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What you may want to know before autumn sightseeing in Kyoto


What you may want to know before autumn sightseeing in Kyoto

In anticipation of the upcoming autumn sightseeing season when many tourists are expected to visit Kyoto, the City of Kyoto and Kyoto City Tourism Association, in cooperation with related organizations, are promoting efforts to realize sustainable tourism in Kyoto that is in harmony with the daily lives of citizens.
Here is a list of things you may want to know before visiting Kyoto in autumn. (Website is regularly updated)

Renewal of "HANDS FREE KYOTO," a hand-free sightseeing information website

In Kyoto, there are many places where you can send your luggage from the station to your lodgings or have it kept for you.
In order to further promote "hands free" sightseeing, we have renewed the "HANDS FREE KYOTO" tourist information website.
Check this website when you have large baggage and sightsee without having to lug them around!

1. Major Updates
(a) Introduction of Google My Map
(b) Expansion of listed businesses
(c) Introduction of flowchart search system for recommended services  

Promotion of hands-free sightseeing through advertisements on Subway & Bus 1-Day Pass tickets

With the "Bus 1-Day Pass" was discontinued at the end of September 2023, the Subway & Bus 1-Day Pass has been expected to be used by many tourists. Therefore, a limited-edition design of the Subway & Bus 1-Day Pass with advertisements of "hands free sightseeing" was issued.
*Available in limited quantity

For sightseeing in Kyoto, please use the convenient and economical "Subway & Bus 1-Day Pass (1,100 yen)!
Kyoto City has two subway lines, the Karasuma Line running north-south and the Tozai Line running east-west, and a number of bus services including the City Bus. By taking the subway to the station nearest your destination and then transferring to a bus, you can smoothly travel to sightseeing spots while avoiding congestion.
Subway & Bus 1-Day Pass cards can be purchased at Kyo-Navi, City Bus and Subway information centers, commuter pass sales offices, and City Bus sales offices.
For details, please click HERE.
*The Bus 1-Day Pass was discontinued as of September 30, 2023.

Additional Live Cameras in congested areas

We usually stream live cameras, as well as the list of forecast comfort levels around popular spots on our website, so that visitors can avoid congestion.
Around this autumn season, we wiil stream Kyoto Station, Karasuma Exit Taxi Station and Gojozaka (Kiyomizu Temple) bus station.
Please check them before making your visit, it will help make your journey more comfortable. 
November 17 - December 3, 2023.