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Comfortable access to major tourist destinations

Comfortable access to major tourist destinations

To reach Kyoto's sightseeing spots, it is quick and comfortable to first take a train, then change to a bus if necessary, or walk to your destination. Check out the recommended routes and whether coin lockers are available to make your trip a smooth one!

Higashiyama (Sanjusangen-do)

■Access from Kyoto Station
Sanjusangen-do Temple is located on the east side of Kyoto Station and can be reached in about 18 minutes on foot. From the central ticket gate of Kyoto Station, walk towards Kyoto Tower on the north side and head north along Karasuma-dori Street. When you reach the intersection of Karasuma-dori Street and Shichijo-dori Street (at the corner of Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple), turn right and walk eastward along Shichijo-dori Street. After crossing the Shichijo Ohashi Bridge over the Kamogawa River and walking up a gentle slope, you will see the Sanjusangen-do Temple wall on your right. 
City Bus 106 (the Rakuraku Higashiyama Line) is a convenient bus covering sightseeing destinations and it operates year-round. City Bus 206 may be crowded with passengers heading to the Kiyomizu or Gion areas.
■Access from Shijo Kawaramachi (Keihan Gion-shijo Station)
Access by Keihan Railway is recommended. Take a train toward Osaka from Gion-shijo Station and get off at Shichijo Station. Limited express trains also stop at Shichijo Station. 
Shichijo Station is underground, so go above ground and walk east along Shichijo-dori Street. After walking for about 6 minutes, you will see the walls of Sanjusangen-do Temple on your right. 
City Bus No. 207 passes through the Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple areas, which tend to be the busiest during the tourist season, so access by train is recommended.