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Kyoto is a relatively easy city to navigate. Streets are set on a grid system, with avenues running north-south crossed by streets running east-west. While a number of sites well-worth a visit are within walking distance in the city-center, taking private or public transportation will be necessary to visit sites located on the outskirts of the city.
For most destinations around the city, you can rely on the public bus system to provide reliable and efficient transportation across the city.One of the most convenient lines to take is the bus number 100, which provides service to most major sites located within the city. Bus number 10 runs every 10 minutes from Kyoto Station, and hours of service are from 7:50 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. For fares within the city center, prices are 220 Yen for adults and 110 Yen for children aged 6 to 12. For travel outside of the city center, the cost of a fare depends on the distance traveled.
There are two subway lines that service the cities, one that runs north-west, and one that runs east-west. Both lines converge at the Karasuma Oike Station in central Kyoto. Service on the subway runs from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and fares range from 210 to 340 Yen for adults and 110 to 170 Yen for children aged 6 to 12.
Because navigation within the city is a snap, in addition to walking, you may consider renting a bicycle. There are several places to rent bikes within the city.