From Nijo Castle to Arashiyama area
1. Take any Subway Trains at Track No.1.
For Arashiyama, take any subway trains at track No.1 bound for Uzumasa-Tenjingawa.
The trains are operated a lot, more than 10 times per hour.
2. Get off at Subway Uzumasa-Tenjingawa Station, and Transfer.
In about 6 or 7 minutes, trains arrive at Uzumasa-Tenjingawa Sta., the last stop of this subway line.
After getting out of the ticket gate, please head for Exit 3 to transfer to Randen trains.
Go up another escalator, then this is the Exit 3 of subway Uzumasa-Tenjingawa station.
You can see Randen-Tenjingawa station on your right.
After getting out of the subway Exit, walk forward a little, turn right and cross the crosswalk and the railway track.
The Platform for Arashiyama is far side.
3. Take any Trains at Platform for Arashiyama (Randen).
Please make sure of the correct platform by notice board.
And, take any early trains.
All trains are bound for Arashiyama, the last stop of Randen, Keifuku Railway line
So, it is very easy to take.
4. Get off at Arashiyama Sta.
In 14 minutes ride, trains arrive at Arashiyama station.
This station is located in the center of Arashiyama area, so it is very convenient to visit any attractions in Arashiyama.
You can go to, for example, Togetsukyo Bridge in 2 minutes or Bamboo Forest in 7 minutes, the symbol of Arashiyama from the station.
1. Turn Right on the Corner of the Castle.
When you get out of the main gate of the Castle, please walk to the right direction.
Then, turn right on the corner of the castle.
2. Keep Walking along the Stone Wall of the Castle.
Keep walking for about 7 minutes along the stone wall of the castle.
Still, keep walking untill the second intersection after the stone wall of the castle ends.
3. At the Intersection before the Overpass of the JR line, Turn Left.
Turn left at the intersection before the overpass of the JR line.
4. At Next Intersection, Turn Right, then you come to JR Nijo Station.
At the next intersection, turn right.
Then, you can see JR Nijo station in front of you.
5. Take Trains departing from Track No.2.
Please ride on local or rapid trains departing from track No.2 (bound for Kameoka, Sonobe) at Nijo station.
(Please do not ride limited express train.)
6. Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station.
In 9 minutes by local train, trains arrive at Saga-Arashiyama station, the fourth stop from Nijo station.
Please be careful that if you ride rapid train, second stop is Saga-Arashiyama, taking 6 minutes.
7. Head for the South Gate for the center of Arashiyama area
After getting out of the ticket gate, if you firstly visit Bamboo Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge or trolley train, please head for the south gate.
If you visit Daikakuji temple, Jojakkoji temple or Adashinono Nenbutsuji temple, please head for the north gate.
(The picture : ticket gate of Saga-Arashiyama Station)
1. Find out the correct Bus Stops, Horikawa-Oike
Buses for Arashiyama depart from Horikawa-Oike bus stop B.
The bus stop is in the southeast of Horikawa-Oike intersection, located to the south of Nijo Castle.
(the picture : Horikawa-Oike bus stop B )
This is the location map of the bus stop B from Nijo Castle.
Please check if the bus stop is correct before riding.
2. Take Kyoto Bus No. 62, 63 or 66.
Take Kyoto Bus No. 62 , 63 ,or 66 .
All buses run the same route to Hankyu Arashiyama Station.
3. Get off at Arashiyama bus stop.
In at least 34 minutes’ ride, please get off at Arashiyama bus stop, Togetsukyo Bridge is just behind.
In Arashiyama area, several Bus Stops are available .
Main bus stops are Arashiyama and Arashiyama-Koen (meaning Arashiyama Park), both located near Togetsukyo Bridge, the symbol of Arasiyama area.
Arashiyama bus stop is near the north side of the bridge.
And, Arashiyama-Koen bus stop is near the south side of the bridge.
Please check the map if you want to know the location of those bus stops in Arashiyama.