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Transportation Tickets & Passes

Transportation Tickets & Passes

Traveling around Kyoto city could be more affordable by using tickets and passes which each transportation company provides.
Here, we gathered those tickets and passes information.
Some of them can be purchased at the tourist information center “Kyo Navi” in Kyoto station, which is run by us.

Tickets and Passes available at Kyo Navi (PDF)


This card will let you use all train and bus lines in the Kansai region, which includes cities Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe.
It can be recharged at train stations and convenience stores.
*Buses do not offer unlimited rides.
3,000 JPY (500 JPY for deposit included.)
*Please note that there are some lines/stations/stops that do not accept IC cards.
KANSAI ONE PASS Website: (Languages: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Japanese)

Kansai Area Pass

This is an unlimited pass to use Haruka, the express train linking Kansai Airport to Kyoto, and JR and other lines in the area around Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Himeji. There are passes available for between 1 and 4 days.
As a bonus, you get a 1-day pass to use the Kyoto City Subway and Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway (excludes certain areas), so this pass is perfect for exploring Kyoto.

Click here for more details about Kansai Area Pass.

To purchase, please click here

Subway, Bus One-Day Pass

Price: 1,100 JPY (Child 550 JPY) 

This pass will let you visit almost all the major sightseeing spots within the city (a wider bus area compared with the Bus One-Day Pass), and are more reasonable than buying only the Bus One-Day Pass and Subway One-Day Pass individually.

  • Can be used for subways, municipal buses, Kyoto Bus (some routes),Keihan Bus (some routes) and West Japan JR Bus.
  • Cannot be used for privately-operated railways.
Click here for more details about Subway, Bus One-Day Pass (Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese)

Subway One Day Pass

Price: Adults 800 JPY (Children 400 JPY)
  • Can be used for the Kyoto subway.
  • Cannot be used for privately-operated railways.

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