1. Attractions you can visit along with JR Bus Route
What attractions are accessible by JR bus ?
Actually, JR bus has only one route in Kyoto city.
The number of JR bus operated is basically every 30 minute, especially on saturday, sunday, japanese national holiday and aroud noon on weekday.
(On some weekday other than noon, may operated every 15 minute for Ryoanji temple.)
So you can not go around Kyoto for sightseeing only by JR bus.
But if you don’t mind walking from bus stop, and don’t worry about time, it is possible to visit some attractions by JR bus.
For example, you can go to Kyoto Aquarium, Ryoanji temple (world heritage) and Ninnaji temple (world heritage) directly.
If you don’t mind walking from bus stop, you can visit Nijo castle (world heritage), Kitano Tenmangu shrine and Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion, world heritage).
The followings is the list & map of attractions with bus route.