I thought I should not tell anyone so that Hankyu can be filled as always and I can have Keihan all to myself. to a tourist, what is 50yen for the extra hassle (which isn’t. but ONE minute longer)? but since I was on budget and I travel to Kyoto pretty frequent, getting to know about this method is like saving me enough to buy myself a bowl of Gyudon with 4 trips down to Kyoto from Osaka.

the typical way to travel to Kawaramachi Station (at Gion Shijo) is by taking Hankyu’s train from Umeda Station. it costs 640yen from Namba. first Midosuji line, then Hankyu line.

the OTHER way is to interchange at Yodoyabashi station to Keihan line for Gion Shijo (also from Namba, of course). this method costs 590yen. and it takes the same amount of time. well, one minute difference. so first, Midosuji line, then Keihan line.

unless you are living in Umeda, I think taking Keihan is the cheapest normally. =). I lived near Namba =D.

2 thoughts on “Cheapest way of travelling from Namba, Osaka to Gion Shijo, Kyoto.

  1. Jo says:

    Hey Jamie

    Thanks for sharing the tip!! This will definitely come in handy in the future when i go japan again!



  2. Dee says:

    hi! we’ll be going to Osaka-Kyoto-Narra and still dont have itenerary…Me and family of 3 will be staying in Central Kyoto for 2 days and another 2 days in Osaka, im hoping you can help me out please.

    We would love to go to these places:

    1. Golden Temple
    2. Silver Temple
    3. Fushimi Inari Shrine
    4. Nishiki Market

    Deer Park (for kids)

    1.Universal Studio
    3.Osaka Castle
    4.Toei Studio Park



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