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Operator Keifuku Dentetsu
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1910
# of Lines 2
# of Cars
Mileage 11 km
Gauge 1435 mm
Stations 22
Power Overhead
Fare Media farecards
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 6/2003
Last Visit 6/2014
% Rode 100%

Kyoto Transit
Keifuku Railway

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Keifuku Railway

The Keifuku railway is an interurban line with two branches. It is more commonly referred to a Randen. IT does have heritage with the former Kyoto streetcar system.

Neither branch of the Randen reach the city center of Kyoto. The line to Omiya you must transfer to a bus or to the Hankyu subway for the rest of the trip into town. The Kitano branch the only option is bus.

The line is very popular with tourists witht he many temples and shrines along the line and especially at its terminus at Arashiyama

Choose your destination (in alphabetical order)

New Station Line Photos New
  Arashiyama Arashiyama 10  
  Kitabira no Tsuji Arashiyama & Kitano 10  
  Kitano Hakuba Kitano 2  
  Shijo-Omiya Arashiyama 7  
  Tenjingawa Arashiyama 13  
  Yards   4  
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