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Kyoto Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Loop Bus(K'LOOP)

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ALTERNATIVES to now defunct K-Loop Hop on, Hop off KYOTO

The K-Loop no longer operates, not even once a month. There is no other "hop on/hop off" type bus... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
We didn't regret this, but ...

....an expensive way of getting round, but also easy if you're short of time / are not sure how to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible32%
1 Jul 2018
“ALTERNATIVES to now defunct K-Loop Hop on, Hop off KYOTO”
16 Jun 2018
“Worst Hop On Hop Off ever”
Simple routes, convenient timetable, best choice for exploring Kyoto! The only "Hop-on Hop-off" bus in Kyoto, K'LOOP allows you the freedom to enjoy World Heritage sites and other important cultural spots at your own pace. Enjoy audio guidance while...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | Kyoto Station Hachijo Entrance (Shinkansen Side), Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-661-1234
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The K-Loop no longer operates, not even once a month. There is no other "hop on/hop off" type bus in Kyoto, but there are GOOD alternatives. They all have advantages and disadvantages. I recommend going inside the Tourist Office inside Kyoto Station, it's INSIDE the...More

13  Thank pattayainsider
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

They just operate once a month, don't have information. It was a wase of time. They were lata and make jump from one bus to another with no reason.

Thank Johana M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I think some previous reviews thought this was a guided tour but think of it as a local bus with super convenient stops! We only had 1 full day in Kyoto and didn’t really plan this leg of the trip so this bus saved us...More

10  Thank Dylan W
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Gion on a night walking tour on a cold night! The young woman guide was well informed and passed on a lot of knowledge. The tour meeting point was very difficult to find for non locals. A number of registered tour participants could...More

3  Thank Roger H
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

All you have to do is wake up early, study the bus schedule and where you want to go. You need two day to finish all Kyoto bus tour. If you do your own tour you might get loss, waste your time and not enjoy....More

1  Thank sg20166
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was horrified when I read all the negative reviews on K Loop. But still decided to take it because I am not very good at finding trains, stations, lines, platforms and then to interchange them, Checked out their website and found loads of information...More

9  Thank Senaratna
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

As we only had a limited amount of time in Kyoto, we decided to use this bus to allow us to get to as many sights as possible. The cost is quite high when compared to the subway or local buses, which may put some...More

5  Thank TravelBee4321
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

As this is really the only kind of 'hop on-hope off' bus service in Kyoto we thought we'd give it a try. It really wasn't worth the money though. Yes the route is good but it can be very slow in traffic, meaning buses are...More

Thank aoifemcn17
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I always use hop on hop off buses and normally they are great this one is very expensive for what you get, they charge an extra 500yen on weekends buses only run every 30 minutes and the commentary on board is terrible don't waste your...More

1  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

....an expensive way of getting round, but also easy if you're short of time / are not sure how to get around / don't mind the additional cost. 2 key things: (1) you can't see that much from the bus - you get a sense...More

4  Thank EricWhite74
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Tania S
17 May 2018|
Response from literist |
Just read this bus no longer operates
25 April 2018|
Response from literist |
Just read it no longer operates.