The closest airport would be Osaka Airport,which is just a kilometreês bus ride away from central Kyoto.
The Kansai and Osaka International Airports have many worldwide airline operations, particularly AirAsia.
Cars can be used, but most of Kyotoês roads are pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, so it is recommended to either walk, cycle, or take the bus around Kyoto.
By local trains, the one way trip from Tokyo to Kyoto takes about nine hours and typically involves about four transfers of trains.
Kyoto boasts of a dense bus network, which seamlessly connects every tourist destination together. Tourists may procure the Kyoto One Day Bus Card or the Kyoto One Day Card (approximately JPY 600) that will make bus rides more convenient.