Day Pass Tickets

If you are planning on traveling around Kyoto, we recommend you purchase Day Passes. They are convenient and might save you money!  These tickets are sold by various companies that control different sections of the Kyoto train, subway, and bus network. Unfortunately there is no “universal pass” that covers everything, but you can do some research and choose the pass that suits your needs.

Kyoto Sightseeing Pass Card

This card can be used on Kyoto City Buses, Kyoto Subway Lines and on many of the buses operated by the Kyoto Bus company. These give you unlimited use of these networks for either one or two days, and may be the best choice if you are planning to spend most of your time in Kyoto.

Ticket Types

1-day Pass :¥1,200 (adults), ¥600 (children)  2-day Pass :¥2,000 (adults), ¥1,000 (children)
  (As of June 2016)

Where to Buy

You can buy tickets at any subway station in Kyoto. Please ask the staff at the station.
For more information, please visit the website below:


The Hankyu Tourist Pass gives you unlimited access to the Hankyu rail network, which connects the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. If you want to explore all of these cities in a short space of time, the “Hankyu Tourist Pass” is a prudent choice.

Ticket Types

1-day Pass : ¥800  
2-day Pass : ¥1,400 (As of May 2017)

1-day Pass

Where to Buy

You can buy passes at airports or at Hankyu Information Centers, with locations listed here:

If you have any enquiries please contact a Hankyu Tourist Information Center.


Kansai Tourist Information Center:

Kansai International Airport, Terminal 1 Building 1F

TEL: 072-456-6160

( English / Chinese / Korean )

Hankyu Tourist Information Center Kyoto:

Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

TEL: 075-252-5507

( English / Chinese / Korean )


The Surutto Kansai Thru Pass gives you unlimited access to most non-JR rail and bus networks in the Kansai region- it is essentially the opposite of a Japan Rail Pass. It is best for those wanting to explore the entire Kansai region: Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nara.

Ticket Types

2 days : ¥4,000 (adults), ¥2,000 (children)
3 days : ¥5,200 (adults), ¥2,600 (children)

※ Children aged from 6 to 12 years old qualify for a child’s tickets.

2 day Pass

3 day Pass

Where to Buy

This pass can be purchased directly from travel agencies abroad before your visit. You can also buy the pass at the Kansai International Airport’s travel desk or at the Kyoto Station Bus Information Center.


Kyoto Station Bus Information Center

TEL: 075-371-4474
07:30 – 19:30

( English/ Chinese/ Korean/ Thai )


Ticket Conditions

The Japan Rail Pass is valid on all JR lines across Japan, including the useful shinkansen (bullet trains), the Tokyo Monorail, part of the Aoimori Railway, the JR Miyajima ferry, and local JR buses. This pass is best for those travelling between different cities and regions of Japan. The shinkansen is the most convenient way to travel between cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo, although please note that the Japan Rail Pass cannot be used on all types of shinkansen (including the Nozomi and Mizuho trains).


A voucher must be purchased from within your home country. Please see “How to Reserve a Japan Rail Pass” below.


Once you’re in Japan, make your way to the closest Exchange Office (see here for locations: and exchange your voucher for a rail pass. You will need your passport for this procedure. Your pass will then be valid for the decided time period following the date of exchange. This cannot be altered once the voucher has been exchanged.


For most JR services, a booking is not required. But you may wish to book a seat in advance for peace of mind or to get a nice window seat. With the Rail Pass, no additional fee is required when reserving seats on JR trains. To reserve a seat for the shinkansen or Express trains, go to the counter at a JR Ticket Office and speak to the staff.


To access the train platform simply show your Rail Pass to the JR staff located at the gate, who will wave you on through. Always carry your passport along with the Pass, as staff may ask to check it.


The voucher is refundable for one year if it has never been exchanged at a ticket office. A cancellation fee of 10% of the value of the pass will be charged.


■ No refund will be given for passes for which the date of validation has expired.
■ No refund will be given for a lost or stolen pass.

Ticket Prices

  Standard Green car
7 DAYS ¥29,110 ¥38,880
14 DAYS ¥46,390 ¥62,950
21 DAYS ¥59,350 ¥81,870

※ Green cars offer larger seats than the ordinary cars.

How to Reserve a Japan Rail Pass

You must reserve the Japan Rail Pass through a registered travel agent or via the website below before arriving in Japan.



If you have any enquiries, please contact the Japan Railway Company for more information.

Kyoto Office : Japan Experience, Jodoji Shimominamida-chō 173-1, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto 606-8404
TEL : +81 (0) 75 752 3518