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The new Kyotrain between Osaka and Kyoto

 
A beautiful japanese train

access to kyoto and osaka

The new Kyotrain interior between Kyot oand Osaka
Osaka and Kyoto are two big cities connected by many train lines : Shinkansen and JR lines( covered by a Japan Rail Pass), Keihan lines and Hankyu lines.

Recently the Hankyu Railways, a private company, announced that starting from march, a new beautiful train will be added, the new Kyotrain Garaku. You will have the feeling that you are in Kyoto as soon as you ride the train in Osaka. 


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The japanese style of the kyotrain interior I Osaka Kyoto
Inspired by the decoration of a japanese traditonal ryokan, each of the 6 cars will have a seasonal decoration, from autumn to summer with maple leaf, sakura, pampas grass, geraniums and plum blossom. 

The train will ride between Umeda station in Osaka to Katsura station and Kawaramachi station in Kyoto.
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Hankyu Railways
The Umesa district in Osaka is well known for its huge shopping complex.

In Kyoto, you can discover Kawaramachi district or change in Katsura to go to Arashiyama.

Arashoyama is famous for the Togetsukyo Bridge and for the shrines and temples that are settled there. once there you can go back to Kyoto Station with the JR Sagano Line

Learn more about Arashiyama in the Japan experience Guide. 
 

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From £ 199
JR Kansai Pass From £ 15
JR Kyushu Pass From £ 105
JR Shikoku Pass From £ 63
JR West Pass From £ 133
JR Hokkaido Pass From £ 115
JR Central Pass From £ 98
JR East Pass From £ 182

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