Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How to go to Japan, Kyoto

  Yesterday I talked about a great professional baseball player “Kenta Maeda”. His career as the professional baseball player started in Hiroshima Toyo Carp. But actually he was born in Osaka. As you know, Osaka, Kyoto are in the Kansai area. Recently some friends asked me how to go to Japan, especially Kyoto. Kyoto is a very beautiful city, and there are many temple and shrine. If you are interested in Japanese culture, I recommend you to visit Kyoto. That’s why I‘d like to show you how to go to Kyoto.

1      From Haneda Airport in Tokyo
If you want to visit not only Kyoto but also Tokyo, it’s better to arrive Haneda Airport from the Airport in your country. Haneda Airport is the very convenient and very beautiful, and there are many restaurants and souvenirs shops. So after arriving you can enjoy shopping. In addition, many airport staffs can speak English, but I’m not sure if the staffs in souvenir shop can speak English or not.

Anyway how to go to Kyoto from Tokyo is as follows.

    A  You get on Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsu-cho.
    B  At Hamamatsu-cho station you transfer to Yamanote line (Uchimawari).
        I think many people can understand the meaning of the word “Uchimawari”
        You don’t have to be worried about it. You can ask it.
        “Uchimawari wa doko desuka ? Where is Uchimawari ?
    C   From Hamamatsu-cho you go to the Tokyo station, and get on Shinkansen.
        But Shinkansen express fee is a little bit expensive. (from Tokyo to Kyoto about 13,000 Yen( about 100 )).
    D   It takes under 3 hours to go to Kyoto by Shinkansen. Shinkansen is very comfortable.

2      From Kansai Internatinal Airport in Osaka
This way is very easy to understand. You can find “Kansai kuko station” very easily at the Kansai Airport.
From the station you can get on “Haruka”express. The train is very comfortable and you can have some space for your suitcase. The train goes to the Kyoto station directly. That’s why it’s easy to go to Kyoto.

I hope you have a nice trip !!
    Next time I give you some useful information for your trip.

   See you !!