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Transportation

How to Get Around Kyoto City

  • The City of Kyoto has a well-developed public transportation system, with municipal subways and buses available, as well as JR trains, and privately-operated railways and bus lines. There are many routes for the municipal bus system in particular.
  • There are many taxis operating in the city, and they can be used without reservations. Tipping is unnecessary.
  • There are various money-saving passes and IC cards for tourists using public transportation.
  • Kyoto’s major sightseeing spots are concentrated in a compact area of about 10 square km that is easy to navigate by taxi; rental cycles are also popular.
  • As the name “Kyoto, the Walkable City” suggests, walking around the city’s various areas is also a great way to enjoy the city.

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Getting to Major Spots from Kyoto Station

To search travel routes, click here

Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner  (Language: English)

Getting to Kyoto