There are 3 ways to get from Arashiyama to Nara by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Sagaarashiyama to Kyoto JR Sagano / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Nara JR Nara Local / ...

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arashiyama to Nara 29.2 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Arashiyama to Nara 29.2 miles

$4 - $8

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No, there is no direct train from Arashiyama to Nara. However, there are services departing from Sagaarashiyama and arriving at Nara via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Arashiyama and Nara is 38 km. The road distance is 46.8 km.

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The best way to get from Arashiyama to Nara without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Arashiyama to Nara, including transfers.

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Arashiyama to Nara train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Sagaarashiyama station.

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Arashiyama to Nara train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arashiyama to Nara is 47 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Arashiyama to Nara.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between Arashiyama, Japan and Nara, Japan?

You can take a train from Arashiyama to Nara via Kyoto in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sagaarashiyama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
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Train from Kyoto to Nara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Arashiyama to Nara
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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