Kyoto's transportation system is complicated, and ironically enough, some locals complain that there are too many buses. At the very least, it’s easy as a tourist to be confused by the bus system, especially when you throw in the fact that most international visitors can’t read a word of Japanese. It is possible to hop aboard one of the city’s trains, but these can leave you some distance from the main tourist hotspots, and driving is not recommended either as the roads are quite narrow, with taxis and all those buses are often at a stand still. And to top it all, although the historic districts of the city are easily appreciated on foot, it won’t be an option to walk everywhere. So if you’re travelling to Kyoto
and want to reduce time and money spent on getting around, your best option is to use the underground system and along with buses. You can buy one day pass for this option, which can save you time and money.