Hop-on hop-off tour

Kyoto: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

3.9 / 5

83 reviews

Activity provider: Myojo bus Co.
Hop-on hop-off tour

Kyoto: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Activity provider: Myojo bus Co.

From US$ 26.20 per person

Hop aboard this sightseeing bus tour, and explore the top attractions in Kyoto with a same-day or 2-day ticket. Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top bus as you explore the city with ease.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Printed voucher required
Valid 1 - 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean


  • Hop on and off at any of the available stops by showing your mobile voucher
  • Enjoy the freedom to explore historical Kyoto at your own pace
  • Take a convenient and comprehensive city tour the passes that main attractions
  • Benefit from pre-recorded audio guidance available in 7 languages
  • Get panoramic views of Kyoto from the open top of the double decker bus
Full description

Discover the highlights of Kyoto with a same-day or 2-day ticket on this convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Admire the panoramic views from onboard the open-top double-decker bus, and hop on or off at any of the stops along the route. Enjoy informative audio commentary on board the bus, available in 7 languages. Choose this efficient way of exploring the must-see places and attractions in Kyoto. The bus takes you past many of the city's top attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, and Kiyomizu-Dera Temple. You can enjoy unlimited rides for the duration of your ticket's validity. Bus stops along the route:  • Kyoto Station • Nishihonganji ( Kyoto Tokyu Hotel) • Shijo Karasuma / Nishiki-ichiba Market • Nijo-jo Castle • Kitano-tenmangu Shrine / Kamishichiken • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) • Daitokuji Temple • Kyoto Imperial Palace (Doshisha University) • Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) • Heian-jingu Shrine / Okazaki Park • Gion (Kotowa-Kyoto Yasaka) • Gojozaka (Kiyomizu-dera Temple / Gion) • Sanjusangendo / Kyoto National Museum (Hyatt Regency Kyoto)

  • Same-day or 2-day bus ticket (depending on the option selected)
  • Audio commentary
  • Wi-Fi on board (temporarily suspended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to attractions

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Meeting point

You can board the bus at any of the stops along the route. The first stop is at Kyoto Station (take the north central exit of Kyoto Station, and you will find the sightseeing bus stop directly in front of the Isetan department store).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Selfie sticks
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Umbrellas
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Only soft drinks with lids (plastic bottles, coffee) can be brought on board
  • Children aged 0-5 do not need a ticket if they sit on the lap of an adult passenger with a ticket (1 child per passenger with ticket)
  • The bus has an open top, so you will be in direct sunlight
  • Buses may not operate in the case of severe weather, such as typhoons or thunderstorms
  • Raincoats will be provided in wet weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

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Best way to explore sights. I took the sightseeing bus for its entire loop while marking the route map of which points of interest I’d like to go back to and spend more time. The timetable of the route map was very helpful in going to one point to another as the sightseeing bus ran on schedule.

November 13, 2022

This is a great value to seethe city first then use it to get back to your hotel later or inthe second day. Far less than 2 taxis. Very nice and helpful driver and guide. HOWEVER if you use hop on hop off please check to make sure that you can jump on initially at any space instead of having to go to the main office to get your ticket on the first day. The hop on hop off was two blocks from my hotel. I went all the way into town, $14 taxi ride, only to find out that it was possible for me to get on at any of the bus stops for my initial ride. Not every town that I used to hop on hop off is convenience.

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October 20, 2022

Good experience. Easy to use. Only suggestion is that the conductors know when certain facilities are closed. We hopped off to visit the Palace, it was closed. It would have been helpful if the conductor has told us that before we got off the bus. Also, it was a bit cold. It was not until later in the day where part of the roof was closed.

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January 23, 2020

Product ID: 266177