Access to Kyoto
Kyoto can be reached in about 75 minutes from Kansai International Airport (KIX) or 1 hour from Itami International Airport (ITM), making getting to Kyoto from overseas a stress-free proposition.
Furthermore, Japan's famous Shinkansen bullet trains service Kyoto Station, located in the heart of Kyoto, making Kyoto easy to get to from other parts of Japan.
Getting Around Kyoto
Kyoto is a compact city, and transportation between hotels, meeting facilities, etc. is fast and easy.
Kyoto has a network of buses that cover the city, including Kyoto City Buses for central Kyoto at a flat rate. Please check “ Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner 'Bus and Train Veteran'” for a bus transfer search and route map.
Several trains run in Kyoto, starting with the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma line which runs North/South from Kyoto Station to Kokusaikaikan (Kyoto International Conference Center) Station. There is also a charming old-fashioned train that runs between Kameoka and Saga.
For timetables and station maps for the different lines, please check here.
The streets of Kyoto City are arranged in a North South East West grid making it easy to determine direction, and the ground is relatively flat across most of the city, making bicycle tourism very easy and enjoyable.
You can feel the wind and the atmosphere. There are bountiful options for renting bicycles.
Online Guide for Exploring Kyoto on Bicycle
Kyoto is promoting itself as an fun city to walk around with the phrase “arukumachi KYOTO”.
One of the measures Kyoto City has taken to promote walking in Kyoto is the carry service available at Kyoto Station, which frees tourists from having to carry around bulky luggage.
You can have luggage delivered from the service counter at Kyoto Station to your hotel, or from your hotel to the Kyoto Station service counter. Please check the below links for information about fees, hours, delivery times and hotels delivered to.