1. Buses in Kyoto
In Kyoto city, bus services are operated by mainly 4 bus companies, such as Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto Bus, Keihan Bus and West JR Bus.
Kyoto City Bus colored green covers all over the Kyoto city except for upper north area (Ohara, Kurama) and east side area (Yamashina).
Kyoto Bus colored brown covers west side area (Arashiyama), upper norh area (Ohara, Kibune, Kurama) from Kyoto station or downtown area (Shijo-Kawaramachi / Hankyu railway Kawaramachi station).
Recently, this bus company (Kyoto Bus) has been jointly operating with Kyoto City Bus and expanding the range of aavailable free passes. For more details, click here.
Keihan Bus colored red covers east side area (Yamashina) from the downtown area and Kyoto station.
One-day bus pass does not allow you to ride on the Keihan Bus, but One-day subway & bus pass allow you except for some routes. For more information, click here.
West JR Bus colored blue has only one route operated from Kyoto station to Takao, Shuzan (upper northwest area).
Recently, this West JR Bus has been jointly operating with Kyoto City Bus and expanding the range of flat fare sections and free passes that can be used. For more information, click here.
The map below shows the each bus operation area in Kyoto, please check!