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Moving around in Kyoto

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hi, like to check on some transportation methods in Kyoto.

Will be arriving from Osaka at JR Kyoto station. Like to know following :

1) where do I buy the 1 day Kyoto pass (500 yen)

2) from kyoto station, how to take bus to Kiyomizudera and how to take the bus back to kyoto station.

3) from kyoto station, how to take bus to Nishiki Market?

4) will be walking around nishiki market + teramachi shopping arcade + shin-kyogoku arcade, from there do I take a bus to Gion or it's walkable?

5) from Gion, how do I get back to Kyoto station?

Many thanks in advance!

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Most of your questions can be answered by going through this link. For bus routes, check the map link at the bottom of the page:

http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html

You can get the bus pass either on-board or just outside Kyoto station by the bus stops.

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Generally hotels sell the daily bus tickets. You can buy all your needs at once and validate when you board the bus.

If you are at the Kyoto train station, at the concourse level you'll find the bus depot. Tickets are also sold at the tourism office inside the station.

All the destinations are clearly marked at the bus concourse (Kyoto Station) You'll find other visitors queuing for their respective destinations.

Or your hotel can tell you which is the closest stop to the hotel, hence not necessary to go to the station.

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Don't over-rely on buses while in Kyoto. A bus ride that goes through the city center will take forever. Use the subway for such longer treks across town.

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try to get a copy of the Kyoto bus map....available at the visitors centre and at hotels.

we found this map to be well laid out and very useful for our travels around the city.

here is another link to check out

http://www.visitkansai.com/sightseeing/kyoto-city-bus/

2) according to this link the #100 bus will take you from Kyoto station to Kiyomizudera

4) we walked around the Nishiki market and then to Gion

remember to get in to the bus from the back/ centre door and exit through the front door.

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Try to take the 100's and 200's buses when possible. They are designed for touring Kyoto attractions so they make less stops than the local buses.

Again though, avoid bus rides that last more than 5 or 6 stops.

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