The Screen

640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Tera-machi, Maruta-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 604-0995, Japa
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Hozu River Tour

by veranda83

I'm making a day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto in Dec. Immediately after I arrive at Kyoto Station, I will proceed to the pier in Kameoka for the boat ride.

I need help on the directions and transport from Kyoto station to the pier.

Can someone help?

Thanks!

Re: Hozu River Tour

by Norasuz5

Hi. Very easy access!
From Kyoto to Kameoka by JR train.
It takes 10 minutes to walk from Kameoka station North exit to the pier.
If you have plenty of time, it is plesant to ride on Sagano Torokko (tram) which run along Hozu river.
www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/eng/index.htm
Enjoy your stay.

Re: Hozu River Tour

by veranda83

You mean instead of travelling on JR train to Kameoka, I can ride on Sagano Torokko to reach Kameoka? Or you mean besides the Hozu river tour, I can also go for the Sagano Torokko ride? Can you clarify?

Re: Hozu River Tour

by Norasuz5

Hi. Judging from a conclusion, you use JR train in both cases.

Sagano Torokko is the former JR San'in line.
JR dug some tunnels between Saga-Arashiyama and Umahori and laid new San'in line (known as Sagano line) in 1989.
 
If you don't have the time, I would suggest going to Kameoka DIRECTLY using JR train and taking a boat.

But Torokko ride is popularly combined with Hozu river tour.
Many people transfer at Saga-Arashiyama which is 3 stations before JR Kameoka.
Torokko Saga station is in the same building as JR Saga-Arashiyama station.
But Torokko Kameoka is far away from JR Kameoka.
We have to take a bus from Torokko Kameoka to the pier.

Travel Tips for Kyoto

Take advantage of the day and night to explore

by Skigirl

Walking around Kyoto is amazing. Take advantage to walk around and explore. I found that customer service is alive and well in Japan! I also thought that the people here were pleasant and kind. Kyoto has a small city feel it is a lot more friendly than Tokyo in my opinion. The Gion district watching the Geisha's walk in and out of teahouses discreetly. A very good book is The Life Of a Geisha, I read a lot about Geisha life when I returned home.
The honor and pride of the Japanese is exemplified in Kyoto.

Shosei-in Gardens, a k a Kikoku-tei

by Pixiekatten

I stumbled upon this garden on my way from my guest house (K's House) one day. Beautiful little garden well worth a visit. Just watch out for the bees ;) (See pic.)

Make sure to register at entry and give a donation! I wandered right in slightly confused and got chased after by the guard.

Address:
Shimojuzuyamachi
A short distance east of Higashi Honganji temple to which it belongs.

10min walk from Kyoto station
5 min walk from city bus stop
7 min walk from Gojo-eki subway station

KYOTO CITY BUS PASS

by heywinks

The best way to get around Kyoto is using the city bus. Definitely get a CITY BUS PASS good for ONE DAY, ALL DAY. The bus pass is 500 yen and can be purchased at the BUS TICKET OFFICE right outside JR KYOTO STATION.
If you don`t get the pass, you have to pay 220 yen, per ride. If you want to spend the whole day sightseeing, the bus pass is the best and cheapest option.
Also pick up a bus map (English available) at the ticket office. It is wonderfully made and easy to read and find your way around from one place to another.

Breakfast in Kyoto.

by worldkiwi about Sizuya Bakery and Cafe.

Sizuya has a store on Kawaramachi-dori (just north of the Sanjo-dori crossroad) and another on Shijo-dori. This bakery chain has an on-site cafe. The bread is delicious and you can choose from a variety of savoury or sweet buns and cakes. The Japanese certainly know how to make good bread. If you are staying in a hotel where breakfast is not included and you don't feel like dishing out loads of yen for a pretty bland breakfast, head to the nearest Sizuya and enjoy a range of breads and coffee. I don't know what my favourite little sweet bun was called in English, but I had two every morning for three days running!

Fushimi Inari Shrine

by UKDaisy

One of my favourite and most unique places in Japan.
Can you imagine a "tunnel" created by lining up one torii gate after another? Well, this is where you can see it for yourself! All brightly coloured orange, and with different "tunnels" to choose to enter, it's like going through a maze. This was featured in the movie "Memoirs of a geisha".
This is one of the most unique experiences in Japan. You have to walk through/under gate after gate (each one between a few inches to metres apart... the bigger they are the further apart) from the bottom of a hill to the top.

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