Kyoto-fu Transportation

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    Speedboat Across Miyazu Bay
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    Amanohashidate from Speedboat
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Kyoto-fu Transportation

  • City Buses

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 itself well-organised and signposted. We took a 73 from there to Arashiyama - the journey lasted about 45 minutes and cost 240¥ per person. You take a...

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  • Shinkansen

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 and very large. It is also very busy. It can therefore be a challenge to negotiate when carrying bags and newly arrived, but is impressive enough to...

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  • Trains

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 centrally located in Arashiyama. It is on the northern side of Arashiyama, close to the bamboo forest and many temples, but a 10 minute walk to the...

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  • Subway

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 Arashiyama, as well as some of the northern areas around popular temples. The streetcar charges a flat fare of 200 Yen per passenger, and you pay when...

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  • Taxis

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 temples in rather limited time. You should find taxi ranks outside all the main sights and can easily grab a cab to take you to your next...

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  • Highway Bus

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 offers online booking in English. There are various price tiers depending on the seat types (3000yen to 11000yen), but the seats are wide and very...

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  • Rickshaws

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 over 30°c while we were there, two European size people and we felt pity for the "driver" if we would use it, so we skipped it ;-)

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  • Air Travel

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 to the Osaka region do go to KIX now, but there are a few flights from Narita to ITM [the route I took]. If you are taking a limo the time difference...

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  • Bicycle

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 bicycles fro shops and some hotels also have bicycle services. Hearton Hotel where we stayed during our trip to Kyoto, offered bicycles for free as long as...

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  • Tokyo to Kyoto by Shinkansen

    There are 3 different bullet trains (Shinkansen) from Tokyo to Kyoto.The fastest is the Nozomi. It takes 2 hours 20 minutes.The next is the Hikari, which takes about 20 minutes more.The slowest is the Kodama take 4 hours for the same trip.The standard fare (non-reserved) is 12,710 Yen on any train.A reserved seat on the Kodama or Hikari, costs...

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  • Romantic train, Sagano truck train

    Sagano truck train, is a sight-seeing tram, runs from Sagano Station to Kameoka Station along Hozu River with 25minute ride.

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  • JR -West Rail Pass

    The train system is aslo well established in West of Japan. If you want to take longer travelling times in Japan, you can consider to buy JR-West Rail Pass. It is worth using it as one day travel to somewhere 1 to 2 hour away from Kyoto. for example : Himeji, Kobe , Namba, Nara or Universal-city, even from Kansai airport. Since for one way to...

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  • City Bus within Kyoto

    The comparision cheap traffic in Kyoto is bus. All the bus in the city is the same price at one way -- 220 yen. But you can find that there is one day travel tickets of bus , it costs only 500 yen.So if you want to go more than one place, I suggest that you can buy one day ticket. And the bus station is very clear and print on the travel map when...

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