4. Comparison with Kansai Thru Pass
Kansai Thru Pass is Not IC card.
This pass is the unlimited 2-day or 3-day type ticket, covers Kansai area such as Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama (includ Mt. Koya) and Otsu (Lake Biwa).
You can ride almost all trains and buses over the Kansai area.
A good thing about this ticket is that you don’t need to use it on consecutive 2 or 3 days.
For example, you can use 2-day pass on Monday and on Thursday.
But, important point is that you can Not ride JR line with this pass.
You can also ride Keihan Bus except for sightseeing bus or airport limousine bus.
Of course, you can not ride JR line with this pass in Kyoto, either.
So, this pass is convenient if you plan to travel around Kansai area without JR railway line.
« The pass price »
・2-day ticket : ¥4,480 (adult) / ¥2,240 (age 6 to 12)
・3-day ticket : ¥5,600 (adult) / ¥2,800 (age 6 to 12)
« Where to buy Kansai Thru Pass in Kyoto »
1. Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto (open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Kyoto Tower building 3rd fl. in front of kyoto station bus terminal
2. Kyoto station Bus Ticket Center (open 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
locatede between bus terminal and taxi stand, where also sells “Kansai One Pass”, a type of IC card, ICOCA