Day Pass Tickets

Day Pass Tickets

If you are planning on traveling around Kyoto to the fullest during your trip, we recommend you purchase convenient and money-saving day passes. Because these tickets are sold by various companies that control different sections of the Kyoto train, subway, and bus network there is unfortunately no “universal pass” that covers everything, but using the following information you can choose the pass that best suits your needs.

SUBWAY, BUS ONE-DAY (TWO-DAY) PASS

This pass can be used on all Kyoto Subway lines and City Bus lines, as well as on Kyoto Bus (with some exceptions) and Keihan Bus (with some exceptions). It gives you an unlimited number of rides on these networks for either one or two consecutive days, and may be the best choice if you are planning to spend most of your time in Kyoto city proper. You can also get special offers at some tourist spots if you present this ticket on the day of use.

Ticket Types

One-day Pass

Adults: ¥900, children (6 to 11 years old): ¥450

 Subway, bus one-day pass for adult  Subway, bus one-day pass for child

Two-day Pass

Adults: ¥1,700, children (6 to 11 years old): ¥850

 Subway, bus two-day pass for adult  Subway, bus two-day pass for child

(As of October 2019)

How to Use

On the bus: Insert your pass into the card slot of the machine located next to the driver before exiting the bus on your first ride. The date will be printed on the back of the card, so you can just show the date on your pass to the driver when exiting the bus for all rides after that until your pass expires.
Note: From March 16, 2019, when riding the express bus route 100 or the Higashiyama Shuttle Bus (seasonal bus), please insert your pass when boarding.

On the subway: Insert your pass into the turnstile slot and proceed through the gate, but don’t forget to take your card after you pass through. The date will be printed on the back of the card when you go through the ticket gate for the first time. When you arrive at your destination, insert the pass into the turnstile slot to exit, once again taking care not to leave the pass behind.

Where to Buy

You can buy the subway and bus pass at any subway station in Kyoto, at commuter pass sales booths, at the Kyoto City Bus and Subway Information Centers, or at the Kyoto City Bus Management Center. For more details, please visit the official website.

BUS ONE-DAY PASS (CITY BUS & KYOTO BUS)

This pass only covers buses and can be used for unlimited rides on City Bus and Kyoto Bus in the flat-fare zones for the duration of one day. If you plan to ride just the bus three or more times in one day, buying this pass will save you money! You can also get special offers at some tourist spots if you present this ticket on the day of use. Please note that travelling outside the applicable flat-fare zones will require an extra fee.

Ticket Types

Adults: ¥600, children (6 to 11 years old): ¥300

 Bus one-day pass (city bus & Kyoto bus) for adult  Bus one-day pass (city bus & Kyoto bus) for child

(As of October 2019)

How to Use

When you ride the bus for the first time, insert your pass into the card slot of the machine located next to the driver before exiting the bus. The date will be printed on the back of the card, so you can just show the date on your pass to the driver when exiting the bus for all rides after that until your pass expires.
Note: From March 16, 2019, when riding the express bus route 100 or the Higashiyama Shuttle Bus (seasonal bus), please insert your pass when boarding.

Where to Buy

You can buy the bus one-day pass at commuter pass sales booths, the Kyoto City Bus and Subway Information Centers, the Kyoto City Bus Offices, or at subway stations (adult tickets only). You can also purchase these passes from bus drivers, but they may be in limited supply, so we recommend buying in advance. For more details, please visit the official website.

SUBWAY ONE-DAY PASS

This pass only covers the subway and can be used for unlimited rides on all Kyoto Subway lines for the duration of one day. You can also get special offers at some tourist spots if you present this ticket on the day of use.

Ticket Types

Adults: ¥600, children (6 to 11 years old): ¥300

 Subway one-day pass for adult  Subway one-day pass for child

(As of October 2019)

How to Use

Insert your pass into the turnstile slot and proceed through the gate, but don’t forget to take your card after you pass through. The date will be printed on the back of the card when you go through the ticket gate for the first time. When you arrive at your destination, insert the pass into the turnstile slot to exit, once again taking care not to leave the pass behind.

Where to Buy

You can buy the subway one-day pass at ticket windows or ticket machines at any subway station in Kyoto, at commuter pass sales booths, and at the Kyoto City Bus & Subway Information Center. For more details, please visit the official website.

HANKYU TOURIST PASS

The Hankyū Tourist Pass gives you unlimited access to the Hankyū rail network that connects the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. If you want to explore all of these cities in a short space of time, the Hankyū Tourist Pass is a good choice (but bear in mind that the Kobe Kōsoku Line is not covered by this pass). This pass is only available to foreign tourists who come to Japan for sightseeing with the “temporary visitor” visa status, and you will have to present your passport at the time of purchase. The two-day pass may be used on non-consecutive days within its period of validity.

Ticket Types

One-day pass: ¥700, two-day pass: ¥1,200

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(As of April 2021)

Where to Buy

You can buy the Hankyū Tourist Pass at airports or at Hankyū Tourist Centers. The complete list of locations can be found at the Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe Golden Route website (from September 2021, please visit the new Enjoy OSAKA KYOTO KOBE website).

If you have any inquiries, please contact one of the Hankyū Tourist Centers.

CONTACT

 
Kansai Tourist Information Center
Location: Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 Building 1F
WEB: http://www.tourist-information-center.jp/kansai/en/kix/
(English/Chinese/Korean)

Hankyū Tourist Center, Osaka-Umeda
Location: Hankyū Osaka-Umeda Station
WEB: https://www.hankyu.co.jp/global/en/help/tourist_center/index.html
(English/Chinese/Korean)

Hankyū Tourist Information Center, Kyoto-Kawaramachi
Location: Hankyū Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station
WEB: https://www.hankyu.co.jp/global/en/help/tourist_center/index.html
(English/Chinese/Korean)

KANSAI THRU PASS

The Kansai Thru Pass gives unlimited access to most non-JR railway, subway, and bus networks in the Kansai area, making it very convenient for those who want to explore the entire Kansai region: Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, and Wakayama. It is essentially the opposite of the Japan Rail Pass, and is also only available to foreign tourists visiting Japan for sightseeing with “temporary visitor” status. The Kansai Thru Pass comes as a two-day or three-day type and can be used on non-consecutive days within its period of validity. When you purchase this pass, you will receive a free area map showing where the pass can be used and a set of coupons. Holders of the Kansai Thru Pass are also eligible for special promotions at many tourist sites.

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Ticket Types

Two-day Pass:
Adults: ¥4,400, Children (6 to 12 years old): ¥2,200
Three-day Pass:
Adults: ¥5,500, Children (6 to 12 years old): ¥2,750
Kansai Thru Pass 2 days Kansai Thru Pass 3 days

(As of October 2019)

Where to Buy

The Kansai Thru Pass can be purchased at a travel agency before your visit, or after you arrive in Japan at the Tourist Information Center at Kansai International Airport or the Kyoto Station Bus Information Center. (For other locations, please visit the official website.) You will have to present your passport and fill out an application form at the time of purchase.

CONTACT

Kyoto Station Bus Information Center

TEL: 075-371-4474
Business
Hours:
7:30 – 19:30
WEB:

http://www.surutto.com/tickets/kansai_thru_english.html

(English/Chinese/Korean/Thai)