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Keifuku Electric Railroad

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Keifuku Electric Railroad

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation when you book the tour.
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Bolansan wrote a review Oct 2019
Bathgate, United Kingdom304 contributions121 helpful votes
The train is a fixed fee and you pay when you get off. Nice trip through the residential part of kyoto with locals rather than tourists on the train.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ICMC wrote a review Jan 2019
Cairns, Australia75 contributions27 helpful votes
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 quickly disappearing. The result of this is, it seems to start in the middle of no where. We walked down to the Shijo-Omiya station from Karasuma to take the tram to Arashiyama, which was no big hassle. These are single cars with the driver standing at one end, simple and basic. A flat fare of 220 yen per ride, and pay as you get off, similar to most public transport systems in Japan. The tram is a nice change from the more popular lines, as it goes though the suburbs at a leisurely pace, stopping at all stations and ending in the center of Arashiyama. Well worth the effort of finding this little gem.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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KahFui wrote a review Jun 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia441 contributions43 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Jeffrey D wrote a review May 2018
Starkville, Mississippi2,057 contributions244 helpful votes
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 probably lovely when the sakura are in bloom, but we were there too late in the spring to enjoy that view. Nonetheless, the tram delivered us to the Arashiyama station, only a couple of blocks from the Togetsukyo Bridge. It's not the fastest conveyance, but it was still a lovely ride.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Rumples wrote a review Mar 2018
Tucson, Arizona10,660 contributions3,506 helpful votes
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 Kitano Line features plum-colored street cars, the last trams operating in Kyoto. Streetcars first began operating here in 1910. We bought tickets and decided to ride 14 stops to the Arashiyama end station. Our lone car had only a few others riding in it on this late October afternoon. It was fun to clack along through the streets of Kyoto, gawking at residential districts and shopping areas. The line passes many shrines and temples, including Koryuji Temple, likely the oldest in Kyoto. There is also a stop near a film set for samurai movies that can be visited. Trees in the area had started to turn red and gold, which brought much beauty to the scene. The last stop provided a grand finale. This station features a kimono forest -- 600 cylinder poles decorated with textile pieces and illuminated from within at night. A truly magical art installation. And just a short walk away looms the magnificent Tenryu-ji Temple, which coaxed us in to explore.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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