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There are 5 ways to get from Nara to Arashiyama by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunara to Kyoto Kintetsu Ltd Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Sagaarashiyama JR Sagano / ...

¥826 - ¥1863

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Train via Nara  •  1h 39m

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

¥898 - ¥1256

Bus  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate

¥2800 - ¥3706

Taxi  •  37m

  1. Take a taxi from Nara to Arashiyama 29.1 miles

¥15000 - ¥19000

Drive  •  37m

  1. Drive from Nara to Arashiyama 29.1 miles

¥550 - ¥800

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The cheapest way to get from Nara to Arashiyama is to drive which costs ¥550 - ¥800 and takes 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Nara to Arashiyama is to taxi which costs ¥15000 - ¥19000 and takes 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara to Arashiyama. However, there are services departing from Nara City Hall and arriving at Omuroninnaji via Osaka Itami Airport and Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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

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The distance between Nara and Arashiyama is 38 km. The road distance is 46.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nara to Arashiyama without a car is to train which takes 1h and costs ¥800 - ¥1900.

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

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Nara to Arashiyama bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, depart from Nara City Hall station.

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Nara to Arashiyama train services, operated by Kintetsu Limited Express, depart from Kintetsunara station.

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The best way to get from Nara to Arashiyama is to train which takes 1h and costs ¥800 - ¥1900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2800 - ¥3800 and takes 2h 22m.

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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

You can take a train from Nara to Arashiyama via Kyoto in around 1h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Arashiyama via Osaka Itami Airport, Kyoto Station Hachijou gate, and Kyōto in around 2h 22m.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Kintetsunara to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Sagaarashiyama
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥200 - ¥280
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nara to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2300
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1500
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Nara to Arashiyama
Ave. Duration
37m
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥19000
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp
Osaka MK
Phone
+81 6-6452-4441
Website
mk-group.co.jp

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Nara to Arashiyama bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station Hachijou gate.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara to Arashiyama is 47 km. It takes approximately 37m to drive from Nara to Arashiyama.

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There are 2666+ hotels available in Arashiyama. Prices start at ¥7980 per night.

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