The most convenient transportation from the center of Kyoto to Kibune and Kurama
Starting from Kyoto to Guibune and Kurama, there are basically many different types of transportation that can be used. However, if you want to choose the most convenient and comfortable means of transportation, Ruishan Tram must be the most suitable one.
If you only know how to go to the Kuromon Market to eat sushi and buy fruits when you come to the Kansai area, you are actually wasting the opportunity to travel to the Kansai area.
And if you really come to Kyoto, but you will only go to designated scenic spots in Kyoto, such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kawaramachi, etc. again and again, you will miss the most interesting side of Kyoto.
When you come to Kyoto, there is one place that you must go to, that is, Guibune and Kurama.
The characteristic of Kifune and Kurama is that no matter in spring, summer, autumn or winter, there will be completely different scenery to see. Whether it is cherry blossoms, green leaves in summer, red leaves in autumn, or snow scenes in winter, it is a very unforgettable travel experience. .
And using the Ruishan Tram to go to Kibune and Kurama is the best way to experience the most beautiful side of these two areas. The following sections will introduce you to the features of the Eizan Tram, discounted tickets, and attractions worth seeing along the way!
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Eizan Tram route map, fare, and timetable
Ruishan Tram is mainly divided into two routes, namelypommel horse lineandEizan Main Line.
If traveling from central Kyoto, just head toDemachiyanagi StationYou can take the Ruishan tram to Guichuan and Kurama, and the journey only takes 30 minutes, which is very convenient.
There are two trains with different destinations departing from the platform of Demachiyanagi station at the same time, so be careful when waiting for the train.pommel horse linestillEizan Main Linedeparture. Otherwise, you will not be able to reach your desired destination.
Fares, discounted tickets
If you take the Eizan Tram from Demachiyanagi Station in Kyoto to Kibune and Kurama, it only costs ¥430. The way to pay the fare can be by using an IC card (such as ICOCA, SUICA, etc.), or paying the fare in cash.
Eizan Tram Timetable
From Demachiyanagi, destination to Kibune, Kurama: about every 10 minutes - 15 minutes
From Kibune and Kurama to Demachiyanagi: every 15 minutes
Eizan Tram Timetable (weekdays and holidays)
Itinerary planning to Guichuan and Kurama
The most interesting part of the itinerary of Guifu and Kurama is that the Eizan Tram itself is a scenic spot. Although the appearance of the Eizan Tram is similar to that of an ordinary train, because the places that the Eizan Tram passes through are extremely beautiful, you must prepare your mobile phone to take pictures as soon as you board the Eizan Tram.
After arriving at Guichuan and Kurama areas, you can consider going to Kurama first. In Kurama, you can visit Kurama Temple, Kurama Tengu, and then walk slowly to Guibune. In addition to visiting Guibune Shrine, you can enjoy Guibune’s unique Japanese exquisite cuisine in winter, and experience cool Kawadoko dishes and flowing water noodles in summer. etc.
Although it is said that you can walk slowly from Kurama to Guichuan, the scenery on the way is very worth seeing, but if you cannot walk slowly from Kurama to Guichuan due to weather factors, you can also consider buying Ruidian one-day ride Ticket Ee Kippu – "Eizan Tram 1-Day Pass えぇきっぷ", the price is ¥1200.
Ee Kippu allows you to take the Ruishan tram unlimited times in one day, allowing you to ride freely at any station of the Ruishan tram. And because it costs ¥430 yen for a one-way trip from Demachiyanagi Station in Kyoto to Guifune and Kurama areas, so the fare for round trip Demachiyanagi Station – Guifune and Kurama areas, plus the fare between Guifune and Kurama areas, basically It will not be difficult to get back the cost of Ee Kippu, a one-day bus ticket.
Recommended itinerary for Ee Kippu using Ruidian one-day pass
If you are departing from Demachiyanagi Station in Kyoto and plan to go to Guibune and Kurama, buying a one-day ticket Ee Kippu is the most suitable ticket.
|Demachiyanagi – Pommel Horse||¥430JPY|
|Pommel Horse – Your Ship||¥210JPY|
|Your Ship – Demachiyanagi||¥430JPY|
The fare required on the Eizan tram: ¥1070 yen
Ruidian one-day ticket Ee Kippu price: ¥1200
Although there is still a difference of ¥130 in terms of calculation, as long as you show the "Eizan Tram 1-day Pass えきっぷ" at designated spots in Kibune and Kurama, you can get additional souvenirs and admission discounts!
Eiden one-day ticket purchase locations: Demachiyanagi Station, Shugakuin Station Office, Kurama Station
Ruidian one-day ticket purchase location: Demachiyanagi Station, Shugakuin Station Office, Kurama Station, just go to the passenger service window and buy it from the staff.
Judging from the fare of Ruishan Tram, it is actually not very difficult to take more than Ruidian’s one-day ticket Ee Kippu. (Picture: Eizan Tram, click to enlarge the picture)
Points to be aware of when riding the Eizan train
Points to note when getting on and off the bus
Because there is only one railway officer driving the train "ワンマン転" on Eizan Tram, and not all stations will have railway staff on duty. Some stations are actually "unmanned stations", so when you ride on the "unmanned stations", just Follow the directions below to take the Eizan Tram.
First of all, after arriving at the "unmanned station", you need to walk to the front door of the train and get off, and pay the fare at the same time. If you take the 2-train Eizan Tram, you need to get off at the front of the train and pay the fare, because the second train will not open the door.
Access to various places in Kyoto and Demachiyanagi Station
Whether it is for local Japanese or overseas tourists, Kibune and Kurama are very worthwhile tourist attractions, so there are many transportation methods to get to Demachiyanagi Station on the Eizan Tram. Regardless of whether you are departing from Shijo Kawaramachi or Kyoto Station, you only need to take the Keihan Electric Railway or the Kyoto Bus to get to Demachiyanagi Station on the Ruisanden.
Four Seasons Scenery on the Eizan Railway
There are many different means of transportation to choose from to Guichuan and Kurama. However, Ruishan Tram is still the most popular means of transportation.
Eizan Tram – Scenic train to Guibune and Kurama
Different plants and trees are planted beside the railway along the Ruishan Tramway.
In spring, summer, autumn and winter, the four seasons have completely different scenery. For example, cherry blossoms in spring, dark green in summer, tunnels of red leaves in autumn, and snow in winter.
You can experience the different scenery of the four seasons on the Ruishan Tram, which is a very special scenic spot among the many scenic spots in Kyoto.
It is also the reason why there are always tourists going there all year round. If you like taking pictures and natural beauty, don't miss it.
Recommended itinerary attractions: Kibune summer limited scenic spot itinerary – Kibune Kawadoko cuisine, Hirobun flowing water noodles
Hidden Tram of Eizan Tram – Special Edition Sightseeing Train
Outlook Sightseeing Train きららKirara
The Kirara sightseeing train is a special tram in the Eizan tram service system. The reason for introducing the Kirara sightseeing train is because it has seats facing the windows, which is very convenient for taking pictures.
You don’t need to make an appointment to take the Kirara sightseeing train, and you don’t need to buy additional additional tickets. You just need to pay close attention to the departure time of the Kirara sightseeing train and you can take it!
Kirara Sightseeing Train Timetable
The Youtube video below is the actual scene taken by the local Japanese on the Kirara sightseeing train!
The characteristic of the Kirara sightseeing train is that its seat design is different from that of ordinary trains. Each train has 8 seats facing the windows. If you also want to take good photos, you must queue up earlier to get on the bus!
Outlook Sightseeing Train ひえい Hiei
Hiei is a newly designed sightseeing train of Eizan Electric Railway in 2018. It has an oval-shaped carriage, and it also brings back the taste of retro. If you are interested in experiencing different railway trains, you can use the Ruidian one-day ticket Ee Kippu to take the "Vision Sightseeing Train ひえい Hiei" and "Vision Sightseeing Train きららKirara" at the same time!
Hiei sightseeing train timetable
Pictures, details: Eizan Tram
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