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Kyoto Bus

Kyoto Bus

Kyoto Bus operates in an extensive area around the city: from Kyoto’s mountains, Kurama and Kutsuki, to the border of Shiga Prefecture, and from the west, with Kiyotaki, to the east, with Mt. Hiei’s Enryaku-ji Temple. You can also ride to Arashiyama, Suzumushi-dera Temple and Ohara as well.
The Kyoto Buses are a contrasting red and beige color.


  • The fare for adults starts at 230 JPY per ride. The fare for children starts at 120 JPY.
    • *Fares are roughly uniform in the city center, but fares may vary for riding certain sections of routes.
  • Kansai One Pass and other IC cards can be used. There are sets for tourists which include 1-day passes for both subways and buses for 900 JPY (not usable on private railways), etc. See details here.


Keihan Buses are a similar red and white color, so be careful not to get on the wrong bus.