Getting Around Kyoto

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    JR Rail station

    by PartyRambo Written Mar 23, 2003

    Kyoto was capital of Japan for about a millenium before moving to Edo (which was renamed Tokyo).
    Back then, one travelled by foot, horse or carriage, but today, one can arrive at the elgant steel & glass structure of Kyoto Station on the JR rail line.
    Here, in perhaps the most modern building in the city, one can trace backwards into the depths of Japanese history.

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    Web Resources.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    JAPAN SHINKANSEN MAP: Jin.JCIC.or.jp.
    SHINKANSEN ROUTE MAP: Neweb. e.jp.

    MAP OF SUBWAY OF KYOTO: Kippo.or.jp.
    KYOTO CITY BUS & SUBWAY GUIDE: City.Kyoto.jp

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    Kyoto Station.

    by Sharrie Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    KYOTO STATION: If you arrive by the JR (JAPAN RAIL) this is your first contact with Kyoto. Kyoto City TIC is located on the 2nd floor main concourse (Tel: 075-343 6655). Also, check out the station's shopping area called THE CUBE which has shops specialising in local food products & Kyoto crafts.

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    Dream bus, or Bullet train. I...

    by schmoopy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Dream bus, or Bullet train. I was blown away by the main Kyoto train station. It was the coolest modern building I had ever seen. It is gigantic and offers all sort of amenities and is extremely clean. Lock up your bags at the station until you can check into your hotel.
    I would recommend purchasing a one day pass or a sightseeing pass. This allows you to hop on and off of buses all day as well as free use of the subway system. Make sure you get a map from the transit station, map out your destinations, and then ask questions BEFORE you set out. You can see many things in one day if you have a strategy. The one day pass cost 1200 Yen; $12 CAD; $7 USD.

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    by flowergrl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are coming in from Kansai International Airport (KIX), and you know where you are going AND have a map and contact number, the best way to get to Kyoto is to take the MK taxi mini-bus service 'from Kansai International Airport to your door'. Cheaper and easier than the train or bus, especially when you are carrying luggage. You should book before, but you can walk to the far left-hand exit of the departure lounge and pay your fare there. If you haven't booked, you may have to wait.
    If you are planning on travelling in Japan, get a Japan rail pass. Don't ask any questions. Get one now. You'll see why when you get here and it pays for itself in a single return trip somewhere.
    Use the buses and trains. Kyoto Tourist Information Center (in front of Kyoto Station), International Community House (near Keage Station and the Miyako Hotel), and Kyoto Handicraft Center (on Marutamachi, near Heian Shrine) all have free maps. There are discount tickets, too. These places will be able to fill you in on the details.

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    From Going from Osaka ~ Kyoto...

    by Beachcomber Written Aug 24, 2002

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    From Going from Osaka ~ Kyoto we took the bus which took about 1 hr 30.
    We took the shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Kyoto ~ Tokyo which takes about 2 hours. You can go almost all over Japan on the shinkansen. It is quite and comfortable and fast.
    You can hire taxi's with english speaking drivers who will take you to sightseeing places and can explain about that particular attraction. I found this very helpful as I couldn't speak or read Japanese.
    It is also possible to go around Kyoto by train but I haven't tried this so I can't comment on it.
    Travelling by foot would be a good option to travel around the alleyways in Kyoto city.

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    Get the 2-day combined subway bus pass

    by dogears Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Just remember to retrieve your ticket from the subway turnstile when you walk INTO the subway - you need it to EXIT.
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    Kyoto City Tourism
    http://raku.city.kyoto.jp/sight_e.phtml

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    Kyoto Train Station

    by VolsUT Written Mar 7, 2007

    Kyoto Train Station is new and modern and looks awsome. It has a megga shopping area compiled around it is a really cool place.

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    Kyoto Station

    by Carino Written Jan 6, 2005

    Kyoto Station is the main station from Kyoto and the place where you arrive and leave by JR. The station itself is also worth a visit. The architectur is quite nice.

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    Kyoto Train Station

    by Blatherwick Updated May 10, 2004

    Kyoto is a great place to base yourself to explore Japan. If you have a JR pass you have access to the majority of the sights in the country no more than 3 hours away by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).

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    JR Rail Station Map

    by PartyRambo Written Mar 23, 2003

    A quick glance at this map of the Kyoto JR Station and you'll think for a moment you must be on board the starship Enterprise.

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