Built in 1924, Kyoto Racecourse is the premier racecourse of Western Japan. Kyoto Racecourse holds the same number of race meetings as other major racecourses, with five meetings a year. Major races are the Tenno Sho (spring; G1), the Kikuka Sho (the Japanese St. Leger), the Mile Championship (G1), the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) and the Shuka Sho.
Admission: 200 Yen (live race day)
URL: http://jra.jp/facilities/race/kyoto/index.html (Japanese)
- Approx. 5 minutes on foot from Keihan Dentetsu Yodo Station.
- Approx. 20 minutes by nonstop bus from JR Yamazaki Station.
- Approx. 20 minutes by bus from Hankyu Dentetsu (Railway) Minase Station.
- Buses (fare charged) run between Kyoto Racecourse and JR Yamazaki Station and Hankyu Dentetsu Minase Station every Saturday and Sunday while races are held.