Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #5

Here's the fifth budget day tour itinerary for Kyoto City. This itinerary is designed to maximize a day in Kyoto City using the Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass while riding only Bus #100. If you missed the other itineraries, you might want to check them out too.

Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #5


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 #5

Bus #100 Tour



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


Board Bus #100 and board down at Gojozaka bus stop

Travel time: 20-25 minutes



Walk from Gojozaka to Kiyomizudera 

Travel Time: 16-20 minutes

9:15 -10:15 AM

Explore Kiyomizudera

Admission Fee: 400 yen

Read more about  Kiyomizudera


10:15 AM


Walk from the Kiyomizudera to Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.

Travel time: 12 – 15 minutes




Board Bus #100 and board down at Gion bus stop

Travel time: 7-10 minutes




Walk from Gion bus stop to Yasaka Jinja Shrine

Travel time: 3-5 minutes


10:45- 11:30AM


Explore Yasaka Jinja Shrine

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Yasaka Jinja Shrine



Walk from Yasaka Jinja Shrine to the nearby Maruyama Park

Travel Time: 1-2 minutes

11:32 – 12NN

Explore Maruyama Park

Admission Fees: FREE

Read more about  Maruyama Park

12 – 1PM


LUNCH at any of the nearby restaurants or convenience store.


Walk back to Gion bus stop

Travel time: 5 minutes


Board Bus #100 to Okazaki Koen bus stop

Travel time: 11-15 minutes


Walk from Okazaki Koen bus stop to Heian Shrine

Travel time: 1-2 minutes

1:21 - 2:20PM

Explore Heian Shrine

Admission Fee: FREE / 600 yen for the garden area

Read more about Heian Shrine



Walk back to Okazaki Koen bus stop

Travel time: 1 -2 minutes



Board Bus #100 to Higashitennocho bus stop

Travel time: 8-10 minutes




Walk from Higashitennocho bus stop to Okazaki Shrine 

Travel time: 2-3 minutes

2:30 - 3PM

Explore Okazaki Shrine

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Okazaki Shrine

3 PM


Walk back to Higashitennocho bus stop

Travel time: 2-3 minutes




Board Bus #100 to Ginkakuji-mae bus stop


Travel time: 10 -15 minutes


Walk back from Ginkakuji-mae bus stop to Ginkakuji

Travel time: 4-5 minutes

3:16 - 4PM


Explore Ginkakuji.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Ginkakuji



Walk back to Ginkakuji-mae bus stop

Travel time: 4-5 minutes



Board Bus #100 back to Kyoto Eke mae bus stop in Kyoto Station.

Travel time: 45 – 50 minutes


5:10 - 6PM


Explore Kyoto Station's Skywalk and Observation Deck before calling it a day.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Kyoto Station



Expenses Summary:





Transportation Fees


Kyoto City Bus One-Day Pass – 600 yen

Admission Fees


Kiyomizudera – 400 yen

Heian Shrine garden – 600 yen

Ginkakuji – 500 yen


Food Expenses


Lunch  - _______ yen


Snacks and refreshments - ______ yen


Optional Expenses


Souvenirs - ________ yen

Starbucks coffee - ________ yen


Total Expenses


2100 yen + food expenses + optional expenses



Multiply the expenses to the X number of travelers.





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