All accessible by walking from the bus stop in front of the Kintai Bridge.
Without looking it up, I can bet that this Starbucks is no secret. When I was sitting outside sipping my sakura-flavored frappuccino, just about every tourist that passed was taking pictures of this store. It’s got bamboo out front that covers a wooden patio, giving you a traditional Japanese Starbucks experience (haha).
It is! To start with, there was an artificial waterfall that fell on to a bed of rocks, creating words and pictures. I think I missed that my first time because we only stayed on the “big” side of Kyoto Station.