From Gion to Arashiyama area
1. Head for Hankyu Kyoto-Kawaramachi Sta.
After Crossing the Shijo-Ohashi bridge (located west side of Gion area), soon, you come to Hankyu Railway Kyoto-Kawaramachi station entrance. (please refer the location map in previous section)
At the both sides of the street after crossing the bridge, the station entrances are available.
This is the Hankyu Railway station entrance (No.1-B).
Kyoto-Kawaramachi station is located underground like subway.
2. Take any Hankyu Trains at Kyoto-Kawaramachi Sta.
Take any type of trains (local, semi-express, rapid-express, limited-express, etc.)
Usually, trains depart from track No.1 or 3.
Almost all trains are bound for Osaka-Umeda station, and all the trains stop Katsura station, where you need to change trains for Arashiyama.
(the picture : Hankyu Railway Kyoto-Kawaramachi station Track No.1 & 3)
3. Change Trains at Katsura Sta.
Change trains at Katsura station for Arashiyama (Hankyu Arashiyama line).
The trains for Arashiyam depart from track No.1.
So, please move to the track by the overpass or underpass.
(the picture : Overpass at Hankyu Railway Katsura station)
All trains for Arashiyama are local, and operated 4 times per hour, less than the section between Kyoto-Kawaramachi and Katusra.
So you may wait for a moment, depending on the train schedule from Kyoto-Kawaramachi.
(the picture : Hankyu Railway Katsura station Track No.1 for Arashiyama)
4. Get off at Arashiyama Sta.
In 7 minutes’ ride, the trains arrive at Arashiyama station, the last stop of Hankyu Arashiyama line.
So, it is easy when get off.
From this station, Arashiyama park is 3 minutes’ walk, and Togetsukyo Bridge is just 5 minutes’ walk.
(the picture : Hankyu Railway Arashiyama station)
5. Walk along the Street ahead, and head for the River Side.
After getting out of station gate, walk straight along the street ahead.
Cross the small intersection, go straight and head for river side (sandbank).
Soon, you come to Arashiyama park and Togetsukyo Bridge.
(the picture : Arashiyama Park & Togetsukyo Bridge)
1. Head for Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop “C”
Buses for Arashiyama depart from Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop C.
When you come from Gion area, firstly, cross Kawabata Street (the street along Kamo river), and before Shijo-Ohashi Bridge, walk to the right direction. (refer to the location map in previous section)
Then, Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop C is ahead.
(This bus stop is in the northwest of Shijo-Ohashi intersection, located to the east side of Shijo-Ohashi Bridge.)
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.11 or Kyoto Bus No. 62, 63, 66.
Take Kyoto CIty Bus No. 11 or Kyoto Bus No. 62 , 63 , 66 .
If you firstly go to northwest of Arashiyama area such as Adashino-Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto City Bus No. 11 is convenient.
(the picture : Kyoto City Bus No.11)
3. Get off at Arashiyama bus stop.
In at least 59 minutes by Kyoto City Bus No.11 (50 minutes by Kyoto Bus No.62 , 63 , 66 ), please get off at Arashiyama bus stop.
Togetsukyo Bridge is just behind.
If you firstly visit northwest area of Arashiyama such as Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, keep riding on bus No.11 and get off at Saga Shogakko-mae bus stop and walk.
As you already know, in Arashiyama area, several bus stops are available.
Main bus stops are Arashiyama located north side of Togetsukyo Bridge, the center and symbol of Arasiyama area.
Please check the map below, if you want to know how many minutes it takes to attractions from other near bus stops in Arashiyama.