How to Get Around Kyoto City
- The City of Kyoto has a well-developed public transportation system, with municipal subways and buses available, as well as JR trains, and privately-operated railways and bus lines. There are many routes for the municipal bus system in particular.
- There are many taxis operating in the city, and they can be used without reservations. Tipping is unnecessary.
- There are various money-saving passes and IC cards for tourists using public transportation.
- Kyoto’s major sightseeing spots are concentrated in a compact area of about 10 square km that is easy to navigate by taxi; rental cycles are also popular.
- As the name “Kyoto, the Walkable City” suggests, walking around the city’s various areas is also a great way to enjoy the city.
Getting to Major Spots from Kyoto Station
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