NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO is located in the heart of the shopping district in Kyoto.
From Kyoto Station
You can either catch a taxi from the station which will bring you to the front of the hotel at Yananginobanba Dori or take a short train ride to Karasuma Station and walk about 350m eastwards along Shijo Dori (main shopping street), turning northwards another 300m along Yanaginobanba Dori to reach Nest at Nishiki, Kyoto.
From Kansai International Airport
By JR Haruka limited express train
Direct, 70 minutes, 1600-3500 yen, 2 trains per hour. The JR Haruka limited express takes about 70 minutes and costs 2850 yen by non-reserved seat or around 3500 yen by reserved seat from Kansai Airport to Kyoto. There are departures every 30 minutes. With the Icoca & Haruka ticket, available to foreign tourists only, you can do the trip by non-reserved seat for only 1600 yen if you own or purchase an Icoca prepaid card.
By JR rapid trains
1 transfer, 100 minutes, 1880 yen, 4 connections per hour. Take the JR Airport Rapid from Kansai Airport to Osaka Station and transfer to a special rapid train along the JR Kyoto Line to Kyoto. The one way trip takes about 100 minutes and costs 1880 yen.
By Nankai and Hankyu Railways
2 transfers, 120 minutes, 1230-1600 yen, frequent connections. Take a Nankai express train from Kansai Airport to Tengachaya Station (40 minutes, 920 yen), and then the Sakaisuji Subway Line and Hankyu Kyoto Line to central Kyoto (about 60 minutes, 680 yen, one transfer of trains along the way, typically at Awaji, Ibarakishi or Takatsuki Station). A special ticket, the "Kyoto Access Ticket" (also known as "Kanku Access Ticket" if purchased in Kyoto), covers this route for only 1230 yen one way. This route is worth considering by people staying in central Kyoto along or around Shijo-dori Street.
By Nankai and Keihan Railways
2 transfers, 120 minutes, 1570 yen, frequent connections. Take a Nankai express train from Kansai Airport to Tengachaya Station (40 minutes, 920 yen), followed by a 10 minute ride on the Sakaisuji Subway Line to Kitahama (230 yen). From Kitahama, take the Keihan Main Line to central Kyoto (50 minutes, 410 yen). This route is worth considering by people staying in eastern Kyoto along the Keihan Line, e.g. Higashiyama or Gion.
Direct, 100 minutes, 2550 yen, 1-2 buses per hour. Direct airport buses from Kansai Airport to Kyoto Station take about 100 minutes and cost 2550 yen.
Direct, 90-150 minutes, 3600 yen per person (shuttle service), 20,000 yen (regular taxi). By regular taxi the trip costs around 20,000 to 25,000 yen and takes about 90-150 minutes depending on the destination in Kyoto. Furthermore, several taxi companies operate so called "shuttle services" (mini buses shared by several passengers) between the airport and a desired location in Kyoto for around 3600 yen per person. Advance reservations are required for these "shuttle services".
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