it before hand.


From COMPASS: Highlight of July 2014 You can enjoy Gion Festival twice !!

Gion Festival is one of the biggest festival in Japan.
From this year, 2014, the parade of Gion Festival is devided into two days the 17th and the 24th of July as it was originally until 1965.
The Yoiyama(the eve of the main festival)is also carried out twice.

We are so excited about it !!
If you can't make a trip plan with the parade in 17th, how about the 24th?
You have twice chances !!
Schedule check site.