It was learned on February 20, 2024 that the Kyoto City Transportation Bureau is considering the possibility of operating a ''sightseeing express bus'' starting in June, which would cost more than twice the flat section fare of city buses. The route starts from Kyoto Station and mainly passes through Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stopping only at bus stops closest to major stations and tourist spots. The fare is expected to be 500 yen (250 yen for children), with the aim of separating citizens from tourists and easing congestion. This is the first time that a fare difference has been introduced on a route with a flat fare (230 yen).

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