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Tourguides

Each student should sign up for a site that they will lead the group and act as tour guide.  If anyone would like to help a fellow traveler with their sitework by pairing up with a partner that is great!  Please be sure to print out any information that you wish to share and bring it with you on the trip.  Please be sure to research travel by train or bus to your location. Most tour books and web sites provide directions.
 
Please sign up by Tuesday, May 24th.
 
Tentative plan:
Monday: drop off luggage, eat lunch near station, train to Toji, back to station, shop and dinner
Tuesday: early departure for Nara,
 
 Place  Travel Time-from ryokan or station
Indicate cost of train ticket
 Hours/Days of Operation  Entry fees  Estimate time to visit            Approx. total time

Head guide

and assistant

To-ji

temple and flea market

  From Kyoto station, a 10-15 min. walk, or get on kintetsu railway and get off at toji.

 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on the 21st

500 yen to get in, they only accept cash at the flea market.
at least an hour to an hour and a half
 two hours  Christa
 The Cube

and station area

 From the ryokan, it takes 10 minutes to get to the JR Kyoto Station. The Cube is within walking distance from there.
 8.30am-8pm (B2F: 10am-8pm. 11F: 11am-10pm)  none  2 hours maximum
 2 hours 30 minutes  Madison
 Gion  20 minute bus ride from Kyoto Station. Take number 100 and 206, get off at Gion bus stop. Closest train stations are Gion Shijo station on the Keihan line and Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.  Open daily  Free entry into shopping district, but it is a shopping district so cash is essential.  30 minutes minimum, 2 hours maximum  3 hours  Zane
 Nara      

10 minutes to Kyoto station
round trip
express – 30 -45 minutes

~1400 yen
    1000 yen   3 hours minimum    Johanna
 Fushimi Inari  Train: JR Nara Line to Fushimi-Inari Station, then a 3-minute walk. From Tofuku-ji Station it is one stop south toward Nara. The address is 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto, Japan  Open daily sunrise to sunset  Free Allow at least 4 hours if you want to take the whole trail. It takes about two hours  to walk along the whole trail, and there are nice views of the city from the top.It is recommended to visit near dusk. Very highly rated on TripAdvisor.    Camille
 Kiyomizu Dera  Kiyomizudera can be reached from Kyoto Station by bus number 100 or 206 (15 minutes, 220 yen). Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, from where it is a ten minute uphill walk to the temple. Alternatively, Kiyomizudera is about a 20 minute walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station along the Keihan Railway Line.  Kiyomizu-dera is near the Gion district.

 Hours: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

No closed days

300 yen to enter

bus ride to kiyomizu- dera is  220 yen

 hour to an hour in a half about hour in a half to two hours  Jordan
 Iwatayama Monkey Park in Arashiyama The fastest access from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama is provided by the JR Sagano Line (also known as JR Sanin Line). The one way ride from Kyoto Station to Saga-Arashiyama Station takes 15 minutes and costs 230 Yen.  9 a.am-5.p.m.
open every day of the week     
 520 yen
bags of food are sold for 100 yen
about 1 hours 1/2

  about 2 hours 15 mintues

 Rina

 Kyoto National Museum - or
Museum of Kyoto

 Impossible. The museum is closed between May 10 and July 16.
If anyone else finds anything else, correct me!
         Scott
Fushimi Inari

 10 minute walk from Kyoto Station.

The easiest way to get to Fushimi Inari shrine is to take the train. Japan Railway Inari Station (about 5 min. from Kyoto Station on the Nara line, cost 150 yen) is directly across the street from the Sakura-mon gate. The next closest station is Keihan Fushimi-Inari station.

 All day, every day  Free              Mikelty
  Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

possible
 Accessible from Kyoto Station but it doesn't say how long it takes...
-Kyoto City Bus to "Kyoto Kaikan/Bijutsukan-mae"
-Subway Tozai Line to "Higashiyama"
 9 am-5 pm

-Reception open until 4 pm
-Last admission at 4:30 pm
 Free
     Hannah
 Takayama Old Town  Takayama's old town can be reached in a 10 minute walk from the station.  unknown  free, except for the shops and tour guides
about an hour or 2 if you want to see both north and south part of it, a little extra if u want to go into all the side shops and museums of art and history
 3 to 4 hours
 Robert
 Nishiki Ichiba Food Market  4 minutes; 200 yen from kyoto station  9 am to 6 pm  free      Samantha
 


 

 
 Edogawa restaurant in Kyoto Station located in the cube and is recommended as a quick, easy lunch in EyeWitness Travel Japan book I bought. This would be good for Monday (top of page) unknown it's supposedly a cheap place, depends on how much you wanna eat...  an hour-ish probably less Christa
 
 
 
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