Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Tenri to Kyoto hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 21 min. 2 other operators also service this route.
How to get from Tenri to Kyoto
From Tenri train to Yamatosaidaiji, train to Kyoto, then subway to Marutamachi. 1 h 23 min ¥1875. From Nagara train to Nara, train to Kyoto, then subway to Marutamachi. 2 h 1 min ¥1271. From Tenri taxi to Kyoto. 46 min ¥21525. From Tenri drive to Kyoto. 46 min ¥781.