Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kyoto World Heritage Tour Bus
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A new bus system was born in Kyoto!
Easy route, easy timetable, no need for transfers.
The first bus system of its kind in Kyoto, the World Heritage Tour Bus allows you the freedom to enjoy World Heritage sites and other important cultural spots at your own pace.
Enjoy audio guidance while travelling between stops.
Unlimited hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.
Visit Kyoto's cultural and UNESCO World Heritage listed spots.
Travel between spots in comfort - seating for every passenger!
http://www.kyoto-lab.jp/hirubus/indexe.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

from Shijo Kawaramachi (City center)

Public transportation from "Shijo Kawaramachi (City center) "to major sightseeing spots.

To:
Kyoto Station: take City bus No. 4, 17, 205 or Yoru Bus
Ohara, Sanzenin Temple: take Kyoto bus No. 16, 17
Kamigamo Shrine (world heritage): take City bus No. 4
Shimogamo Shrine (world heritage): take City bus No. 4
Ginkaku-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 17 or Kyoto bus No. 55
Heian Shrine: take City bus No. 5, 32, 46
Gion Yasaka Shrine: walk 10 min. or take City bus No. 31, 46, 201, 203, 207
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 207
Kyoto National Museum, Sanju sangen-do Temple: take Keihan Railways from Gion Shijo station to Shichijo station
Nijyo Castle (world heritage): take City bus No. 12
Kikano Temmangu Shrine: take City bus No. 10, 51
Kinkaku-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 12, 59, 205
Ryoan-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 59
Ninna-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 59
Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji Temple (world heritage): following options
a; take City bus No. 11 or Kyoto bus No. 61, 62, 63
b; take Hankyu Railways from Kawaramachi station to Katsura station and transfer to Arashiyama line
c; take Hankyu Railways from Kawaramachi station to Omiya station and transfer to Keifuku Railways

Sunday, June 20, 2010

from JR Kyoto station

Public transportation from JR Kyoto station (Central station) to major sightseeing spots.

To:
Ohara, Sanzenin Temple: take Kyoto bus No.17,18
Kamigamo Shrine (world heritage): take Subway to Kitayama Station and take City bus No4.
Shimogamo Shrine (world heritage): take City bus No. 4
Ginkaku-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No.5,17,100
Heian Shrine: take City bus No.5,100
Gion Yasaka Shrine: take City bus No.100,206
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 100,206
Kyoto National Museum, Sanju sangen-do Temple: take City bus No. 100, 206, 208
Nijyo Castle (world heritage): take City bus No. 9,50,101
Kikano Temmangu Shrine: take City bus No. 50,101
Shijo Kawaramachi (city center): take City bus No. 4,17,205
Kinkaku-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 101,205
Ryoan-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 101,205 to Kitano Hakubaicho and take Keifuku Railways
Ninna-ji Temple (world heritage): take City bus No. 101,205 to Kitano Hakubaicho and take Keifuku Railways
Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji Temple (world heritage): take JR Sagano line

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Public Transportation of Kyoto, Japan

We introduce the public transportation of Kyoto city in this page, especially for the visitors from foreign countries.

Most of Kyoto famous spots including UNESCO World Heritage sites can be accessed by public transportation.

Official guide by prefecture government:
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/visitkyoto/en/info_required/transportation/bus&taxis/

For the first visitor, bus tours that have English narration:
http://www.kyoto-lab.jp/kanko/kyoto_nightbus_eng.html

This page will introduce more details of the public transportation of this this historical city.