Passes for Buses & Subway in Kyoto : Type, Price and Covered Area
Note: on October, 2021, the price of Bus One -day Pass was changed into ¥700 for an adult, and ¥350 for a child. (Unfortunately, this Bus One-day Pass will be discontinued at the end of September 2023!)
Note 2: on October, 2021, the price of Subway & Bus One -day Pass was changed into ¥1,100 for an adult, and Subway & Bus Two-day Pass is no longer available.
1. Pass Type & Price
For shightseeing, mainly 2 types of day passes are available in Kyoto.
Bus One-Day Pass , and Subway & Bus One-Day Pass .
Bus One-Day Pass is ¥700 for an adult.
Official english name is Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto Bus & west JR Bus One-Day Pass.
This pass coveres most of the famous spots, such as Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari shrine, Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion), Ginkakuji temple (silver pavilion), Kiyomizudera temple, Gion, Nijo Castle and even Jingoji temple or Kouzanji temple in Takao area.
Unfortunately, this bus one-day pass will be discontinued at the end of September 2023.
Subway & Bus One-Day Pass is ¥1100 for an adult.
Official english name is Kyoto City Subway, Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto Bus, Keihan Bus & west JR Bus One-Day Pass.
This pass is also very useful. Because if you take subway, you can go to some spots on schdule and save time even on a peak season such as spring (around the end of March to the top of April) or Autumn (November).
Subway & Bus Two-Day Pass is no longer available. It was discontinued in March 2022.
2. Pass Type & Cost Effectiveness
Bus One-Day Pass is worth using, if you ride a bus 4 times or more a day.
Subway & Bus One-Day Pass is worth, if you plan to take subway and bus 5 times or more in total.
For example, the fare will be about ¥1200 for “Bus ride × 3 + Subway ride × 2” or “Bus ride × 2 + Subway ride × 3” .