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How to Use

"Arukumachi KYOTO Route Planner" is an easy-to-use free search application offering information on available routes, timetables and fares for city buses and rail services in Kyoto City, simply by entering point of departure and destination.

System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Google Chrome 10 or later
  • Firefox 4 or later
  • Safari 5 or later

Available Departure and Destination Setting Coverage

  • Rail and Bus routes, stations and stops in Kyoto City
  • Sightseeing, Accommodation, Souvenir, Stores, Dining in Kyoto City
  • Selected locations on the map of Kyoto City

Railway Lines

Rail Operator Coverage
Kyoto Subway Line All Lines (Karasuma Line; Tozai Line)
JR West Kyoto Line; Biwako Line; Kosei Line; Nara Line
(Stations inside Kyoto city)
Kintestu Kyoto Line
Keihan Keihan Main Line; Keishin Line; Uji Line
Hankyu Kyoto Line; Arashiyama Line
Randen (Keifuku Electric Railroad) All Lines (Arashiyama Line; Kitano Line)
Eiden (Eizan Electric Railway) All Lines(Eizan Main Line; Kurama Line)
Sagano Scenic Railway All Lines ("Torokko" - Sagano Scenic Railway)

Bus Lines

Bus Operator Coverage
Kyoto City Bus All Routes
Kyoto Bus All Routes
Keihan Bus Keihan Bus Yamashina Business Office
Keihan Kyoto Kotsu Kyoto City Center・Katsurazaka・Rakusai District
West JR Bus Takao Keihoku Line
Hankyu Bus Oharano Line; Nagaokakyo Line; Rakusai New Town Line
(only part)
Yasaka Bus All Routes
Daigo Community Bus All Routes
Kyoto Rakunan Express All Routes
Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus Gion Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus; Kawaramachi Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus

Search by Letter

Search information on Kyoto City rail and bus routes, travel times and fares.

(1) Enter "Point of Departure" and "Destination".

Top page

  • Bus Stop, Station Name or Location can be entered.
  • Possible search results will appear as you type part of full names.
  • "Point of Departure" and "Destination" can be swapped.

(2) Enter Specific Times and Conditions.

  • Intended "Departure" and "Arrival" times can be entered.
  • "Earliest" and "Latest" search options available.
  • Can select "Expected Bus Arrival Time" option.

(3) Press "Search" Button.

(4) Search Results will be displayed.

Search Result

NOTES on Icons

Bus Bus Railway Railway Slow walking pace Slow walking pace Normal walking pace Normal walking pace Fast walking pace Fast walking pace
Fastest arrival Fastest arrival Cheapest fare Cheapest fare Comfortable travel Comfortable travel

Details of bus and railway

Kyoto City Bus Kyoto City Bus Kyoto Bus Kyoto Bus Keihan Bus Keihan Bus Keihan Kyoto Kotsu Keihan Kyoto Kotsu Hankyu Bus Hankyu Bus
West JR Bus West JR Bus Yasaka Bus Yasaka Bus Daigo Community Bus Daigo Community Bus Kyoto Rakunan Express Kyoto Rakunan Express Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus Gion/Kawaramachi Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus
Kyoto Subway Line Kyoto Subway Line Keihan Keihan Hankyu Hankyu Kintestu Kintestu Randen (Keifuku Electric Railroad) Randen
(Keifuku Electric Railroad)
Eiden (Eizan Electric Railway) Eiden
(Eizan Electric Railway)
Sagano Scenic Railway Sagano Scenic Railway JR West JR West

Map Search

Search information on Kyoto City rail and bus routes, travel times and fares.

(1) Enter "Point of Departure" and "Destination".

Map

  • Location can be chosen as "Point of Departure" by clicking on the map. "Point of Departure" can be reset by clicking on the "Point of Departure" icon.
  • After "Point of Departure" has been chosen, "Destination" can be chosen by clicking a location on the map. "Destination" can be reset by clicking on the "Destination" icon.
  • Both "Point of Departure" and "Destination" can be reset by pressing the [Reset] button.
  • Locations can be searched by entering addresses direct.

(2) Enter Specific Times and Conditions.

  • Intended "Departure" and "Arrival" times can be entered.
  • "Earliest" and "Latest" search options available.
  • Can select "Expected Bus Arrival Time" option.

(3) Press "Search" Button.

Station Maps

Maps of train stations in Kyoto City can be searched.

(1) Choose railway operator or station name.

Station search page

  • When choosing a railway operator, a list of station names for each line will be displayed.
  • On pressing the "Station Map" link of the selected station, you will transfer to map page.

(2) Pressing the button to the left, select the floor you wish to view.

 

Station map page

  • Station maps can be viewed by floor.
  • Pressing the ticket barrier will move it to the centre of the screen.
  • Pressing the [ + / - ] at the top of the station map screen, "Zoom in and Zoom out" option available.

(3) Browse maps.

 

Station map page

  • Arrow will appear when placing mouse pointer on icon. If you press the upper arrow, you will move up a floor. If you press the lower arrow, you will move down a floor. No arrow will appear when moving on the same floor. Human character figure will appear at destination.
  • When connected to outside the station, will transfer to a screen map.
  • Location can be changed by dragging the station map.
  • When stations are connected, possible to transfer between station maps. (e.g. Subway Shijo station - Hankyu Karasuma station etc.)

NOTES

Map Icons

Wheelchair-accessible (meeting barrier-free standards) Wheelchair-accessible
(meeting barrier-free standards)
Slope (not meeting barrier-free standards) Slope
(not meeting barrier-free standards)
Ticket Counter Ticket Counter Station Office Station Office Public Telephone Public Telephone
Coin Locker Coin Locker Disabled Toilet Disabled Toilet Gentlemen Gentlemen Ladies Ladies Baby Seat Baby Seat
Ostomate Ostomate Shops Shops Restaurants Restaurants Bicycle Parking Bicycle Parking Exit Exit
Stairs Stairs Escalator Escalator Elevator Elevator Escalator/Stairs Escalator/Stairs Ticket Barrier Ticket Barrier
Platform No. Platform No. AED (Automated External Defibrillator) AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Go Downstairs Go Downstairs

Floor Move Icons

Exit Exit Stairs Stairs Escalator Escalator Elevator Elevator Escalator / Stairs Escalator / Stairs
Escalator (No Entry) / Stairs Escalator (No Entry) / Stairs Zoom In Zoom In Zoom Out Zoom Out

About Expected Bus Arrival Time

The route planner "Arukumachi KYOTO" is able to predict expected bus arrival times as a result of compiling and analysing tracking information on present bus locations received real time from GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking technology being installed on every bus. The Expected Bus Arrival Time option utilizes existing traffic jam prediction technology and projects required travel times between stops.

Display Expected Bus Arrival Time

Expected Bus Arrival Time

  • When making searches with the Expected Bus Arrival Time option 「ON」, predicted arrival and travel times will be displayed. Predictions will be displayed in red font (data in black font will be from standardized timetables).

Bus Operator Coverage

  • Kyoto City Bus; Keihan Bus; Keihan Kyoto Kotsu; Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru) Bus
  • When using the Expected Bus Arrival Time option, only data for the above bus operators will be covered in search results. For this reason, depending on point of departure or destination, no data may be available. In this instance, please search again with the Expected Bus Arrival Time option "OFF" (search results from standardized timetable data will be provided).

Restrictions

  • Due to errors with the GPS tracking or problems arising with the wireless signal reception, on occasions the present location of buses may be unable to be determined. In these instances, the Expected Bus Arrival Time option will be unavailable.
  • Predictions on expected arrival and travel times are calculated upon past statistics and recent reports on traffic conditions, so discrepancies can arise in information provided and actual present circumstances.
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