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A day trip to Kyoto from Osaka --the easy ACCESS and convenient TRANSPORTATION

There's no need to say that there are lots to see in Kyoto,
and you can find various tourist information in English and other languages.
Here, I'd like to introduce some options to access Kyoto from Osaka.

JR PASS  holders 
*From JR Osaka station, 
 take JR Special Rapid Service to Kyoto station. (about 30min)
*From JR Shin-Osaka station, 
 take a bullet train SHINKANSEN to Kyoto station. (about 15min.)

Direct access to central Kyoto Without JR 
*From Umeda station,  
 take Hankyu Kyoto line ltd. exp. to Kawaramachi. (about 45 min./390yen) 
 :::Kawaramachi is in the  middle of city center of Kyoto:::

From HOSTEL 64 Osaka  /// The easiest and cheapest way from our hostel ///
*From Nishi-Nagahori station, take subway N line to Kyobashi (N22) 
 and transfer to Keihan Main line ltd. exp. to Gion-Shijo. (about 15min.+45 min./230yen+390yen)
 :::Gion-Shijo is also in the middle of city center and the station is close to Gion area:::

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Then, as for the transportation within Kyoto city center,
get a CITY BUS ALL-DAY PASS for 500yen. 
Or, for going Arashiyama, Kurama, Ohara or other areas away from 
the city center, get  Kyoto Sightseeing One and Two-day Pass Card 
for 1,200 yen or for 2,000yen for Two-day Pass.
Available at any subway stations in Kyoto and visitors information center in JR Kyoto station

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Official Kyoto travel guide : http://www.kyoto.travel/
Japan Guide : http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html
Sacred Destinations : http://www.sacred-destinations.com/japan/kyoto

SHIFT city guide : http://www.shift.jp.org/guide/kyoto/  *Japanese only as for the city guide
HOSTEL 64 Osaka is introduced on Osaka page as well ;)  > here
Other than online, nice tips for travel guide besides Lonely Planet and Rough Guide.

Louis Vuitton City Guide : Kyoto

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It is a good choice to stay in HOSTEL 64 Osaka even when traveling around 
Kyoto. If you would like to experience staying in Kyoto, however, 
refer our LINK page for nice accomodations.

Seeing autumn colored leaves is one of the most attractive events 
in September and October in Kyoto.