Where to buy kyoto bus pass. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

Hi there!

 

So you’ve decided to go for a Kyoto bus pass!

 

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Here’s a perfect way to spend one day in Kyoto with a bus pass!

 

 

Now…

These are probably the 2 easiest ways to buy a Kyoto bus pass:

  • Bus ticket center at Kyoto station
  • Bus ticket machine at Kyoto station

 

This is how it was for me in 2018 anyway!

 

 

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Side note! See quick Kyoto travel tips if it's your first trip to Japan. Also see ideas for how to spend time in Kyoto with the Kyoto travel planning map and 5 day Kyoto itinerary. For Kyoto in spring, see this one day cherry blossom photo walk. Also see ideas for how to spend winter in Japan - 10 day itinerary with Japan Alps and 7 day itinerary in Hokkaido! And finally, see the cost of a JR pass and how to figure out if it will be worth it for you!

 

Now…

So the Kyoto station is home to both a train station and bus station.

 

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When you exit the Kyoto station at the main exit (the central exit), you’ll pretty much immediately see the area for the buses.

 

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1. Bus ticket center at Kyoto station

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. kyoto bus station ticket machine. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Exiting from the train station, the ticket center is located in a building to the right of all the bus stands.

You can go in and buy a bus pass directly from a person.

There’s also a small cafe inside if you want to grab a quick snack.

 

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2. Ticket machine at Kyoto station

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Similarly, once you exit the train station, you can locate a ticket machine directly to the right of the bus stands, almost alongside the road.

Here you’ll be able to purchase a bus pass as well.

It’s also in English.

 

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. kyoto bus station ticket machine. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. kyoto bus station ticket machine. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

And those are a couple ways to buy a bus pass in Kyoto!

 

And then, after you’ve purchased your bus pass at Kyoto station…

You can figure out where to go to take your bus!

There’s a board that lists some of the popular tourist attractions with the platform to go to, or you can ask one of the people in purple who are there to help you!

 

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. taking the bus from kyoto bus station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. taking the bus from kyoto bus station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Then you can head over to that platform, where there will be a digital signboard that can confirm the bus route you’re wanting to take.

 

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. taking the bus from kyoto bus station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

And then…

Wait for the bus, then get on the bus!

 

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And just a bit of a warning… there’s a chance you might be standing for the whole ride!

 

As for how to use the bus pass, see the instructions on the back of the bus pass when you buy it!

 

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Also be sure to see about how to take the bus in Kyoto!

 

HAPPY GETTING AROUND WITH YOUR KYOTO BUS PASS!

 

Where to buy kyoto bus pass. Backpacking Japan travel blog