From the end of October to the end of November is the short koyo season, when maple trees turn to brilliant shades of red. Appreciating the beauty of koyo is just as popular as viewing cherry blossoms is in spring.
Premium Car service with designated seating only will begin service on limited express trains running between Osaka and Kyoto on August 20. Among the services not available with regular limited express seating, the Premium Cars will offer spacious seating, large tables, electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi. Refer to this webpage for information on purchasing tickets.
Learn about convenient bus services, including the limousine buses that connect Kyoto and Kansai International Airport.
Here we give our recommendations for hotels in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga.
Learn about sightseeing and other leisure activities, including a cruise on Osaka Bay.
Shopping and Dining
Along the Keihan rail lines, there are shopping malls, restaurants and lots of other great places to visit. Check out our suggestions.
- October 19, 2018
- We have added a link where you can see the latest information about this year's autumn colors to our home page and our Autumn Colors page.
- Septembr 21, 2018
- The latest [2018 Kyoto & Shiga Autumn Foliage] and [Away in Kyoto vol. 04] Special Features have been uploaded.
- June 8, 2018
- A new webpage was created for the
Kyoto-Osaka Sightseeing Pass (Greater KURAMA & KIBUNE area).