Kyoto Bus operates in an extensive area around the city: from Kyoto’s mountains, Kurama and Kutsuki, to the border of Shiga Prefecture, and from the west, with Kiyotaki, to the east, with Mt. Hiei’s Enryaku-ji Temple. You can also ride to Arashiyama, Suzumushi-dera Temple and Ohara as well.
The Kyoto Buses are a contrasting red and beige color.
- The fare for adults starts at 230 JPY per ride. The fare for children starts at 120 JPY.
- *Fares are roughly uniform in the city center, but fares may vary for riding certain sections of routes.
- Kansai One Pass and other IC cards can be used. There are sets for tourists which include 1-day passes for both subways and buses for 900 JPY (not usable on private railways), etc. See details here.
Keihan Buses are a similar red and white color, so be careful not to get on the wrong bus.