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Use the subway to enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto!

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Kyoto City's bus routes run in every direction. While they provide easy access to tourist spots, they can also be troubling when they are crowded, making it difficult to get on the bus or to get on at all. In these cases, we recommend using the subway to make your trip to Kyoto smoother and more enj...

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The Kyoto Municipal Subway is convenient for travelling north, south, east and west.

Kyoto Municipal Subway operates two lines, the Karasuma Line and the Tozai Line, which run north to south. Although convenient, unlike local buses, which can be unavoidable in the tourist season due to congestion and delays, the subway is punctual unless there are extraordinary circumstances. By using a one-day pass that allows unlimited use of all sections, you can enjoy stress-free and economical sightseeing.

Excellent access to popular tourist spots.

The only transfer station is Karasuma Oike Station, where the Karasuma Line and the Tozai Line intersect. Take the Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station and it takes about 6 minutes to get there after three stops. Transfer to the Tozai Line and go west one stop, first to Nijo-jo-mae Station to see the World Heritage site of Nijo Castle. At the last stop, Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station, you will find Kyoto Studio Park. If you go back east and get off at Kyoto City Hall, you can go to Honno-ji Temple, which is associated with Oda Nobunaga, and the Kawaramachi area, where you can enjoy shopping. If you go to Higashiyama Station or Keage Station, there are many famous autumn foliage spots such as Nanzen-ji Temple and Shoren-in Temple, and you can also extend your trip and enjoy sightseeing at Heian Shrine and the Okazaki area. You can also transfer to the Nara Line, which has excellent access to Daigo-ji Temple and Kanshuji Temple, which are a little inconvenient to get to by bus.

The Karasuma Oike area, in the heart of the city, is full of charm.

The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a two-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station. It is a mecca for manga, attracting many visitors from Japan and abroad, with manga from over 100 years ago to the present day. Nishiki Market, where you can enjoy eating your way through the area, is also within walking distance. The old shopping street is packed with Kyoto pickles and matcha sweets shops. There are also cafes, commercial facilities, and large bookstores, making it a convenient area for taking a break or gathering information between sightseeing.

Kyoto Imperial Palace is located at Imadegawa Station on the Karasuma Line.

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden is 5 stops and 7 minutes away from Kyoto Station on the Karasuma Line, and is a place of relaxation for the people of Kyoto. It offers beautiful scenery in every season, with plum, peach, and cherry blossoms, as well as autumn leaves. Imadegawa Station is well connected to buses, so you can easily access Kitano Tenmangu Shrine to the west and Ginkakuji Temple to the east via relatively uncongested roads.

Kyoto is full of famous places, so if you get lost, ask the concierge for help.

There are so many things to see in Kyoto that it's impossible to see everything in just two days and one night. If you're unsure about transportation, ask the tourist information at the station or the hotel concierge for advice. They may be able to give you information that's not in the guidebook! Make the most of your trip to Kyoto!

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Kyoto Brighton Hotel is located in an area with excellent access to many World Heritage sites, such as Nijo Castle and Ginkaku-ji Silver Pavilion. There are many shops nearby selling Japanese ingredients, where you can enjoy buying soy sauce, miso, etc. It is about 5min walk to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, recommended for morning walks and running courses. In addition, the concierge knows well about Kyoto, where you can feel free to ask about sightseeing, restaurants, traditional crafts, etc. During cherry blossoms and autumn foliage seasons, there are special tours available for private viewing. The average size of guest rooms is 42 square meters, spacious enough to accommodate large suitcases, and equipped with comfortable sofas. There are a variety of restaurants in the hotel, including western food, teppanyaki (wagyu), traditional Japanese, Chinese, and a bar lounge. This is a hotel where you can arrange everything about Kyoto, including gourmet food and Kyoto-like experiences.

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