About Keihan’s Lines
Keihan’s lines connect Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga (Otsu). Along our lines, you can find many great sightseeing locations, including Osaka Castle, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Gion, Kiyomizu Temple and Shimogamo Shrine. In addition to the Keihan Main Line that connects Osaka and Kyoto, Keihan’s lines include the Uji Line that goes to Byodo-in Temple, the Otsu Line which runs along Lake Biwa to connect Kyoto and Shiga, and other lines. It takes about 50 minutes with no transfer to travel from Osaka to Kyoto by limited express train. With convenient connections to JR, the Osaka City Subway, the Kyoto Municipal Subway and other lines, Keihan is an essential part of your sightseeing journey in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga.
Station Map of Major Stations
Types of Train Service
The destination and type of train service are displayed on the outside of each train near the top. The information is provided in English below the Japanese, and the train types are color-coded.
Trains stop at stations marked with a [ ● ] symbol on the route map.
Rapid Limited Exp.
Sub-exp. (Commuter Sub-exp.)
Rapid Exp. (Commuter Rapid Exp.)
Express (Midnight Exp.)
Other Keihan Group Routes
- Randen - Arashiyama Electric Tram Railway(Keifuku Electric Railroad)
- This is the last train in Kyoto that runs on surface roads. It is an
excellent way to see the sights, from Omiya in Shijo, the heart of the city,
to Arashiyama, the foremost place in Japan to visit. The train tracks take
visitors to five World Heritage Sites, including Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the
Golden Pavilion) and Ryoan-ji Temple. Package fares are available, including
an all-day pass for 500 yen (all lines included!) and a pass with a discount
on temple and shrine admissions. The old-fashioned train brings a feel of
the past. Get ready to be excited by the old capital of Kyoto!
- Eizan Electric Railway
- Eizan Electric Railway has two lines, the Eizan Main Line starting at
Demachiyanagi Station and traveling to Ohara and Mount Hiei, and the Kurama
Line which services the Kibune and Kurama area, called the "drawing room of
Kyoto." With cherry blossoms and green growth in spring, cool evenings in
summer, colorful tree foliage in fall and snowy landscapes in winter, Kibune
and Kurama bring you close to the four seasons of northern Kyoto. Filled
with places that are off the beaten path, the Eizan lines are favorites
among those who know the ins and outs of Kyoto.