How to travel between Iga Ueno and Kyoto

By Japan Railways (JR)

Take the JR Nara Line from Kyoto to Kizu (35 minutes) and then the JR Kansai Line to Iga-Ueno (45 minutes) with a transfer at Kamo Station five minutes into the journey. At Iga-Ueno Station, change to the Iga Railway to Ueno-shi (5 minutes). The entire trip takes just under two hours and costs 1400 yen (1140 yen for JR and 260 yen for the Iga Railway). There is generally one connection per hour. The trip is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, the JR Kansai Area Pass and the JR Kansai Wide Area Pass except for the section of the Iga Railway.

By Kintetsu Railways

Access by Kintetsu Railways is slower and more expensive than by JR, but it is fully covered by the Kintetsu Rail Pass (except eventual limited express fees) and as far as Iga-Kanbe by the Kansai Thru Pass. From Kyoto, take an express train along the Kintetsu Kashihara Line to Yamato-Yagi (60 minutes) and transfer to the Kintetsu Osaka Line to Iga-Kanbe (45 minutes). From Iga-Kanbe take the Iga Railway to Ueno-shi (25 minutes). The entire trip takes about 2.5 hours and costs 1740 yen. There is generally one connection per hour.

By highway bus

Mie Kotsu operates two daily highway buses between Kyoto and Iga Ueno. The one way journey takes 90 minutes and costs 1500 yen. Online reservations can be made through

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.


Iga Ueno's most centrally located railway station is Uenoshi Station along the Iga Railway Line (formerly known as Kintetsu Iga Line). From the closest JR station, Iga Ueno Station, Uenoshi Station can be reached in a seven minute train ride along the Iga Railway Line (260 yen one way). All of Iga Ueno's major attractions are located in and around Ueno Park, a short walk north of Uenoshi Station.