There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Arashiyama by train, taxi or foot

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Train  •  10 min

  1. Take the train from Nijo(Kyoto) to Sagaarashiyama JR Sagano / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Arashiyama 6.3 miles

$29 - $40

Walk  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Walk from Kyoto to Arashiyama 4.9 miles

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nijo(Kyoto) and arriving at Sagaarashiyama. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Arashiyama is 7 km.

The best way to get from Kyoto to Arashiyama without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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The train from Nijo(Kyoto) to Sagaarashiyama takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Arashiyama. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Arashiyama.
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  • Distance: 4.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Kyoto to Arashiyama every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 10 min. Randen Arashiyama also services this route every 15 minutes.

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 Nijo(Kyoto) to Sagaarashiyama
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Randen Arashiyama
Website
randen.keifuku.co.jp
Train from Shijoomiya to Arashiyama(Tramway)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Arashiyama
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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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