Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #4

Here's the fourth budget day tour itinerary for Kyoto City. This itinerary is designed to maximize your Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass and also visit as many destinations in Kyoto's Rakuchu Area as possible. If you missed the other itineraries, you might want to check them out HERE.

Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #4


1. Transportation from your accommodation going to Kyoto Station is not included in this itinerary.
2. The itineraries would always start in Kyoto Station and end in Kyoto Station.
3. The accommodation budget is also not included.
4. The itineraries start at 8:30AM as most destinations open at 9AM. 
5. The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer. 
6. It is also assumed that you are traveling light.

Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #4

Rakuchu Area Bus Tour Course



Arrival at Kyoto Station.

Exit at the Karasuma Side of the station. For those who are unfamiliar with Kyoto Station, this side is the one facing the Kyoto Tower. 

Head to the bus terminal and avail of the Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass at the automatic ticket dispensing machine.

Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass price: 600 yen

Read more about the Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass.

8:35 AM

Walk for three minutes to Shimogyoku Sogo Chosha mae bus stop. 

Ride either bus #6/33/206/208 to Nanajo Omiya Kyoto Suizokukan mae bus stop. 

Travel time from Kyoto Station to Nanajo Omiya Kyoto Suizokukan mae bus stop is 6-10 minutes

From there walk for about 2 minutes to Nishi Honganji.

8:55/ 9 - 10AM


Explore Nishi Honganji.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Nishi Honganji


10 AM


Walk to Nanajo Horikawa bus stop. From there ride bus #9 to Horikawa Oike bus stop.

Travel time: 15-20 minutes

From there walk to Nijo Castle.

Travel time from Horikawa Oike bus stop to Nijo Castle is 2-3 minutes. 


10:25 - 11:25AM


Explore Nijo Castle 

Admission Fee: 600 yen

Read more about

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle Revisited 2019


11:35 - 12NN


Explore Kyoto Imperial Palace Grounds

Admission Fee: FREE


12NN - 12:30PM

LUNCH at any restaurant near Kyoto Imperial Palace Grounds


12:30 PM

Walk to Karasuma Imadegawa bus stop. From there, either ride bus #102/203 to Demachi Yanagi Eki mae bus stop.

Travel time: 8-10 minutes

 From there walk to Kawaii Shrine

Travel time: 8-10 minutes

12:50 - 1:30PM


Explore Kawai Shrine

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Kawai Shrine

Walk to Shimogamo Shrine

Travel Time: 1-2 minutes

1:32 - 2:30PM


Explore Shimogamo Shrine

Admission Fees: FREE

Read more about Shimogamo Shrine



Walk to Shimogamo Jinja mae bus stop and ride either bus #205 to Shiokoji Takakura bus stop. From there walk to Kyoto Station.

Travel Time from the shrine to Kyoto Station is 30-25 minutes.

3 - 4PM


Explore Kyoto Station's Skywalk and Observation Deck.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Kyoto Station



End of tour.

Expenses Summary:





Transportation Fees


Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass - 600 yen

Admission Fees

Nijo Castle: 600 yen

Food Expenses


Lunch  - _______ yen


Snacks and refreshments - ______ yen


Optional Expenses


Souvenirs - ________ yen


Total Expenses


600 yen + Nijo Castle Admission Fee + food expenses + optional expenses



Multiply the expenses to the X number of travelers.




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