Transportation

Where is Kyoto located in Japan?
How can you get to Kyoto?
What’s the best way to get around Kyoto?
What’s the recommended way to get to Nijo Castle from Kyoto station?
This page offers you some useful tips to travel in and around Kyoto.
GETTING TO KYOTO
Where is Kyoto located ? Japan Map
The nearest international airport to Kyoto is KIX.
(Kyoto has no airport, sorry.)
The nearest airport to Kyoto is KIX
Also you can get to
Kyoto by Shinkansen!
Also you can get to Kyoto by Shinkansen !
GETTING AROUND KYOTO
Kyoto is the walking-friendly city.
You’ll find the city designed with careful attention to pedestrians, because efforts have been made to make this wonderful city more enjoyable and safe in recent years. Please choose the best way to spend your time!
TAXI
TAXI
  • ・You can find them almost everywhere in town area.
  • ・¥620 ~
  • ・Kyoto Station has a taxi stand exclusively for travelers from overseas.
BUS
BUS
  • ・Some companies operate route buses. The major one is Kyoto City Bus and they have about 90 routes.
  • ・If you’ll visit some popular sightseeing spots in one day, it’s useful that you take the 200 series! They circulate almost all major places.
TRAIN
TRAIN
  • ・The useful lines for sightseeing in Kyoto are as follows.
  • ・Keihan Main Line : to Kiyomizu-dera Temple / Fushimi Inari.
  • ・Randen : to Arashiyama / Ryoan-ji Temple
  • ・Trolly train in Arashiyama is lovely particularly in autumn!
BIKE
BIKE
  • ・A rental bicycle is reasonable and is popular especially among visitors from overseas.
  • ・There are many renta-a-bicycle shops in the city.
  • ・Some streets have bicyle lanes but some are very narrow to meet and part with cars.

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