Kyoto Transportation

  • Shinkansen
    by Ewingjr98
  • Shinkansen
    by Ewingjr98
  • Shinkansen
    by Ewingjr98

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  • 1. City Buses

    We used local buses to travel to some of the temples and sights in Kyoto. We found the buses from the Central Bus Station (right opposite the railway station) to be very convenient, and the terminal...

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  • 2. Shinkansen

    We arrived in Kyoto on a bullet train from Osaka, a journey of just 15 minutes - but around an hour by regular train! The station is on the southern edge of the main downtown area and is very modern...

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  • 3. Trains

    The easiest way to get from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama is to take the JR Sagano Line to Saga-Arashiyama. This is a direct train taking only about 15 minutes, so it is easy, but the station is not...

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  • 4. Taxis

    Taxis are a good option for some journeys at least if like us you're trying to pack a lot of sights into a too-brief visit to Kyoto. We used them to get around on our first day in order to visit two...

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  • 5. Subway

    The Randen Streetcars, also known as the Keifuku train, has two lines, the Arashiyama line and the Kitano line, which intersect at Katabiranotsuji. The streetcar primarily serves the western area of...

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  • 6. Highway Bus

    Shinkansen costs too much? Do consider taking the overnight Highway bus! Cheap and convenient way to get to and from Kyoto via Tokyo., saving you 1 night's accomodation cost. Willer Bus company...

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  • 7. Rickshaws

    Riksha's are available in some places but not that common, maybe more in the torist area's temples and small streets I saw those which can be somehow nice adventure for a short ride. However, it was...

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  • 8. Bicycle

    Kyoto offers so much to see and explore that you have to find the best way of transportation not to hurt your budget. Bicycle is a cheap and convenient way to travel around Kyoto. You can rent...

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  • 9. Air Travel

    Itami (ITM) is closer to Kyoto based on the experiences of myself and my fellow tour group members this past November. Until Kansai (KIX) opened it was the main airport in the region. Most flights...

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  • 10. Bamboo Groves cart

    a 3000 en for 20 mins ride .... a healthy young man wearing speciall clothes pulling a car along the bamboo grooves road......... well when i just think of it...

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  • 11. Kyoto by foot

    By no means I do not mean that you can go everywhere and see all this city only by foot. But being more of a traditional city and not such industrial center...

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  • 12. Traffica Kyo Card

    If bicycle is not a good option for you, then you need to use metro and bus combinations to reach your destination in Kyoto. Traffica Kyo Card is available from...

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  • 13. Buy the Kyoto Sightseeing Card

    If you use the city bus or the subway several times in Kyoto City, it is best to buy the Sightseeing Card because it is cheaper. The Sightseeing card is 1,200...

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  • 14. Kyoto Sightseeing Card

    The Sightseeing card allows you to use the Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto Bus and Kyoto subway line as many times as you want. It is very usefully and I recommend you...

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  • 15. Purchase bus-subway pass

    To avoid the hassle of trying to predetermine your fare, correct change and waiting in line, you can purchase a one day or two day unlimited tourist pass for...

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  • 16. JR Kyoto Station

    At JR Kyoto station, you can find almost everything. Hope this list is helpful.1. Kyoto Tourist Information- go to Level 9 of Isetan Departmental Store for...

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  • 17. I'm here

    Already shared a few of my insights of getting to Kyoto... so all that's left to show you in this transportation tip, is this photo was taken at the point that...

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  • 18. getting kyoto

    From Tokyo more than 100 super express shinkansen trains (we called the Bullet Train) leave daily, (3 to 4 hrs) for about 135 USD one waythere are buses and...

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  • 19. Fly to Osaka and catch a bus

    Fly to Osaka and catch a bus from the airport. Clean, quiet 30 minute ride.It's a good city to bicycle. You can rent bicycles at a place at the southern exit of...

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  • 20. Kyoto no densha Eki

    The Kyoto train station is a spectacular exemple of modern architecture. It's a pretty strange huge building, a feast of steal and glass, with a huge hall,...

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  • 21. JR Kyoto Station

    The easiest way for travellers to get to Kyoto is by train. Japan Railways is the fastest. JR Kyoto Station was rebuilt in 1997 by Japanese architect Hiroshi...

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  • 22. Train Station

    Kyoto, as any other big city in Japan, is very well connected by an efficient railway network. When you arrive, you just wonder what will you find outside: the...

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  • 23. Kyoto Station

    Kyoto is so much more relaxed and quaint than Tokyo. Getting there isn't too difficult albeit a bit pricey.It takes about 2.5 to 3.5 hours via the JR Shinkansen...

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  • 24. Kyoto station

    When you are already in Japan it is easy to reach Kyoto by train. If you arrive at the JR Kyoto station you will see a nice piece of modern architecture. It was...

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  • 25. JR Rail station

    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,...

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