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Is it a train - is it a tram ...

To me this is sort of a railway but referred to as the Randen tram – the route is limited and... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2016
Durban, South Africa
Great little tram ride

Away from the bustle of Kyoto Station, this railway is a relaxing change. A remnant of when trams... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

Away from the bustle of Kyoto Station, this railway is a relaxing change. A remnant of when trams covered much more of Kyoto. I believe this tramway was saved from being pulled up by local pressure, with locals disappointed that the old Kyoto trams were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Keifuku Arashiyama tram station to Shijo-Omiya. Kids love the colourful fabric pillar and old-fashioned tram almost straight out of fairytales. A short distance of tram ride to Kyoto town from the Arashiyama mountainous areas.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We used this tram line on a rainy morning, connecting from the Tozai subway line, at Uzumasa-Tenjingawa station, to get to Arashiyama. It was a slow-paced ride that provided plenty of opportunity study the homes in the residential neighborhoods of west-central Kyoto. The ride is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

After leaving the Kitaho-tenmangu Shrine, we came across what looked like a railroad end station and went to investigate. We soon learned that this was the termination for the Kitano Line, run by the private Keifuku Electric Railroad. Also known as the Randen Railway, the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rumples
Reviewed July 7, 2016

To me this is sort of a railway but referred to as the Randen tram – the route is limited and starts / ends at Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest and Tenryugi Temple amongst other attractions) to and from Shijo Omiya in the town centre – the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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