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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rickshaws

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 3000en or 30 dollars are agood price for that honerable man doing this job. if you are ready to pay, i think its fun... for me i just asked him for a photo and he didnt mind

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  • Passes

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 Kyoto City Transport vendors and subway & bus vending machines in either 1000 JPY or 3000 JPY denominations. A 1000 JPY card provides 1100 JPY worth of travel and a 3000 JPY card 3300 JPY...

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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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  • Hiking and Walking

    Kyoto Transportation

    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 Kyoto is very nice city to see by foot. Just have you good sandals with you as we had and no problems :)

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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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Kyoto-fu Hotels

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  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    We stayed 3 nights at Kyoto Granvia Hotel from Feb. 27 to Mar 1, 2008. We paid Yen 17,600 per night,...

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  • Port Shine Hotel

    144-1 Mizoshiri, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0035, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • R Inn Fukuchiyama

    3-20-1 Ekinancho, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0942, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mizayu Royal Hotel

    58 Koaza-Iwamoto Aza-Tai,Miyazu-Shi, Miyazu, 626-8

  • Ueno Frex Hotel

    544-2 Nakakawara, Hirano

  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto

    First thing when you enter this hotel is that you notice is that it has a small front desk area for...

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  • Hotel Arstainn

    10-3 Minami Hamacho, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0057, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Royal Hill Fukuchiyama

    176 Aza Haze Koazasawaiyama, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0857, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto

    This hotel is situated a seven minutes taxi ride from the train station (about 7-800 yen) and five...

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