Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Kyoto bus or subway for my itinerary?

Jump to last reply

Hi:

My family (including a 7-yr old) wil be visiting Kyoto in early April and had questions about public transport. Our itinerary for the three days is below, and my questions are right after that. We are staying at Matsubaya Ryokan on Day 1 which is about 10 mins walk from the Kyoto station. Their address is Nishi-iru, Higashinotouin, Kamijuzuyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Zip code 600-8150. On Days 2 and 3, we will be at Aranvert Hotel (179, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8107).

Day 1 (from Matsubaya Ryokan):
- Sanjusangendo Hall
- Kiyomizu Temple (Kiyomizudera)
- Jishu Shrine
- Maruyama Park (for lit Cherry Blossoms in the night)

Day 2 (from Aranvert Hotel):
- Ginkakuji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion
- Philosopher's Pathway
- Heian Shrine and Garden
- Kyoto Handicraft center
- Nijo Castle (if time permits)

Day 3 (from Aranvert Hotel):
- Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion)
- Ryoanji Temple

1. I am looking at the different pass options here (http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html) and was hoping if you could recommend which pass to buy.
2. Based on my itinerary, should I use bus or subway? Which one is convenient for non-Japanese speaking travelers?

Thanks,
D

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Kyoto to Koyasan, then Koyasan to Hiroshima
  2. 2 Please critique my Thailand itinerary
  3. 3 Tokyo to Takayama with transit in Matsumoto in one day
  4. 4 9 nights in Hong Kong in November - how to split up?
  5. 5 Myanmar - Organizing Trip for 2015
  6. 6 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Seoul, South Korea (9 days)
  7. 7 Beach selection in Thailand
  8. 8 Chiang Mai, flight: best travel logistics to which Island?
  9. 9 Malaysian honeymoon
  10. 10 India - 2 Days only
  11. 11 Burma river cruise
  12. 12 hotel Paradise Island in Bentota, Sri Lanka toxic hepatitis.
  13. 13 Trip Report Cooking in Chiang Mai & Driving Around Northern Thailand
  14. 14 India Visa - BLS international. Lost passport FBI complaint
  15. 15 JR PASS AND ITINERARY
  16. 16 Red River Delta in Viet Nam: A Good Idea for a Day Trip from Hanoi?
  17. 17 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  18. 18 Travel during China national week?
  19. 19 Trip Report My trip report from the Philippines
  20. 20 China with Collette Tours
  21. 21 Exploring Thailand
  22. 22 Air Asia package from Koh Lipe to Bangkok
  23. 23 Confused about where to stay in Tokyo
  24. 24 Trip Report Tucan Travel Wonders of India and Nepal Review - Travelers, Beware!
  25. 25 Traveling solo to Thailand and looking for recommended tour company
View next 25 » Back to the top