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Information on transportation in Kyoto and tour tickets

Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau

One or two-day tickets for sightseeing in Kyoto

These are all-day passes for travel within an allocated block by City Bus, Municipal Subway Line or Kyoto Bus. One-day tickets are good for one day. Two-day tickets can be used until the following day.

  • One-day tickets
    Adults: 1,200yen Children: 600yen
  • Two-day tickets
    Adults: 2,000yen Children: 1,000yen

One-day passes for City Buses

These passes are good one whole day on City Buses within a designated area of Kyoto City. (There is a diagram of this area printed on the passes.) If you get off a bus outside of the designated area, you will have to pay the difference in fare.

  • Adults: 500yen Children: 250yen

Traffica Kyoto Card

These prepaid open cards are good for the Municipal Subway Line and City Buses. There is no limit to their use. Refunds are not given for "mileage" left over on the cards. The cards must be used as fare for the stipulated means of transportation.

  • Cards are available for 1,000yen / 3,000yen (3,000yen cards can be used for the amount of 3,300yen)

Surutto Kansai Area Card

These prepaid cards are good for City Buses, Municipal Subway lines, and the Hankyu and Keihan lines. There is no limit to their use. Refunds are not given for "mileage" left over on the cards. The cards must be used as fare for the stipulated means of transportation.

  • Cards are available for 1,000yen, 2,000yen, 3,000yen and 5,000yen.

Keifuku Dentetsu Tickets

One-day open tickets for Arashiyama These open tickets are good for one day on all Arashiyama lines (Keifuku Dentetsu Arashiyama Line). They are sold at the ticket counters at Shijo Ohmiya, Arashiyama, Kitano Hakubai-cho, Katabiranotsuji, and hotels.

  • Adults: 500yen Children: 250yen

Special One-day Open Tickets for Arashiyama

These open tickets are good for one day on all Keifuku Dentetsu Arashiyama Lines. They come with tickets for Hogon-in at Tenryu - ji Temple. They are sold at the ticket counters at Shijo Ohmiya, Arashiyama, Kitano Shiraume-cho, Katabiranotsuji, and hotels.

  • Adults: 900yen

Surutto Kansai (Kansai Area Tickets)

Kansai two-day pass tickets / three-day pass tickets

The tickets are good for two or three days in the Kansai area. They can be used in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Wakayama, for municipal subway lines, private railways or buses (not including JR lines). Two-day tickets are good for two consecutive days. Three-day tickets are good for three consecutive days. If you show these passes at certain temples and other places in Kyoto you will receive special privileges. You must show your passport when purchasing these tickets.

  • Two-day tickets
    Adults: 3,800yen Children: 1,900yen
  • Three-day tickets
    Adults: 5,000yen Children: 2,500yen

(These tickets can be used on many private railways, not including the JR.)

Raku Bus (a City bus for three popular area in Kyoto City)

Kyoto City operate a foreign-tourist-friendly bus service, RAKU BUS ("Raku" meaning Kyoto), along three Kyoto City Bus routes that travel through popular sightseeing areas. The buses are distinctively painted with images of the four seasons in Kyoto, and provide enhanced on-board announcements in English.

The flat fare is 220 yen each time (as of April 2005).


To Higashiyama, Heian Shrine, Ginkakuji Temple

(East route): From Kyoto Station the bus goes to the Higashiyama area such as Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka-jinja Shrine. Then, it goes to the Okazaki area such as Heian-jingu Shrine, Eikan-do Temple and Nazen-ji Temple and goes to Ginkaku-ji Temple. Then it comes back to Kyoto Station.


To Nijo Castle, Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, Kinakaku-ji Temple

(Central route): From Kyoto Station the bus goes to Nijo Castle, Horikawa Imadegawa where Nishijin Textile Center is located, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinakaku-ji Temple and Daikoku-ji Temple. It finally goes to Kitano Tenman- gu Shrine, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Daitoku-ji Temple. It finally goes to Kitao-ji Bus Terminal and then comes back to Kyoto Station. At Kitano Hakubai-cho, Bus Route 101 connects to the Keifuku Railway bound for Arashiyama.

To Ginkaku-ji-Kinkaku-ji Temple, Daitoku-ji Temple

(North route) From Ginkakuji-michi the bus goes along Imadegawa Street to Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nishijin Textile Center, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkaku-ji Temple. It finally goes to Daitoku-ji Temple and then comes back. At Kitano Hakubai-cho, The bus connects to the Keifuku Railway bound for Arashiyama. At Demachiyanagi-eki- mae, it connects to the Eizan Rilway bound for Kurama.


Board the bus from the back door. Please walk towards the front. The exit door is at the front. The fare should be paid when getting off the bus.

Detail: How to board the bus Link
http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html

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