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If you would like to tour Kyoto, but are worried about your Japanese ability and whether you can make bus and train transfers properly, we have the answer. We recommend the city's regular tour bus, which stops at Kyoto's main sightseeing spots.

What is the regular tour bus?

We offer model courses on this bus, which allows you to tour the main sightseeing spots of the city of Kyoto! The regular tour bus has a support system that earns rave reviews even from non-Japanese travelers.
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Three advantages of the regular tour bus

  • Point1. No bus or train transfers necessary.
  • Point2. Announcements are made in several languages. *1
  • Point3. Sightseeing facility entrance fees included. There is no need to worry about money when you get off at a sightseeing spot.

Note: 1 The tour guide will speak in Japanese. For other languages, use the foreign language guidance system.

Example of a regular tour bus itinerary (half-day)

Kyoto station Karasuma Exit (Departure time: 10:30 a. m. ),Kinkakuji (the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, 35 min. ), Kiyomizu-dera temple (110 min. ), Ginkakuji (the Temple of the Silver Pavilion, 45 min. ),Kyoto station Karasuma Exit (Arrival time: 3:30 p.m.)

Choose from among four itineraries.

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Itineraries for Experiencing Kyoto

HW - Half-day in the Morning Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine & Sanjusangendo

This is a half-day morning tour to visit Sanjusangendo, in which 1,000 Kannon statues are stored,and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, which is famous for one thousand torii gates.
  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exitto
  • Sanjusangendo (40 min.)to
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (70 min.)to
  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exit
Fare
From 2,950 yen for adults, 1,680 yen for children
Dates available Jan. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2017
Departure location Kyoto station Karasuma Exit
Departure time 9:50 a.m. Arrival time 12:20 p.m.

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GW - Maiko(apprentice geisha) Dance & Commemorative Photo

This extremely popular tour includes a reservation to meet a maiko (apprentice geisha), a rare treat.
  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exitto
  • Shozan garden & Maiko Dance (90 min.)to
  • taking in the nighttime view from the mountaintop of Higashiyama (10 minutes.)to
  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exit

Note: The night view may be replaced by a city drive, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Fare
From 8,060 yen for adults, 6,770 yen for children
Dates available Jan. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2017 (Note:Unavailable some specific days)
Departure location Kyoto station Karasuma Exit
Departure time 5:40 p.m. Arrival time 9:10 p.m.

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BD - Kyoto One-day Tour

  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exitto
  • Kiyomizu-dera(110 min.)to
  • Kodai-ji(60 min.)to
  • Kinkaku-ji(40 min.)to
  • Ryuan-ji(45 min.)to
  • Kyoto Sta. Karasuma Exit
Fare
From 6,200 yen for adults, 2,750 yen for children
Dates available Apr. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2017 (Note:Unavailable some specific days)
Departure location Kyoto station Karasuma Exit
Departure time 10:30 a.m. Arrival time 4:30 p.m.

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Important points

  • Itineraries and times are subject to change due to weather and traffic.
  • The tour guide will speak in Japanese. For other languages, use the foreign language guidance system.
  • Online reservations only.
  • Call from Japan: 050-5805-0383, from overseas: +81 (50) 5805-0383.
  • Business Hours: 10AM-2PM; 3PM-7PM Japan Standard Time Everyday

How to get to Kyoto from anywhere in Japan

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