i found a nice place where you can use free internet, for an hour at a time..its "Campus Plaza" near the Kyoto station.
if you exit the station on the north side, turn left and you will end up on a small street going between the station complex and a big building on your right, follow the street and when the street turns left, just around the corner of the building on the right side there is a entrance, on the ground floor you have 13 PCs connected to internet.
sign your name at the small information desk and if there is no PC available just wait for you turn.
Closed every Monday.
If you want to go on the internet, for instance to see some of the VT tips about Kyoto, or just to check your mail, a good place to do so is at the Kyoto Prefectural International Centre. The centre is at the 9th floor of Kyoto station building.
The costs are 100 Yen for 15 minutes. When you enter you state the time you want. You pay and get a timer. When the timer goes off your time is up. When there is nobody waiting you can pay more and surf longer. If there are people waiting you have to get in line again.
The centre is open from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
Fondest memory: While Tom was checking the mail i enjoyed the view from the upperfloors of the Kyoto station.