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Introduction to Kyoto


One-day trip

Introduction to Kyoto

It takes only 30 minutes by train to travel from Osaka to Kyoto. You can see all the popular Kyoto spots including the world heritage temples.

Sightseeing in Kyoto
Go to JR Kyoto Station from JR Osaka Station (30 min. by new rapid train).
Nijo-jo Castle
Take a city bus to Nijo-jo Castle, a world heritage site built in 1602 (tour lasts 1 hour). It is lit up at night, which gives a different impression of the grandeur of the castle.

Kinkaku-ji Temple
Go to another world heritage site, the Kinkaku-ji Temple, on a No. 12 city bus. Be sure not to miss the incredible gardens and beautiful shape of the temple reflected in the pond. Souvenirs are also available inside.

Yasaka-jinja Shrine
Take a bus going towards Sanjo-keihan and get off at the Shijo-keihan bus stop. Walk along the stone pavement towards the Yasaka-jinja Shrine. This shrine becomes a hub of activity during the Gion Festival held in summer.

Maruyama Park and Chion-in Temple
Walk through Maruyama Park and visit the Chion-in Temple. There is plenty to see in this temple including one of the largest temple gates in the world, as well as gardens and a bell.
Then, walk up the Ninen-zaka slope and the Sannen-zaka slope while enjoying the view of the Yasaka-no-to pagoda.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tour the Kiyomizu-dera Temple world heritage site. The view from the main hall built on the cliffs is exquisite.

Shijokawara-machi town
Stroll to Shijokawara-machi town. Visit the Nishiki-koji market, which is known as the kitchen of Kyoto, or shop at the first-class department stores in this area.

Go to Umeda Station in Osaka City from Hankyu Dentetsu Kawaramachi Station (45 minutes).

Photographer:Kenzo Yokoyama
Diversion is forbidden.