Map of Kyoto/Osaka

The railway system in Japan has a high reputation for punctuality and safety. The train fare varies naturally depending on the distance you travel as well as the type of train you wish to catch: Limited Express, Express etc. and the type of reserved seat: Green Car (first class), Sleeper etc., for each of which an extra charge is required. Tickets for short distances are available from ticket machines that are installed at each train station whereas tickets for long distances and reservations are dealt with at ticket offices at major stations.

To use the train, first purchase a ticket at a vending machine or ticket window. Your ticket is punched by hand at the wicket or inserted in a punching machine. Please keep the ticket since it must be returned at your destination. If there is no fare chart in English, buy the cheapest ticket indicated on the vending machine and pay the difference due at the fare adjustment office at your destination station before you go through the exit wicket.

Most stations display station names in both Japanese and alphabet lettering on platform signboards. The name of the station is in large letters in the center of the sign; names of adjacent stations appear below or to either side.

Kyoto / Osaka Map

JR Train Japan Railways (JR) in Kyoto / Osaka

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Japan's leading railway company, Japan Railways (JR), has an elaborate and well-established system of trains throughout the country.

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Kyoto Subway

The Kyoto Subway Line consists of the inner city south-north "Karasuma" Line and the east-west "Tozai" Line. The two lines intersect at "Karasuma Oike" Station where it is possible to transfer lines.
The entrance to the Subway Station is indicated by a subway sign. Please purchase a ticket from the station automatic ticket machines.
The fare for adults is from ¥210 to ¥340, and for children ¥110 to ¥170 (depending on the destination).

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Osaka Subway

Osaka's subway system plays an important role in connecting the city center of Osaka to many of its satellite cities. The Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau operates 7 subway lines and 1 New Tram line, providing the fastest and easiest way to get around Osaka. Each subway line is color-coded for easy identification. All subway lines operate from 5:00a.m. until around midnight.

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(Map data is under [Using the subway] category)