Tour Arashiyama and Kawaramachi With the Hankyu Train “Kyo-train Garaku”

KYOTO

The popular sightseeing destination Kyoto is full of amazing places to explore Japanese culture. This travel guide will take you on a one-day trip around the scenic Arashiyama region and the bustling Kyotoesque Kawaramachi district using Hankyu’s special sightseeing train, the Kyo-train Garaku. With this train, you can enjoy the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto even when getting from one place to another. Get ready for a full day of Kyoto fun!

START

9:15

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

Approx. 5-minute walk

9:20

Hankyu Osaka-umeda station

Kyo-train GARAKU

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A special sightseeing train decked out in modern Japanese decor. Enjoy the full atmosphere of Kyoto for additional price! No reservation necessary. *Only operates on weekends and national holidays

SPOT INFO

9:32

Kyo-train GARAKU

Approx. 40 minutes by train on the Hankyu Kyoto Line

10:10

Hankyu Katsura station

Approx. 10 minutes by train on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line

10:20

Hankyu Arashiyama station

Approx. 5-minute walk

10:25

Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge

3.渡月橋

An iconic spot within Arashiyama. Tourists tend to flock here during the sakura season in spring and for the foliage in autumn.

SPOT INFO

10:25

Togetsukyo Bridge

Approx. 5-minute walk

10:30

Tenryu-ji Temple

Tenryu-ji Temple

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A famous temple in Kyoto that’s registered as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery it presents in every season.

SPOT INFO

10:35

Tenryu-ji Temple

Approx. 5-minute walk

10:40

Nonomiya Shrine

Nonomiya Shrine

5.野宮神社

This shrine gives out all kinds of blessings, such as luck in forging good relationships, having children, and achieving academic success. It is most famous for its matchmaking abilities, which is why it is incredibly popular amongst women.

SPOT INFO

11:15

Nonomiya Shrine

Approx. 5-minute walk

11:20

Bamboo Grove

Bamboo Grove

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A classic nature spot in Arashiyama. Enjoy the view of lush green bamboo stalks that seem to touch the sky as you stroll through the 400-meter path.

SPOT INFO

11:45

Bamboo Grove

Approx. 15-minute walk

12:00

Togetsutei

Togetsutei

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A long-established traditional Japanese restaurant founded all the way back in 1897. Enjoy all kinds of traditional Kyoto fare while admiring the scenery of Arashiyama from its windows.

SPOT INFO

13:30

Togetsutei

Approx. 5-minute walk

13:35

Hankyu Arashiyama station

13:40

Hankyu Arashiyama station

Approx. 10 minutes by train on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line

13:55

Hankyu Katsura station

Approx. 10 minutes by train on the Hankyu Kyoto Line

14:10

Hankyu Kyoto-kawaramachi station

Approx. 5-minute walk

14:05

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niki niki

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A store that offers a new way of enjoying Yatsuhashi, a local sweet made by long-established sweets maker Shogoin Yatsuhashi Sohonten.

14:15

niki niki

Approx. 10-minute walk

14:25

Hanamikoji

Hanamikoji

9.花見小路

A main street that goes through the Gion area and offers a Kyotoesque streetscape. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to cross paths with a maiko!

14:30

Hanamikoji

Approx. 3-minute walk

14:33

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple

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Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple. There’s a lot of picturesque sights to see here, including the Wind God and Thunder God Screens and the Twin Dragons painting on its ceiling.

SPOT INFO

14:45

Kenninji Temple

Approx. 5-minute walk

14:50

Yasui Konpiragu

Yasui Konpiragu

11.安井金毘羅宮

This spiritual spot is incredibly popular for helping people break off bad connections and welcome in new, happy relationships.

15:45

Yasui Konpiragu

Approx. 15-minute walk

16:30

Kyo-train GARAKU

Approx. 45 minutes by train on the Hankyu Kyoto Line

17:30

Hankyu Osaka-umeda station

Approx. 5-minute walk

17:35

Hiikiya Chayamachi Store

Hiikiya Chayamachi Store

12.贔屓屋 茶屋町店

This store carries a distinct Japanese air and offers a chance to savor a variety of flavors unique to Osaka.

SPOT INFO

19:25

Hiikiya Chayamachi Store

Approx. 5-minute walk

19:30

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

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Though conveniently located at the center of Umeda, Osaka, this hotel is completely free of the hustle and bustle of the city. Its amazing location makes it a prime base for sightseeing anywhere.

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