Kyoto SKYBUS Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

Choose from a variety of bus tours in Japan, and forget about having to worry about train schedules or expensive taxis. Save time, see the best sights in a convenient way and learn about Japan's history and culture.

- Navigate Kyoto and beyond with ease and avail of this Kyoto Skybus Hop-on Hop-Off pass with JR Kansai Area Pass
- Visit some of Kyoto’s top attractions and more with the help of your Kyoto Skybus Day Pass
- Equip yourself with the JR Kansai Area Pass and enjoy unlimited rides to JR trains and buses for 1 to 4 days
- Save yourself the hassle of lining up to long queues and just ride your preferred mode of transportation immediately!

per adult from




1 to 4 days


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  • What's included :
    • Kyoto SKYBUS Pass: unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off service for 24 hours - based on selected packages
    • Japanese-speaking guide on board and pre-recorded audio commentary in 7 languages
    • JR Kansai Area Pass (adult) with unlimited rides within the specified area
    • Entry/Admission - Jr Kyoto Isetan
    What's excluded :
    • Other items not listed under the Inclusive Of section
    • Gratuities
  • Visit: Jr Kyoto Isetan, Higashi Shiokojicho, Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8555 Kyoto Prefecture

    How To Use:-

    You must present your mobile voucher to redeem a physical Kyoto SKYBUS Pass and JR Pass
    Kyoto SKYBUS Pass: You can use the original voucher to redeem your pass on any other date 30 days from your purchase date
    JR Kansai Area Pass: You can use the original voucher to redeem your pass on any other date 90 days from your purchase date
    The JR Pass is valid for 1-4 days starting on the date of your first ride

    Redemption Information:-

    Kyoto SKYBUS Ticket:

    You must present your e-ticket in exchange for the physical ticket from the bus attendant
    Location: JR Kyoto station, Karasuma exit
    Address: Shimogyo-ku Higashi-Shiokoji machi 909, Kyoto sightseeing bus terminal. For assistance, please refer to map
    How to get there: From the Kasasuma Exit of Kyoto Station on JR Line, there is a bus terminal on the left side. Walk for about a minute until you reach the location

    JR Kansai Area Pass:
    You may redeem your JR Kansai Area Pass at any of the following locations: Kyoto Station, Osaka Station, Shin-Ōsaka Station, Osaka Kansai International Airport, Nara Station, Sannomiya Station, Wakayama Station, Fukuchiyama Station, and Okayama Station

    Travelers without Biometric Passports

    Travelers whose passports do not have IC chips must redeem their passes manually at JR Pass ticket windows
    Present the mobile voucher along with your valid passport in exchange for your physical JR Pass

    Travelers with Biometric Passports
    Proceed to a JR Pass Ticket Office (Midori no Madoguchi) and look for a digital redemption machine
    Step 1: Prepare your e-MCO and your passport
    Step 2: Select your preferred language
    Step 3: Select “Receive Reserved Tickets”
    Step 4: Select "Exchange Order (E-Ticket)
    Step 5: Scan the QR code of your e-MCO
    Step 6: Select your departure date
    Step 7: Confirm your JR Pass eligibility and agree to the terms and conditions
    Step 8: Scan your passport
    Step 9: Select “Confirm”

    Kyoto SKYBUS Schedule:
    Operating hours: 9:00am-6:39pm, daily
    Frequency: Buses depart every 30 minutes

    JR Kansai Operating Hours:
    Operating hours varies from station to station
    Please refer to their official website for assistance

  • Departure Point :
    Jr Kyoto Isetan, Higashi Shiokojicho, Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8555 Kyoto Prefecture
    Departure Time :
    Kyoto SKYBUS 1-Day Pass 7/5/2020 - 10/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:39 PM
    Kyoto SKYBUS 2-Day Pass 7/5/2020 - 10/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:39 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Child ticket is not available for 1-day and 2-day JR Kansai Area Pass
    • Child ticket for 3-day and 4-day JR Kansai Area Pass: Age 6-11
    • Children aged 0-5 can board the JR Kansai railway and Kyoto SKYBUS for free. Each paying adult can bring up to 2 children aged 0-5 for free and must sit on their laps. If they require seats, please book child tickets on-site for them
    • Additional children aged 0-5 (third, fourth, and so on) require child tickets. Please purchase child tickets on-site
    • Bringing luggage is allowed but not recommended for this tour as the bus does not come with a luggage trunk
    • Children and people with disabilities must be accompanied by an adult
    • Pets are not allowed on board
    • Name, country of residence, and passport number must be an exact match when inputting passport details. Special characters can’t be used
    • Please specify your title: MR, MS, or CH (children) upon check out
    • Japanese passport holders who have been residing outside of Japan for 10+ years are eligible to use a JR pass if they have 1) a valid Japanese passport and 2) a Copy of Overseas Residential Registration/Certificate of Overseas Residence from the embassy/legation of Japan in your foreign country of residence
    • Visit the website more information about JR Pass eligibility
    • Non-reserved seats on Kansai-Airport Express Haruka train
    • Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and local trains on JR-West Conventional lines
    • West JR Bus services within the area
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please select a travel date. This is for reference only as the SKYBUS ticket is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase, and the JR Kansai Area Pass is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Way to Japan

Activity ID: V-211773P7

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