The first bus system of its kind in Kyoto, the World Heritage Tour Bus allows you the freedom to enjoy World Heritage sites and other important cultural spots at your own pace. Enjoy audio guidance while travelling between stops.
Unlimited hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.
Visit Kyoto's cultural and UNESCO World Heritage listed spots.
Travel between spots in comfort - seating for every passenger!
Fare: Adult 2100 yen Child 1050 yen
One day unlimited entry/exit pass.
Audio guides featuring Kyoto facts and history available in 4 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
English / Chinese / Korean audio receiver rental fee: 1 day 500 yen. 2000 yen deposit (refunded upon return).
Bus operations: Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays.
(no operation between 12/26 and 1/4)
Information/Map and timetable (PDF)
The route is designed for convenient access to World Heritage sites and other important sightseeing spots.
A Kyoto Station
B World Heritage Nishihonganji Temple
C World Heritage Nijo Castle, Nijojo Station
D Seimei Shrine
E Kitano-temmangu Shrine
F Kitanohakubaicho Station
G World Heritage Kinkakuji Temple
H Daitokuji Temple
I Kitaoji Station
J World Heritage Shimogamo Shrine
K Demachiyanagi Station
L World Heritage Ginkakuji Temple
M Heian Jingu Shrine
N Chion-in Temple
O Kodaiji Temple
P World Heritage Kiyomizu Temple
Q Sanjusangendo Temple
Simple timetable: one bus per hour
Ticket Sales Location and starting point of your trip
Kyoto Station - Sightseeing Bus Center
Nijo Castle - Purchase on bus
Kitanohakubaicho Station - Purchase on bus
Kitaoji Station - Purchase on bus
Demachiyanagi Station - Purchase on bus
Please refrain from eating or drinking alcoholic beverages on the bus.
This is a non-smoking bus.
Toilets are not available on this bus.
Seating is limited, so please be aware that you may not be able to board if the bus is full.
Seats are unreserved.
Due to road traffic conditions there is a possibility of delays.
Size limits are in place for carry-on luggage.
Audio guidance will be given in Japanese if audio guide devices are not functioning.