Kyoto World Heritage Loop Bus (K'LOOP) / Hop-on Hop-off

  • Simple routes, convenient timetable, best choice for exploring Kyoto!

K'LOOP runs on April 29, 30 and every day from May 3 to 7.

The total ridership of K'LOOP exceeded 100,000.
In commemoration of this, the fare were discounted to 2300 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children.
(Audio guide receiver rental fee, 500 yen, is included.)

Kyoto World  Heritage

The only bus system of its kind in Kyoto, K'LOOP allows you the freedom to enjoy World Heritage sites and other important cultural spots at your own pace.

Enjoy audio guidance while traveling.
Audio guides are available in 4 languages.
(Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

Visit Kyoto's attractive spots in comfort, by this "Hop-on Hop-off" Express Bus.

Toji Temple

Kinkakuji Temple


Nijo Castle(Nijo-jo)

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

One day pass.
Adult 2300 yen. Child 1000 yen.

Adult 2500 yen. Child 1000 yen. (After May 13.)
(Audio guide receiver rental fee is included.)
(If you don't need Audio guide, the fare is 1800 yen (2000 yen, after May 13.) for adults and 500 yen for children.)

Two days pass.
Adult 3500 yen. Child 1000 yen.

(Audio guide receiver rental fee is included.)
(If you don't need Audio guide, the fare is 3000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children.)

The fare is payable on the bus.

  • Bus operations
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

There are two types of booking. Please select one.

A, Book in advance via TripAdvisor.
Here. (in English)

B. Reservation for cash payment on the boarding point.
Here. (in English)

  • Convenient access to:

★World Heritage sites
Kinkakuji temple (Golden pavilion),
Ginkakuji Temple (Silver pavilion),
Kiyomizu-dera Temple,
Toji Temple,
Shimogamo Shrine,
Nishihonganji Temple,
and Nijo Castle.

★Important cultural spots
Seimei Shrine,
Kitano-temmangu Shrine,
Daitokuji Temple,
Heian Jingu Shrine,
Chion-in Temple,
Yasaka Shrine,
Kodaiji Temple,
and Sanjusangendo Temple.

Kyoto National Museum,
The National Museum of Modern Art,
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art,
Nishijin Textile Center,
and The Kyoto University Museum.

Kyoto Station (JR, Shinkansen, Kintetsu, Subway)
Nijojo Station (Subway)
Kitanohakubaicho Station (Keifuku Trains to Arashiyama)
Kitaoji Station (Subway)
Shichijo Station (Keihan Railways to Fushimi Inari and Osaka)
(It takes only 5 minutes to Fushimi Inari Station from Shichijo Station. We recommend you to visit Fushimi Inari after enjoying K'LOOP. Fushi Inari shrine open 24 hours.)

  • Route Map
  • The route is designed for convenient access to World Heritage sites, important sightseeing spots, museums and the city center.

    Kyoto World Heritage Loop Bus routes map

    1. Kyoto Station, Hachijo Gate (South Gate) JR, Shinkansen, Kintetsu lines.
    2. Shijo Kawaramachi, the heart of the city.
    3. Toji Temple, World Heritage.
    4. Nishi Honganji Temple, World Heritage.
    5. Nijo Castle, World Heritage. Nijojo Station, Subway Tozai(East-West) line.
    6. Seimei Jinja Shrine. Nishijin Textile Center.
    7. Kitano-temmangu Shrine.
    8. Kitanohakubaicho Station, Keifuku trains to Arashiyama.
    9. Kinkakuji Temple, Golden pavilion, World Heritage.
    10.Daitokuji Temple.
    11.Kamo-gawa River and Botanical Garden. Kitaoji Station, Subway Karasuma(North-South) line.
    12.Shimogamo Shrine and Tadasunomori Forest, World Heritage.
    13.Kyoto University and Hyakumanben Chion-ji
    14.Ginkakuji Temple, Silver pavilion, World Heritage.
    15.Heian Jingu Shrine. The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
    16.Chion-in Temple, Maruyama Park and Yasaka Jinja Shrine.
    17.Kiyomizu-dera Temple, World Heritage. Kodaiji Temple. Kiyomizu-zaka and Sannei-zaka.
    18.Kyoto National Museum. Sanjusangendo Temple. Shichijo Station, Keihan railway to Fushimi Inari and Osaka.
    19.Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Yodobashi. JR Kyoto Station, 5 minutes walk.

    • Time Table
    Simple timetable:
    Kyoto World Heritage Loop Bus K'Loop timetable

    • Starting points of your trip
    ★Kyoto Station Hachijo-main gate.
    West side of Hachijo-main gate. Platform "E1".

    ★The other stops.
    You can start at any Bus Stop.

    Tickets can be purchased on the bus.

    • Looking for persons willing to take part in a sightseeing behaviour survey!!
    • We are looking for persons willing to take part in a survey on sightseeing behaviour using Smartphone applications.
      The first 100 persons to apply will be presented with a QUO Card (worth 500 yen).
      • A QUO Card is a gift token (prepaid card) that can be used at facilities such as convenience stores and family restaurants nationwide.

      Check here for details of the survey and how to take part.
      We look forward to your participation.