Useful Bus for Visitors : Rakuraku-Line Bus No.105


1. Operation Routes / Hours

 The map below is the route of Rakuraku-line Bus  No.105 , in whole Kyoto city.

Rakuraku-line Bus  No.105  connects Kyoto station and Ginkakuji temple (silver pavilion) by way of Shijo-Kawaramachi (downtown area), Heian Jingu shrine, Nanzenji temple, Eikando temple, Philosopher’s walk.
This bus is not express, so, it stops at every bus stop between Kyoto Station and Ginkakuji temple, and the fare is normal
 ¥230 (¥120 for a child). Of course, Subway & Bus One-day Pass is accepted (¥1100).

Compared with limited express bus  No.100 , One thing to note that this bus  No.105  does not go to Kiyomizu-temple, but, it is useful when you go to downtown area after visiting Ginkakuji temple.

Please note that this bus is operated every 30 minutes, and only on weekends & holidays.

The bus operating hours is about …

From Kyoto Station :
9:00 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. 

From Ginkakuji-mae bus stop :
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

2. Attractions along the Route of Rakuraku-line Bus N0.105

What attractions can you visit by Rakuraku-line Bus  No.105  ?

The map below shows the bus stops and attractios accesible.

You can go to…

Downtown area (Shijo-Kawaramachi), Heian-jingu Shrine, Kyoto City Zoo, Nanzenji temple, Eikando temple, Philosopher’s walk, Ginkakuji temple and so on.

How long dose it take to attractions by Rakuraku-line Bus  No.105  ?

The followings are the main sections.

Kyoto Station ⇒ Downtown area :

at least 18 min
(bus ride 18 min, get off at Shijo-kawaramachi bus stop, walk 0 min)

Kyoto Station  Heian Jingu shrine :

at least 35 min
(bus ride 32 min, get off at Okazaki-Koen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop, walk 3 min)

Kyoto Station Eikando temple : 

at least 43  min
(bus ride 38 min, get off at Miyanomaecho bus stop, walk 5 min)

Kyoto Station  Ginkakuji (silver pavilion) temple

at least 49 min
(bus ride 44 min, get off at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, walk 5 min)

Downtown area (Shijo-Kawaramachi) Ginkakuji temple :

at least 29 min
(bus ride about 24 min between Shijo-kawaramachi and Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, walk 5 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 Rakuraku-line Bus  No.105  at Kyoto station is platform  A1 .

As mentioned before, the fare is ¥230 for an adult / ¥120 for a child (6 – 11 yares old) per ride, and is paid at the time of getting off.

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

If you plan to take other buses∗, subways, or especially limited express buses during the day, Subway & Bus One-Day Pass (¥1100 for an adult / ¥550 for a child) is recommended in some cases. including Kyoto City BusKyoto Bus, Keihan Bus or JR Bus.

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