///Keihan Railway

Trains in Kyoto : Keihan Railway


1. Route Map & Transfer

The map below is the route of Keihan railway in Kyoto.

Keihan railway connects Osaka, Uji city (to the south of Kyoto city), Lake Biwa∗ (to the east of Kyoto city) and Demachiyanagi in the northeast side of Kyoto city through downtown area.

By using Keihan railway in Kyoto, it is convenient to move between Fushimi-Inari shrine and downtown area.

Keihan railway connects Eizan railway, so it is also convenient to go to Kurama, Kibune area. (upper north area in Kyoto city)

For lake Biwa, the operation between Sanjo (or Sanjo-keihan) station and Misasagi station is not Keihan railway but Kyoto City Subway Tozai line. But, a direct train service available from Kyoto city.

«Transfer Information»

You can transfar …

Kyoto City Subway Tozai line :
at Sanjo station,
at Rokujizo station (Keihan Uji line)

Hankyu railway (Kawaramachi station) :
at Gion-Shijo station

JR Nara line :
at Tofukuji station

Kintetsu railway :
at Tanbabashi station.

«Pass Information»

You can use any IC cards, Kansai One Pass and Kansai Thru Pass for Keihan railway.

But you can not use JR pass or Subway & Bus One / Two-Day Pass.

2. How to use Keihan Railway for sightseeing in Kyoto

2-1 Keihan Railway Route Map & Attractions

The map below shows the way to some famous spots from Keihan railway route.
Please check !

2-2 Moving between Downtown area and Fushimiinari Shrine 

By using Keihan railway in kyoto, it is convenient for visitors to move between Shijo-Kawaramachi (downtown area) and Fushimi-inari shrine without a traffic jam.

“Shijo-Kawaramachi” means the place where Shijo street and Kawaramachi street cross.

It is the center of downtown in Kyoto.

Gion-Shijo station on the Keihan line is the nearest to Shijo-Kawaramachi, just a few minutes walk.

«How to get to Fushimi-inari shrine from Shijo-Kawaramachi»

From Shijo-Kawaramachi, walk to the east and cross Kamo river.
Next to the Kamo river, you can see the Gion-shijo station entrance.
Its platform is underground like subway.

It takes about 10 minutes to Fushimi-Inari station by local or sub-express train.

The fare is ¥210 for an adult.

Please be careful that Limited Express does not stop at Fushimi-Inari station.

2-3 Other Attractions near Keihan Railway Route

»»From Demachiyanagi station to

Shimogamo shrine (the picture above) : 10 min walk

»»From Jingu-marutamachi station to

Heianjingu shrine : 15 min walk

»»From Gion-shijo station to

Gion7 min walk or 2 min by bus

»»From Kiyomizu-gojo station to

Kiyomizu temple25 min walk to the main gate of the temple
(12 min waik to Gojozaka, the bottom of the temple)

»»From Shichijo station to

Sanjusangendo temple : 5 min walk

»»From Tofukuji station to

Tofukuji temple : 10 min walk

2-4 Remote Attractions Visited by Keihan Railway plus Buses & Other Trains

You can also visit other famous attractions by changing trains or buses at some station on the Keihan line.
For example, …

»»From Demachiyanagi station to

Ginkakuji temple (silver pavilion) : 10 min by Kyoto City Bus No. 17, 102, 203

Kurama, Kibune area : 30 min by train (Eizan railway)

Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion) :  30 min by Kyoto City Bus No. 102 (every 30 min)

»»From Jingu-marutamachi station to

Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion) :  30  min by Kyoto City Bus No.204 (evey 15 min)

»»From Sanjo station to

Nijo castle6 min by train (Kyoto City Subway Tozai line)

»»From Gion-Shijo station to

Arashiyama5 min walk to Kawaramachi station, and 19 – 23 min by train (Hankyu railway)