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Hello there,

If you want to travel to those 3 locations from Kyoto Station then the easiest way is to just use the JR network. A Japan Rail Pass or a Kansai Area Pass will cover all of those journeys. You can use the Japan Rail Pass on JR trains across Japan. The Kansai Area Pass is just for western Japan so it is a lot cheaper. Here are some links with information about those:
https://www.japanstation.com/japan-rail-pass-discounted-travel-on-japan-railways/
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/pass/kansai/

Now about trains... To get to Fushimi Inari you should use the JR Nara Line. This departs from platforms 8, 9 & 10 at Kyoto Station and takes about 5 minutes to get to JR Inari Station (which is right in front of the shrine. For more detailed information check here: https://www.kyotostation.com/jr-nara-line-for-tofukuji-inari-uji-nara/

To get to Arashiyama you should use the JR Sagano Line. This departs from platforms 31, 32 and 33 at Kyoto Station and takes about 17 minutes to get to JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. For more information check here:  https://www.kyotostation.com/jr-sagano-line-for-nijo-uzumasa-saga-arashiyama/

To get to Osaka I recommend using the Special Rapid service on the JR Kyoto Line. The Special Rapid Train departs from platforms 4 and 5 at Kyoto Station and takes about 28 minutes to get to Osaka Station. For more information check here: https://www.kyotostation.com/jr-kyoto-line-for-osaka-sannomiya-himeji/

I hope that helps!

Best wishes,

Michael

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