From Arashiyama area to Nijo Castle
1. Take any trains at Arashiyama Station.
For Nijo Castle, take any trains departing from Arashiyama station.
All trains are bound for Shijo-Omiya, near downtown area, and Randen-Tenjingawa station (transfer) is on the way.
2. Get off at Randen-Tenjingawa Station, and Transfer.
Please get off at Randen-Tenjingawa station, the 8th station from Arashiyama.
After getting off, head for forward direction, turn left, cross the crosswalk, then you can see the subway entrance on your left direction.
Go down the escalator from the entrance.
(The picture : Subway Tozai line entrance beside the Randen station)
Then, you can see the Exit 3 on your right.
Keep going down, so you come to the ticket gate in front of you.
3. Take Any Trains at Subway Uzumasa- Tenjingawa Station
From Subway Uzumasa-Tenjingawa station, please take any early trains, because this station is the first station and all trains stop Nijojo-mae station, the nearest station to Nijo Castle.
Trains will depart from track No.1 or No.2.
4. Get off at Nijojo-mae Station
In 6 minutes, trains arrive at Nijojo-mae station.
After getting out of the ticket gate, please head for Exit 1.
From the Exit 1, you can see Nijo Castle just in front of you.
1. Take any Trains bound for Kyoto Station
Local and rapid type of trains are available at Saga-Arashiyama station.
The rapid train also stop the Nijo station, so please take any type of trains bound for Kyoto Station.
Normaly, the trains depart at track No.1 or 2.
Only trains that start from Saga-Arashiyama station depart at track No.4.
So, check the track by an electric noticeboard before riding.
2. Get off at Nijo Station, the 4th Station from Saga-Arashiyama
In 9 minutes by local trains, trains arrive at Nijo station, the fourth station from Saga-Arashiyama station.
If you ride rapid train, second stop is Nijo station, taking just 6 minutes.
3. After Getting out of the Ticket Gate, Turn Left.
When you get out of the tickete gate at Nijo station, please turn left, as the noticeboard indicates.
4. After Rotary, Turn Left.
Walk left side of the Taxi Rotary, and turn left again.
5. Next big Intersection, Turn Right.
Soon, you come to next intersection, then turn right.
6. Keep Walking in 10 minutes, along the Stone Wall on the way.
Please keep walking straight . On the way, you can see the stone wall of the Nijo Castle on your left.
In about 10 minutes, you come to the corner of the castle.
7. On the Corner of the Castle, Turn Left.
On the corner of the castle, please turn left.
Soon, you come to the entrance of Nijo Castle.
(the Picture : main gate (entrance) of the castle)
Ticket office is next to the main gate.
1. Find out correct Bus Stops.
Arashiyama bus stop is in the north side of Togetsukyo Bridge.
Buses for Nijo Castle depart from bus stop B, located NOT river side but in front of souvenier shop building.
(the picture : Arashiyama bus stop B )
Arashiyama-Koen bus stop is in the south side of Togetsukyo Bridge.
Buses for Nijo Castle depart from the bus stop located in the west side of the road, in front of the public restroom (toilet).
2. Take Kyoto Bus No. 62, 63, 66 or 67.
Take Kyoto Bus No. 62 , 63 , 66 or 67 .
All buses run the same route.
It takes at least 34 minutes to the nearest bus stop for Nijo Castle.
On peak season such as cherry blossom and autumn leaves, it takes much more time.
3. Get off at Horikawa-Oike bus stop, and Go backward direction.
After getting off the bus at Horikawa-Oike, head for the big intersection behind.
4. Cross the Crosswalk and Turn Right, finally Nijo Castle.
Cross the crosswalk on the intersection, and turn right.
Then, you can see the corner of Nijo Castle.
It takes just a few minutes from Horikawa-oike bus stop.