From Fushimi Inari Shrine to Nijo Castle
1. Head for Keihan Fushimi Inari Station
From the main shrine (hall), please walk to diagonally right direction, and go through the Torii-gate on your right.
After going through other Torii-gate, cross JR crossing.
In about 5 minutes’ walk from the main shrine (hall), you come to Keihan Railway Fushimi Inari station.
Trains for Sanjo station depart from track No.1, so please go across the railway crossing and enter the ticket gate.
2. Take trains at Fushimi Inari Station, Track No.1
At Fushimi Inari station, local, sub-express and express trains are available.
All types of the trains departing from track No. 1 take you to Sanjo station.
In the daytime, sub-express trains are mainly operated.
(The Picture : Train at Fushimi Inari station Track No.1)
3. Get off at Sanjo Station, and Transfer for Subway.
In 10 minutes’ ride by local or sub-express, trains arrive at Sanjo station.
After gettin out of the ticket gate, please head for Kyoto City Subway ticket gate (Sanjo-Keihan station).
If you get out from Central gate, walk toward right direction. If from North gate, walk toward left direction.
Following the sign, please walk along the passage.
Soon, you come to the ticket gate of Subway Tozai line Sanjo-Keihan station.
Next, take Kyoto City Subway (Tozai line) to Nijojo-mae station.
Nijo Castle is near the station.
1. Take any Subway Trains at Track No.1.
Take any subway trains (Tozai line) at Sanjo-Keihan station Track No.1.
Trains are operated a lot, more than 10 times per hour in the daytime.
2. 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. Head for JR Inari Station
Firstly, please head for JR Inari station (the picture above), located almost in front of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
The station is located at the end of the approach through the torii-gates when you come from main shrine (hall).
2. Take any Trains bound for Kyoto Station (Track No.1)
Local and rapid type of trains are available on JR Nara line.
But normaly, only local trains stop Inari station.
(On peak season, rapid train may also stop.)
In conclusion, please take any trains bound for Kyoto Station.
The trains depart from track No.1, located opposite side of ticket gate.
(The picture : JR Inari station track No.1 & overpass)
2. Change Trains at Kyoto Station
In 5 minutes by local trains, trains arrive at Kyoto station.
Kyoto station is the last stop, so it’s easy when get off.
Trains from Fushimi Inari shrine arrive at Kyoto station track No.8, 9 or 10 (Nara line).
Then, trains for Nijo station depart from track No.31, 32 or 33 (Sagano line).
JR Kyoto station is huge, so it takes at least 5 minute to change trains form Nara line to Sagano line.
The followings show the recommended way to transfer.
1. After getting off, Head for the Overpass ahead.
When you get off JR Nara line trains, please walk to forward direction, and go up stairs to the overpass.
2. Walk on the Overpass
Keep walking on the overpass until the end.
At the end of the overpass, turn left and go downstairs.
3. Following the Sign, Walk Straight.
After getting down from the overpass, walking to the forward, following the sign of Sagano line.
Please keep walking along the passage, then you come to the platform of JR Sagano line at the end.
Please check the track No. by an electric noticeboard, and ride any early train except for limited express.
Local and Rapid type trains are available on the JR Sagano line.
Both types of trains stop the station for Nijo Castle, named Nijo station.
1. Take Any Trains on JR Sagano line
For Nijo station, take any trains departing from track No.31, 32 or 33 except for limited express.
The trains are usually operated about 5 times per hour.
2. Get off at Nijo Station
In 7 minutes by local trains, trains arrive at Nijo station, the 3rd station from Kyoto station.
If you ride rapid train, next stop is Nijo station, taking just 4 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.