I'll be staying at Toyoko Inn Shijo Karasuma. I plan to travel to the hotel from Kyoto Station by subway Karasuma Line. May I know whether there is any elevator or escalator at Shijo Karasuma Station? We will have fairly large luggage...
Hi. Pls comment on my itinerary. Thanks.
Day 1 - KIX arrival 7:55pm. Purchase 1 way ICOCA & Haruka package at airport. KIX - JR Kyoto. Walk to Backpacker's Guesthouse Budget Inn.
Day 2 - Eastern Kyoto Full Day (bus/walk)
Get 500 yen 1-day bus pass.
Kyoto Station Karasuma exit (bus 5/17 Ginkakujimichi or bus 100 Ginkakujimae) - Ginkaku-ji temple→(walk)→Philosopher's path→(walk)→Higashi-Tenno-Cho bus stop→(bus#5, 32, 46, or 100)→KyotoKaikan Bijutsukan Mae bus stop→(walk)→Heian-Jingu Shrine→Kyoto Kaikan Bijutukan Mae bus stop→(bus#5, or 46)→Shijo-Takakura bus stop→(Walk)→Nishiki Food Market→(walk)→Gion→(walk)→Yasaka Shrine→(walk)→Maruyama Park→(walk)→Kiyomizu-dera temple→(bus 100/206)→JR Kyoto station - back to hotel.
Day 3 - Arashiyama Full Day (bus)
JR Kyoto Station - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station (Arashiyama) - Bamboo Forest - Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street (lunch) - Tenryu-ji Temple - Togetsukyo Bridge - Monkey Park - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station - JR Kyoto Station – Hotel
Note: In Arashiyama area, the way to travel there is just to walk!! You don't need to take any bus or taxi in Arashiyama. You can just walk around. It takes a lot of walking. Sagano Scenic train's round-trip fare is 1200 yen. A bit expensive, so I'd recommend if the weather is beautiful.
Day 4 - Northern Kyoto (bus)
Get 500 yen 1-day bus pass.
Kyoto Station (bus 101 Kinkakujimichi) - Kinkakuji (bus #59 Ryoan-ji mae stop) - Ryoanji -(bus#59)- Ninnaji -(bus#59 and #12 at kinkakujimichi stop)- Nijo Castle (subway Nijo Station -Keihan Sanjo station (Subway) - Sanjo station (Keihan Railways) - Shichijo Station) – Sanjusangendo 4:30 pm last entry (Keihan Railways Fushimi Inari Station) – Fushimi Inari Shrine (JR Kyoto station by JR line) - back to hotel
Day 5 - Nara Day Trip (subway/walk)
JR Kyoto Station - JR Nara (900 yen, 1 hr 5 mins)
Join a walking tour:
- Great Buddha, Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, Deer Park, Kasuga Shrine, Isuien Garden, Yoshikien Garden
JR Nara - JR Kyoto - back to hotel
Day 6 - Osaka (subway)
JR Kyoto - JR Shin Osaka - Shin Osaka (subway) - Namba Station (red line). Exit 3 & 4, 10 mins walk to Hotel Hillarys
- Osaka Station City - Umeda Station (red line)
-Shinsaibashi - Shinsaibashi Station (red line)
- Shinsekai/Tsutenkaku Tower - Dobutsuen-mae Station (red) – walk to
- Nipponbashi Denden Town - Ebisucho Station (brown) – walk to
- Dotonbori - 5 min walk from Namba Station (red line)
- Walk back to hotel.
Shinsekai – Denden Town – Dotonbori (walkable for 1 hr). Denden Town is between Dobutsuen mae (subway) station and Nipponbashi (Subway) station.
Day 7 - Universal Studios (subway)
Namba - Umeda (red line), JR Osaka - Universal City Station
Day 8 - Osaka Castle (subway)
Namba - Hommachi (red line) - Tanimachi 4-chrome Station (green line)
Evening flight 8:40pm
Hotel Hillarys (6 mins walk) - Nanba Station (Nankai line) 38 mins – KIX
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