Situated in eastern Kyoto, not far from Nanzenji is Kyoto International Community House, an essential stop for all foreign visitors to the city. Here you can ask at the information desk for any information you might need; whether you are looking for an English speaking dentist or a martial arts dojo, they can help you. Other facilities include: a library, internet access (￥２００ for 30 minutes), a lobby area with a TV screening international news, and a large lounge area looking out onto some pleasant gardens. KICH also organizes various language and culture courses both within and without the building itself. Probably most useful of all however, is the message board where you can advertize goods for sale, accomodation, language exchanges or private lessons. I have actually found a lot of very profitable work this way. Many people also use the lounge area for teaching. Here are some pictures.
KICH is open 9 a.m. ~ 9 p.m. every day but Monday. Telephone: 075-752-3010
Click here for an access map and transport information: KICH Site Map