Keihan Railways is a private rail company that has service from central Osaka to central Kyoto. It was the first private railway to offer service between the two cities, which began in 1910.
Its terminus in Kyoto is Demachiyanagi Station, which is under Kawabata Street, and convenient for Kyoto University, Doshisha University, and many other schools and businesses.
From there it runs parallel to the Kamo River to Marutamachi, Sanjo, Shijo, and then through the southern suburbs of Kyoto and on to Osaka.
In Osaka, it currently ends at Yodoyabashi Station, which is next to City Hall and along the city's one elegant boulevard, Midosuji.
Construction is currently under way to extend the line farther into Osaka. This fall, service will continue from Yodoyabashi on to Nakanoshima.
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