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Most travelers in Kyoto will find themselves taking the bus at some point. If you know you will be taking the bus at least 3 different times per day, you can save money by purchasing the Kyoto bus pass for 500 yen (otherwise it costs 200 yen per ride).
Be aware that the pass will NOT work for buses to Arashiyama, the Takao area, the Ohara area, or Shugakuin area. If you're going to travel to these areas, you will have to pay to ride the bus even if you have the pass.
The bus passes can be purchased when you get on the bus OR at the Kyoto Bus Center. If you get your pass at the Kyoto Bus Center (just outside Kyoto Station), you will also be given an excellent map of Kyoto with all of the bus routes AND many of the city's attractions, so you can figure out which buses will take you to or near your destination! If you arrive via Kyoto Station, I highly recommend buying the pass and getting this map at the Bus Center before you go on to tour the city!
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