Useful Bus for Visitors : Raku Bus No.100 (Attention! currently out of service, as of 2023)


1. Operation Routes / Hours

 The map below is the route of Raku Bus No.100 in whole Kyoto city. ( Please note: unfortunately, all Raku Bus are currently out of service for an undetermined period of time. )

Raku Bus No.100 connects Kyoto station and Ginkakuji temple (silver pavilion) by way of Kiyomizu temple, Gion area and Heian Jingu shrine.

The bus operating hours is about …

From Kyoto Station :
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (weekdays), 6:00 p.m. (weekends & holidays)

From Ginkakuji-mae bus stop :
8:00 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. (weekdays), 6:40 p.m. (weekends & holidays)

This bus is operated about every 10 min, so very convenient.

  « Notice »  

Usually, local buses in Kyoto are boarded from the rear door and exited from the front because of paying the fares when you get off.

But, from March 16, 2019, only Raku Bus No.100 are boarded from the front door, and pay the fares when you get on, to prevent from delay. (March 20, 2020, Raku Bus No.101, 102 are also changed so.)

2. Attractions along the Route of Raku Bus N0.100

What attractions can you visit by Raku Bus No.100 ?

The map below shows the bus stops and attractios accesible.

You can go to…

Kiyomizu temple, Gion area / Yasaka jinja shrine, Ginkakuji temple, Sanjusangendo temple, Kyoto National Museum, Heian-jingu Shrine, Kyoto City Zoo, Nanzenji temple, Eikando temple, Philosopher’s walk and so on.

How long dose it take to attractions by Raku Bus No.100 ?

The followings are the main sections.

Kyoto Station  Kiyomizu temple : 

at least 23  min
(bus ride 13 min, get off at Gojozaka bus stop, walk 10 min)

Kyoto Station ⇒ Gion area / Yasaka jinja shrine :

at least 19 min
(bus ride 18 min, near Gion bus stop, walk 1 min)

Kyoto Station  Heian Jingu shrine :

at least 29 min
(bus ride 26 min, get off at Okazaki-Koen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop, walk 3 min)

Kyoto Station  Ginkakuji (silver pavilion) temple

at least 42 min
(bus ride 37 min, get off at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, walk 5 min)

Kiyomizu temple  Ginkakuji temple :

at least 40 min
(bus ride about 25 min, between Gojozaka / Kiyomizu-michi and Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, walk 15 min in total)

Gion area / Yasaka jinja shrine  Ginkakuji temple :

at least 26 min
(bus ride about 20 min between Gion and Ginkakuji-michi  bus stop, walk 6 min in total)

Please note that…

on peak season such as cherry blossoms (from the end of March to the beginning of April) or autumun leaves (November), it takes more time to get to each attractions becouse of heavy traffic jam.


3. Bus Stop Guide at Kyoto Station

The bus stop for Raku Bus No.100 at Kyoto station is platform D1, near Bus Ticket Center building.

The fare is ¥230 for an adult / ¥120 for a child (6 – 11 yares old) per ride.

No matter where you get off, the fare is the same.

If you ride a bus 4 times a day, you should get Bus One-Day Pass.
(¥700 for an adult / ¥350 for a child).
∗including Kyoto City BusKyoto Bus or JR Bus.

You can buy the Bus One-Day Pass from vending machines in the Kyoto station bus terminal.