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Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

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Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

Hi!

This coming March 30, We are planning to visit Kinkakuji and Ninnaji temple in the morning, and then arashiyama district (tenryuji temple, bamboo grove, okochisanso garden) in the afternoon...

Is this doable?

Can someone please send me detailed instructions as to what forms of public transportation to take from Shimogyo-ku ward in Kyoto to all those sites and back?

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1. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

If you want precise directions, you need to tell us the hotel or train station name from which you want to start your journey.

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2. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

It seems like a reasonable schedule.

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3. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

You should be able to see all those sight in Kyoto in one day.

The easiest way to get around Kyoto is usually by bus.

This is a great website on Kyoto: http://www.insidekyoto.com/

For more Japan info, check out my blog: www.blaineanderin.com

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>>>You should be able to see all those sight in Kyoto in one day.<<<

Do not take a bus long distance like Kyoto Station to Kinkakuji. People who know Kyoto will all tell you the same. Take the subway from Kyoto Station to Kitaoji then bus to Kinkakuji. At a busy time Kyoto Station to Kinkakuji can take ~50-60 minutes on a bus--not pleasant at all:(

You can walk from Kinkakuji to Ninnaji in 20-25 minutes, then take the Randen Tram from Omuro-Ninnaji to Arashiyama. Take the JR from Saga Arashiyama to Kyoto Station when you go home.

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5. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

>>>For more Japan info, check out my blog: www.blaineanderin.com<<<

Your links usually take us to some kind of advertisements. Stop spamming this forum!

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6. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

Is it only me ? www.blaineanderin.com leads to a personal blog of travels in Japan.

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7. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

our hotel address:

Kyoto Itoya Hotel

712 Yakushimaecho Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto

the hotel said we are 5 minutes away by taxi from Kyoto station

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8. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

Thank you! How about we ride a taxi instead?

We are a group of 4 adults and 2 kids (aged 2 years old and 5 years old)... Can all 6 of us fit in one taxi?

How much would a taxi cost?

Or would a train be more economical?

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9. Re: Kyoto temples + Arashiyama in 1 day

You'll need two taxis.

Your hotel is close to Gojo Station on the Karasuma subway, take this subway to Kitaoji then bus#101,102, 204 or 205 to Kinkakuji-Michi.

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