|Above, Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Last year, Denise Santos and I visited Osaka and Kyoto for a few days while we were in Japan.
We stayed in Osaka and took day trips to wander around both cities. We took a commuter train from Osaka to Kyoto. I don't remember which one it was, but it was a JR train as we used our JR Rail Passes. As the JR Rail Passes covered our fares, I don't know how much it would have cost us otherwise.
|Above, Osaka Castle. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
In case you were wondering, City-Cost.com has an article posted on different means to trave between Osaka and Kyoto and what each costs.
They start with:
Travel forums about Japan are often subject to questions regarding where one should be based for exploration of Osaka and Kyoto. In truth, it doesn't matter, such is the proximity of these two classic Japanese cities. Still, if you want to be immersed in Kyoto's culture, then the question is answered for you. Osaka, on the other hand, provides a good chance to get away from the crowds of tourists and instead, enjoy getting amongst crowds of locals.
Either way, travel between Osaka and Kyoto is a breeze. There's a fare bit of choice though, mostly in the form of trains. So, how much does it cost to travel from Osaka to Kyoto? (All prices in Japanese yen).Regardless of the means you make take, they are all relatively cheap.
To read more, go here.