2. By Bus
From Kyoto station to the Gion area, Kyoto City Bus No. 100 , 106 , 110 , 86 and 206 are available. (Attention! Currently, express type bus No.100, 106 and 110 are out of service for an undetermined period!)
It takes about 18 – 21 minutes by any route. So, please ride any early bus.
The followings are the details.
Bus No. 100 is also called “Raku Bus”, meaning special express bus for visitors to visit famous spots in Kyoto easily. (out of service!)
Bus No. 106 and 110 are not Raku Bus, but both are Express type bus such as Raku Bus, so they are also convenient. (out of service!)
On schedule, how long each bus route takes and how often they operate are usually about…
No.100 : 18 minutes & 8 times per hour (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
No.106 : 17 minutes & 2 times per hour (only in the daytime on weekends & holidays)
No.110 : 18 minutes & 1 or 2 times per hour (only in the daytime)
No.86 : 21 minutes & 3 or 4 times per hour (mostly on weekends & holidays)
No.206 : 21 minutes & 8 times per hour (5:30a.m. to 11:00p.m.)
Those five buses do not have much difference in time, so, please use any early bus you can ride.
Please note that…
it may takes more time on peak season∗ because of heavy traffic jam.
∗Peak season : cherry blossam (late March to early April), autumn leaves (November) and consecutive holidays in Japan (late April to early May)
2-1 Bus Stops Information at Kyoto Station
There ara many bus stops in Kyoto Station.
When you ride, which bus stop in Kyoto Station can you ride those buses for Gion area ?
Please find out the bus stops displayed…
D1 for Bus No. 100 , 106 and 110 n (Note: out of service currently!)
D2 for Bus No. 206 and 86
Those bus stops are located in north side of Kyoto Station, between Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station.