The official app of Kyoto City, “Hello KYOTO” is a multifunctional app that has information on photogenic spots, transportation and shopping information, contents linked with campaigns, and more to make Kyoto feel closer. It is packed with useful, new, and convenient information on Kyoto for foreign tourists, Japanese tourists, and also for Kyoto locals. Like the history of Kyoto, the app will continue to grow little by little every week. Available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. The app has the following functions!
Resident registration project exclusive to the portal app and website has started!
Download the app first. Get your “digital certificate of residence” from the menu. Receive “Kyoto City's official sticker not sold anywhere else” when you show the "digital certificate" at the locations inside Kyoto City "listed on the certificate".
【Kyoto City Zoo Digital Stamp Rally】
A project with Kyoto City Zoo has started! Collect animals by reading the QR code set up at each cage. Learn more about the animals in front of you, and watch videos of animals you couldn’t see that day or were sleeping when you visited. Enjoy these even after going home.
Kyoto City's photo studio has been renewed! We will publish the photos you post on our app and website. Please send us your “best shot”! New functions and projects are on the way! Please look forward to them!
【Magazine & Manga】
Read various booklets published by Kyoto City on the Hello KYOTO app! Conveniently read citizen newspapers, sightseeing information magazines, the short comic strip "Chikatetsu ni Noru (Ride the Subway)" of the subway and city bus support project, and manga that will be published in the future.
【Kyoto Video Information Center】
The “Movie” menu has been renewed!
At the “Kyoto Video Information Center”, videos created by Kyoto City can now easily be accessed from the Hello KYOTO app. See various activities of Kyoto City up close in the categories, “Subway and Transportation Bureau”, “Festivals and Events”, “Sports”, and more. Videos created with college students of Kyoto City are uploaded too!
Hello KYOTO is equipped with AR camera.
We are planning various functions, so stay tuned!
*If you cannot use the AR (virtual reality) function on the Hello KYOTO app, restart the app or update the app to the latest version.
Hello KYOTO Store
Buy products that are highly functional and have sophisticated designs at “Miyabi”, an online store that sells traditional crafts called "Kyo-mono".
Notice on sightseeing, art and culture, and transportation.
We will notify you on useful information about “sightseeing, art and culture, and transportation”.
【Strolling MAP & Transportation Information】
The recommended Strolling Map and Transportation Information
Hello KYOTO's recommended Strolling Map, and various information on transportation, including train, subway, bus, and taxi, as well as recommended routes to the main sightseeing spots are posted here.
Get push notifications on important information from Kyoto City!
Receive push notifications of official notices by Kyoto City about events, bargains, disaster, and more.
When you need help, go here!
Various contact and consultation information of various troubles, such as sudden sickness, theft, accidents, and disasters are posted here.
※This app uses current location services to send push notifications from the app. To send you adequate notifications based on highly accurate location information, GPS is turned on at default. GPS is used to obtain your location information, so be careful of your battery. You can switch to low power mode (does not use GPS) at any time.