Useful Bus for Visitors : Raku Bus No.101 (Atteintion! currently out of service, as of 2023)


1. Operation Routes / Hours

 The map below is the route of Raku Bus No.101 in whole Kyoto city. ( Please note: Unfortunately, all Raku Bus are currently out of service for an undetermined period of time. )

Raku Bus No.101 connects Kyoto Station and Subway Kitaoji station by way of Nijo castle, Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion).

The bus operating hours is about …

From Kyoto station :
8:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.

From Kinkakuji-michi bus stop to Kyoto station :
7:15 a.m. – 5:25 p.m.

This bus is operated about every 20 min.

If your destination is Nijo castle or Kinkakuji temple,
Bus No.111 is also available at Kyoto station, operated between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  « 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 Mar. 20th, 2021, Raku Bus No.101 are also boarded from the front door, and pay the fares when you get on, to prevent from delay, in addition to other Raku Bus No.100 and No.102.

2. Attractions along the Route of Raku Bus N0.101 with Bus Stop Map

What attractions can you visit by Raku Bus No.101 ?

The map below shows the bus stops and attractios accesible.

You can go to…

Nijo castle, Kitano Tenmangu shrine, Kinkakuji temple, Daitokuji temple and so on.

How long dose it take to attractions by Raku Bus No.101 ?

The followings are the main sections.

Kyoto Station  Nijo castle 

at least 20  min
(bus ride 19 min, get off at Nijojo-mae bus stop, walk 1 min)

Kyoto Station  Kitano Tenmangu shrine :

at least 31 min
(bus ride 30 min, get off at Kitano-Tenmangu-mae bus stop, walk 1 min)

Kyoto station  Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion)

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

Nijo castle ⇔ Kinkakuji temple :

at least 24 min
(bus ride about 18 min, between Nijojo-mae and Kinkakuji-michi bus stop, walk 6 min in total)

Subway Kiotaoji station  Kinkakuji temple :

at least 14 min
(bus ride about 9 min, Get off at Kinkakuji-michi  bus stop, walk 5 min)

Please note that…

on peak season such as cherry blossoms (from late March to early 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.101 at Kyoto station is platform B2.

If your destination is Nijo castle or Kinkakuji temple, you can take bus No.111 (the picture below) that departs from the same bus stop, B2. (Bus No.111 used to be called Nijojo-Kinkakuji-Express bus before March 16, 2019.)  Note: Bus No.111 are also out of service for an undetermined period of time. 

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 Bus , Kyoto Bus or JR Bus.

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