Useful Bus for Visitors : Rakuraku-Line Bus No.102


1. Operation Routes / Hours

 The map below is the route of Rakuraku-Line Bus  No.102  in whole Kyoto city.

Rakuraku-Line Bus  No.102  connects Ginkauji (silver pavilion) area and Subway Kitaoji station by way of  Kyoto Imperial, Kitano-Tenmangu shrine, Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion).

Between Kinkakuji-michi bus stop and Kitaoji Bus Terminal bus stop, Rakuraku-Line Bus  No.102  is operated as an express bus.

The bus operating hours is about …

♦ From Ginkakuji-michi bus stop to Kinkakuji :
9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

♦ From Kinkakuji-michi bus stop to Ginkakuji :
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This bus is operated every 30 min, only on weekends & holidays, so you should check the time table beforehand.

The fare is ¥230 for an adult / ¥120 for a child (6 – 11 yares old) per ride, and is paid at the time of getting off.
No matter where you get off, the fare is the same.

If you plan to take other buses∗, subways, or especially limited express buses during the day, Subway & Bus One-Day Pass (¥1100 for an adult / ¥550 for a child) is recommended in some cases. including Kyoto City BusKyoto Bus, Keihan Bus or JR Bus.

Please note that…

if you move between Ginkakuji and Kinkakuji, bus  No.204  is also available.

And, between Kitano-Tenmangu, Kyoto Imperial and Ginkakuji, bus  No.203  is available.

2. Attractions along the Route of Raku Bus N0.102 with Bus Stop Map

What attractions can you visit by Rakuraku-Line Bus  No.102  ?

The map below shows the bus stops and attractios accesible. (update Jun. 2024)

You can go to…

Ginkakuji temple, Kyoto Imperial, Kitano Tenmangu shrine, Kinkakuji temple and Daitokuji temple.

You can also go to Shimogamo jinja shrine if you don’t mind walking.

How long dose it take to move between attractions by Rakuraku-Line Bus  No.102  ?

The followings are the main sections.
(It does not include waiting time for a bus.)

♦ Ginkakuji (silver) temple  Kinkakuji (golden) temple 

at least 45 min
(bus ride 32 – 35 min between Ginkakuji-michi and Kinkakuji-michi bus stop, walk 13 min in total)

Ginkakuji temple  Kitano Tenmangu shrine :

at least 34 min
(bus ride 25 min between Ginkakuji-michi and Kitano-Tenmangu-mae bus stop, walk 9 min in total)

Ginkakuji temple  Kyoto Imperial

at least 25 min
(bus ride 14 min between Ginkakuji-michi and Karasuma-Imadegawa bus stop, walk 11 min in total)

Kinkakuji temple  Kyoto Imperial :

at least 26 min
(bus ride 18 – 21 min between Kinkakuji-michi and Karasuma-Imadegawa bus stop, walk 8 min in total)

Subway Imadegawa station  Ginkakuji temple :

at least 23 min
(bus ride about 15 min, ride at Karasuma-Imadegawa bus stop, get off at Ginkakuji-michi bus stop, walk 8 min)

Please note that…

on peak season such as cherry blossoms (from the end of March to the beginning of April) or autumun leaves (November), it takes more time to get to each attractions becouse of heavy traffic jam.