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Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto

Given there is no direct train from Osaka airport to Kyoto, is the bus or a monorail/ train combination better? Inside tips and more on the best way to get from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station or downtown Kyoto

Tokyo to Kyoto by Shinkansen Train

Everybody loves a bargain. The Japan Rail Pass is one example. With one week’s unlimited travel around Japan for 28,000 yen, you could save thousands traveling from Sapporo to Fukuoka and return. The reality is, most visitors don’t travel that much, so the possibility of saving money on a one way Tokyo to Kyoto ticket may be a better option. This is the definitive guide with inside tips and tricks on traveling by train.

Narita to Kyoto by Plane or Train

There are no direct trains between Narita Airport and Kyoto. With a distance of over 600 km around the coast, it is at the tipping point between where a plane could be faster than a train. Here are five options that you can choose from fastest to slowest, depending on your schedule and priorities.

Kyoto Private Taxi Sightseeing Tour

Kohno Jumbo Taxi provides a very useful English-speaking driver service for trips in and around Kyoto, as well as Nara, Kobe, Osaka and Shiga.

Kyoto by Subway

The subway is the quickest way for travelers to get around Kyoto quickly and effortlessly, and is also the most direct way to reach a number of sightseeing spots, including Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace. There are two lines. The Tozai line runs east west from Nijo to Higashiyama, while the Karasuma line runs north south, intersecting each other like a cross at Karasuma Oike. The Karasuma line connects Kyoto Station with the Imperial Palace and Kitayama. As there are fewer tourists on the subway, you are more likely to get a seat, particularly outside peak commuting hours.

One-Day Eizan Railway Pass

Is it worth it to get a one-day pass for the Eizan Railway when visiting KIbune and Kurama? This article will break down the costs and expenses and give you a rough idea of whether or not the pass will be worth it for you.