English Maps of Kyoto

Post date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When a foreign expatriate stays in Kyoto for a long period of time, first of all, it is necessary to grasp the Kyoto area and then look for a place to stay while considering the commuting route and children's commuting route. Among various types of maps, we will introduce recommended English maps of Kyoto, route maps, and apps.

Kyoto Prefecture Map

A map that can be checked by the entire Kyoto prefecture (English)

Map showing the layout of Kyoto Prefecture.

Kyoto guide book

This pamphlet covers not only the city of Kyoto but also Kyoto prefectures such as Higashiyama, West Kyoto, Ohara, Uji, and Fushimi, as well as Nara, Kobe, and Himeji.

Guide book containing information on many popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto.

Kyoto City Official Travel Guide


Kyoto Prefecture's Official Website


Kyoto city train map

Kyoto city railroad map (English)

Train map for Kyoto City.

Kinki area JR train map

JR route map of the Kinki region (Japanese/English)

Kyoto Tourist Guide + Route Map Apps

[KYOTO Trip+]

The official app of Kyoto Prefecture. Not only tourist information but also disaster prevention information, useful information is provided not only for tourists but also for residents.

Screen shots of Kyoto's offical transportation app.

[Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner]

The official app of Kyoto City. You can search bus/rail transfer routes in Kyoto city, sightseeing information of Kyoto city, and event information.

Other useful apps for living in Kyoto

The Kyoto Municipal Garbage Reduction and Garbage App is an official app of Kyoto City that promotes a campaign to recycle garbage while having fun and to reduce garbage. It also has a function to search the way to dispose of garbage and the collection point of recyclable materials, and to notify you of the day of garbage.

Screen shots of Kyoto Kogomi trash disposal app.