The Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route is a fantastic way to tour the Miyama area (Miyama-cho, Nantan city), famous for Kayabuki-no-Sato, as well as the seasonal landscapes of the Keihoku area (Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city), on local buses. Take this opportunity to unwind in the middle of nature. For those who want to take a relaxing trip against fabulous scenery... For those who want to dig in to local cuisine and sake... This trip is for you! Just one hour away from the center of Kyoto city lie these beautiful natural landscapes. Why not take a slow, easy trip on the local buses of the area.
Buses and trains cover the entire route from start to finish
As the entire route uses local buses and the JR train services, there is no need for any reservations, making the trip trouble-free and easy to enjoy at any time. And, with no need to drive yourself, you can look out at the spectacular views from the bus windows, delight in sake from local breweries, and enjoy your trip that little bit more.
The looping route allows visitors to gaze out of the windows at the charming scenery
It would be a shame to have to see the same scenery both on the way and on the way back from such a valuable trip. Luckily, the Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route runs in a loop through the Miyama and Keihoku regions. The routes in and out of Kyoto city differ, too, so visitors can take in an abundance of scenery from various mountain villages.
A clear bus timetable enables visitors to travel with peace-of-mind
It is common to hear of those reluctant to travel on buses in rural areas due to the lack of bus services, difficulty in connecting to other routes, and complexity of bus timetables. On the Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route, however, there is no need to worry. Using buses with convenient access to tourist spots, and a clear, easy-to-understand timetable, the route has been carefully created to allow first-timers to travel on local buses with peace-of-mind.
About the Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route
The Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route has two kinds of routes.
From the center of Kyoto city, travelers can access either the Hiyoshi or Shuzan areas (start and finish points of the Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route) on the JR Sagano Line (Hiyoshi) or JR bus (Shuzan).
At Omiya station (Hankyu Kyoto Line), you can transfer to the West JR bus for Shuzan. At Nijo Station (Subway Tozai Line), you can transfer to theJR train for Hiyoshi Station (JR Sagano Line) and the West JR bus for Shuzan. So,easy access from the hotels in central Kyoto!