Kyoto Japan Tourist Information and Travel Guide
The Kyoto Public Transit system is comprised of a 2-line metro system and a modern bus network. Although the metro is inexpensive and fast, it does not serve the outlying areas in East and West Kyoto where many of the city's shrines and temples are located.
Fortunately the Kyoto bus system is excellent and inexpensive. A flat bus fare costs only ¥120 per ride.
Please note that bus fares are paid when leaving a bus; not when boarding it. Unless you are using a bus pass, you'll need to make sure that you have sufficient change on hand.