Kyoto(京都)

JapanVisits.com is proud to present “Places to visit in Kyoto “.

Kyoto (京都市 Kyōto-shi,) is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.

Today, this place is famous for many world heritage temples and shrine that was built during this long period. Seventeen historic sites including, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle, are inscribed as World Cultural Heritage Sites.

You may also meet some ‘maiko,’ young dancing entertainers, who walk in long hanging-sleeved kimono in the Gion district.

Bus is basically the best way to travel in Kyoto_City. Once you exit from Kyoto_Station, you will see a big bus stop right next to it. From there, you will be able to go anywhere in Tokyo you like. JapanVisits.com strongly recommend visitors to buy a “One-day bus pass”. You can purchase this ticket at the bus terminal. ( The put on a big sign, you won’t miss it.)


One day: 1,200 Yen
Two days: 2,000 Yen
( Two days should be enough to travel most of the famous places in Kyoto unless you wanted to visit “ALL” the places.).

More information about “One-day bus pass” — > Click here
More information about Kyoto Bus Ride –> Click here

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Take the following bus or Train for

Kinkaku Temple — (Bus No 101 or 205) Directly from Kyoto Station.
Bamboo Forest Kyoto — Easiest way to access to Arashiyama is by using JR Sagano Line (aka JR Sanin Line) from Kyoto Station. (15 minutes to Saga-Arashiyama Station and costs 240 yen).
Fushimi Inari Shrine — 140 yen from Kyoto Station using JR Nara Line.
Kiyomizu Temple — (Bus No 100 or 206) (15 minutes, 230 yen) and get off at Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi.
Gion — (Bus No 100 or 206 from Kyoto Station and get off at Gion_bus Stop (20 minutes, 230 yen).
Enryaku Temple — ( This is little complicated, please refer to the article for details )

 

And also, feel free to visit each of the article below for more details.

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