Kyoto 2022

A 1-day tour of the sites in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto 2022

Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8216, Japan

Created By: Dondoko Taiko

Tour Information

Kyoto Day Trip

What is there to do in Kyoto?

6:00am - Breakfast or snack at Hotel

6:37am - Depart Kyoto Station (5-minute train ride)

Train to Inari station

  • Train Fare: JR Pass

6:42am - Arrive JR Inari Station

Inari Station Map

6:50am - Fushimi Inari Taisha (170m)

  • Google Maps
  • Free
  • Pictures galore
  • Yotsutsuji Viewpoint is the return point (or sooner if you get tired)
  • 1.5 hours (45 minutes total walking time, station to station)

8:22am - Depart Fushimi Inari Station (6-minute train ride)

Train to Kiyomizu Gojo Station

  • Train Fare: 210 yen (SUICA)

8:35am - Arrive Kiyomizu Gojo Station

8:50-8:55am - Ride city bus to Gojozaka (uphill slope)

  • Bus Fare - 230 yen (SUICA)

Walking Tour Kyoto East

3 hours (55 minutes total walking time - 3.6km)

Walking Tour Map (Google Map)

9:10am - Kiyomizudera (15-min walk)

10:00am - Higashiyama District

  • Sannenzaka Stairs (downhill)
  • Ninenzaka Stairs (down & up)
  • Starbucks (optional rest stop at the bottom of Ninenzaka)
  • Houkanji Temple (11-minute walk to here)
    • Pagoda $$ shot
  • Ishibe-koji Alley

10:30am - Kodaiji Temple (15-minute walk)

11:00am - Gion

  • Maruyama Park
  • Yasaka Pagoda and Shrine
    • Free
  • Eat Lunch (30-50 min)
  • Turn right after exiting Yasaka Shrine Main gate
  • 8 restaurant alternatives
  • Exit North East corner of Yasaka Shrine
  • 6 other restaurant alternatives
    • Reservations are required for most of these!!
    • Cafe Karin - snacks, sweets, drinks
    • Ifuki - Japanese Palace Style ($$$)
    • Ikoro - Sumo meals ($$$)
    • Imobou - Kyoto kaiseki ($$)
    • Shigure - Kyoto kaiseki ($$)
    • Torihisa - Kyoto kaiseki ($$$)
  • Many other alternatives but the first area has the best variety for our time and price-range
  • Check out other Gion area restaurants here: Gion
  • You can change the rating, but don’t change the day or time :)

Family-mart and Lawsons near the station for snacks

11:50am - Begin walk to Station

12:07pm - Gion-Shijo Station

Gion-shijo to Nijo

  • Train Fare: 380 yen (SUICA)

12:19pm - Arrive Nijojo-mae Station

12:25pm - Nijo Castle

  • 1030 yen
  • 45 minutes

1:27pm - Depart Nijojo-mae Station

To Arashiyama

  • Train Fare: JR Pass + 220 yen (SUICA)

1:44pm - Arrive Saga-Arashiyama Station

2:30pm – Return Trip to Arashiyama Torokko Station

  • If you are interested in sightseeing around Kameoka Torokko station there is another train at 3:30 pm (arriving at 3:56 pm). There are a few items to see and do at the station plus walking along the river.
  • Wagon ride

2:53pm – Arrive Arashiyama Torokko Station

3:00pm – Bamboo Forest (280m)

3:30pm – Tenryuji Temple (650m)

4:30pm – Randen Arashiyama Train Station (180m) **

  • Kimono Forest

5:00pm – Togetsu-kyo Bridge

5:30pm – Explore the area (400m)

  • Arashiyama Park Nakanoshima Area
  • Ichitani-Munakata-Jinja Shrine
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
  • Zaō Daigongen Shrine

6:30pm - Begin return walk to Saga-Arashiyama Station (1.9km or 30 min) **

**There is a local bus available in the Arashiyama area. Check here for times and fares: Kyoto Bus and Train

7:26pm - Depart Saga-Arashiyama Station

Arashiyama to Kyoto Station

  • Train Fare: JR pass

7:37pm - Arrive Kyoto Station

7:40-8:30pm - Eat


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What You'll See on the Tour

Kyoto Station is more than just a place to catch a train. A massive ultra-modern complex of glass and steel, it was designed by the award winning architect Hiroshi Hara, and houses an incredible range of shops, restaurants, and recreational... Read more
Inari Station is a railway station on the Nara Line in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The station number is JR-D03. It is the closest station to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. ...
Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the ... Read more
Fushimi-Inari Station is a railway station located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Keihan Electric Railway Keihan Main Line.
Kiyomizu-Gojō Station is a railway station located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Gojo-zaka is another name for the eastern section of Gojo-dori Street, referring to a slope heading toward Kiyomizu-dera Temple from the Higashioji-dori Street (Gojozaka crossing) to Kiyomizu-michi.  The section from Gojozaka crossing... Read more
Kiyomizudera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters. The temple was originally associa... Read more
Sannenzaka, or Sannen-zaka, is a stone-paved pedestrian road and tourist attraction in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The road is lined with traditional buildings and shops, and is often paired with the similar road, Ninenzaka. ...
Ninenzaka, or Ninen-zaka, is a stone-paved pedestrian road and tourist attraction in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The road is lined with traditional buildings and shops, and is often paired with the similar road, Sannenzaka. There is a... Read more
Hokan-ji Temple is known colloquially as Yasaka-no-to (Yasaka Pagoda). It is a 46-meter tall pagoda with graceful, sloping roofs on each tier, which lies in the middle of an old Kyoto neighborhood, between Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka-ji... Read more
Hands-down the single most beautiful lane in all of Kyoto, Ishibei-koji Lane is like entering another world. Blink and you’ll miss the entrance to Ishibei-koji Lane, Kyoto’s most atmospheric pedestrian-only walkway. In fact, even if you... Read more
Kodaiji is an outstanding temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama District. It was established in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of Japan's greatest historical figures, by Hideyoshi's wife Nene who is also enshrined at the temple. ...
Maruyama Park is a public park next to Yasaka Shrine in the Higashiyama District. In the first half of April, when the cherry trees are in full bloom, the park becomes Kyoto's most popular and most crowded spot for cherry blossom vie... Read more
Yasaka Shrine, also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walk... Read more
Gion-Shijō Station is a railway station on the Keihan Main Line in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway.
Nijojo-mae station, located in Nijojo-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, is a stop on the Tozai Line, which is operated by Kyoto Municipal Subway. The station number is T14.
Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by ad... Read more
Saga-Arashiyama Station is a railway station on the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Sanin Main Line (Sagano Line) in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Sagano Scenic Railway also starts here.
Arashiyama torokko station appears to melt into the scenery of Arashiyama. The path to the bamboo forest (well known as a filming location) is nearby, and visitors getting off the Sagano Romantic train can transfer to a rickshaw ride to enj... Read more
Tenryuji is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within... Read more
Arashiyama Station is a tram stop in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, and the western terminus of the Randen Arashiyama Line that begins at Shijō-Ōmiya. The station includes a small shopping arcade, outdoor eating areas, a foot bath, a gar... Read more
The Togetsukyo Bridge (lit. "Moon Crossing Bridge") is Arashiyama's most iconic landmark. It was originally built during the Heian Period (794-1185) and most recently reconstructed in the 1930s. The bridge looks particularly attractive in... Read more
Saga-Arashiyama Station is a railway station on the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Sanin Main Line (Sagano Line) in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Sagano Scenic Railway also starts here.

 

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