questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

how to use jr bus

how to use JR Bus


I am going to Kyoto this coming March 2016.

I understand that if I buy JR pass, can also be used on JR Bus.

I would like to use JR bus to some attraction in Kyoto.

By the way, do I need to activate JR Pass for taking the JR Bus.

I will be in Japan for 3 weeks, but will only activate in the middle of the week.

where can I find the information for Jr Bus in Kyoto.

have a nice day!



Hi there,

When using the JR pas on the bus, just show the pass to the driver and take a seat. It's very simple.

Keep in buses in Kyoto are generally run by the city municipality and the JR Pass is not valid on these. You can buy a 500yen day ticket for the bus in Kyoto that covers all of the city. A normal ride has a flat fee of 230yen, so it is great value.

Hope this helps,


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