Regional Information Kyoto

Innovation Capital Kyoto

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Trade and Commerce Division, Department of Commerce, Labor and TourismExternal site: a new window will open.

Yabunouchi-cho, Nishiiru, Shinmachi, Shimotachiuri-dori, Kamikyo-ku, Kyoto-city Kyoto Prefecture 602-8570
Tel: +81-75-414-4840 Fax: +81-75-414-4870


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The information below is as of November 2017.

Kyoto is geographically close to Osaka and Kobe. Indeed, these make up a single area closely linked by rail and road.
Railways are particularly prevalent in this area, with multiple lines run by JR and numerous privately owned operators and well-organized timetables.
This provides excellent access to all parts of the region.

Free Wi-Fi is available in some parts of downtown areas.


The transportation network is well-developed and convenient. By the Meishin and Hanshin Expressways and Keiji Bypass, Kyoto City is accessible in around 40 minutes from Osaka City, an hour from Kobe City and 90 minutes from Nagoya City.


Kansai International Airport, the first 24-hour airport in Japan and a major international freight hub, is just around 75 minutes away from Kyoto City by JR's express train Haruka. Similarly, it takes approximately 90 minutes from Chubu Centrair International Airport to Kyoto City by the Tokaido Shinkansen and Meitetsu Railway's Tokoname Line.


Kyoto's Maizuru Port is rapidly being equipped to become a major center for the transit of people, goods and information in the area surrounding Sea of Japan, and was selected as the hub port along the Sea of Japan in 2011. Already, it serves as the gateway to the Kansai economic area from the side of Sea of Japan.

Kyoto's Maizuru Port is a ninety-minute drive from the central of Kyoto City.


Kyoto Station is a core stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen, just around 140 minutes from Tokyo and 40 minutes from Nagoya.

From Osaka, Kyoto Station is reachable within a mere half hour by the JR Tokaido Line, or 14 minutes by Shinkansen.