School bus service

KIST aims to provide a school bus service to assist families in transporting children to and from school. The service is limited to certain areas and routes that can be reasonably justified in terms of operational costs. The service operates as a user-pays system and is limited to registered student users only.

School bus

Bus routes, bus stops and fees are reviewed annually and may change from year to year. Families planning to move closer to a particular bus stop should consider this carefully before making definite commitments. The locations of bus stops are determined by the school and cannot be adjusted for individual families.

Seats on buses are limited. We cannot guarantee that seats will be available for all children who apply. If seats are not available, applicants will be added to the waiting list. If seats become available, children will be added in order of receipt of application.

Both round-trip and one-way services are available; however, the one-way service is limited to usage in the morning only or the afternoon only for the full week. Requests to use the one-way service on specific days of the week are not accepted and children registered as one-way users are not permitted to use the round-trip service at any time. Due to the limited number of seats available, preference is given to families applying for the round-trip service.

Bus fees are invoiced three times per year in line with the main school vacation periods (August - December, January - March, April - June). Changes or cancellations are accepted at any time through submission of the School Bus Application Form; however, any additional payment required or refund due is based on a full monthly calculation. Annual charges are calculated by multiplying the monthly rate by 10 months. Bus fees include 10% consumption tax.

To view the bus timetable for the current school year, click here: KIST School Bus Timetable (2020-2021)

There are currently three routes in operation as shown below.

Pink Bus

Stations serviced:

Roppongi 1-chome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line); Daimon Station (Toei Asakusa and Oedo Lines); Tokyo Station (Various JR lines, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)

Bus stops:

Chuo-ku: Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit (morning) (Round-trip: 22,000 yen/month; One-way: 11,000 yen/month)

Minato-ku: Azabu; Daimon (afternoon); Roppongi 1-chome (afternoon); Shiba Park (morning); Tengenji (Round-trip: 33,000 yen/month; One-way: 16,500 yen/month)

Shibuya-ku: Daikanyama (Round-trip: 44,000 yen/month; One-way: 22,000 yen/month) 

Blue Bus

Stations serviced:

Shinonome Station (Rinkai Line); Toyosu Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line); Tsukishima Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Toei Oedo Line)

Bus stops:

Chuo-ku: Kachidoki; Tsukishima (Round-trip: 22,000 yen/month; One-way: 11,000 yen/month)

Koto-ku: Shinonome; Toyosu (Round-trip: 22,000 yen/month; One-way: 11,000 yen/month)

Orange Bus*

*Operation of the orange bus route will end on June 16, 2021.

Stations serviced:

Nishikasai Station, Toyocho Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)

Bus stops:

Edogawa-ku: Nishikasai (Round-trip: 22,000 yen/month; One-way: 11,000 yen/month)

Koto-ku: Toyocho (Round-trip: 22,000 yen/month; One-way: 11,000 yen/month)

Urayasu-shi: Bay Mall (Round-trip: 29,700 yen/month; One-way: 14,850 yen/month)