Hop-on Hop-off Double-decker Open Buses in KyotoEnjoy Cherry Blossoms and Famous Places
The route starts at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, and circulates through Nijo Castle, "Kinkaku-ji," or the Golden Pavilion, Heian Jingu Shrine and other places, covering a distance of 23.7 kilometers. The buses run at intervals of 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Passengers are allowed to hop on and off freely at 11 bus stops. A one-day ticket (valid for 24 hours) costs 3,500 yen. Approximately 50,000 users are expected in its first year, which would also help alleviate congestion on the route buses used by local residents.
In the future, the bus company will consider issuing discount tickets for touring sightseeing spots in Kyoto Prefecture, as well as adding stops and increasing frequency of the operation.(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)