From Ginkakuji Temple (silver pavilion) to Arashiyama area
1. Take Bus No.203 or 102 at Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop C.
After getting out of Ginkakuji Temple, walk straight in 7 minutes until you come to Shirakawa Street.
And, cross the street. Then, you can see Ginkakuji-michi bus stop C at the left (south) side of the Imadegawa street.
(Please go pass the nearest bus stop, Ginkakuji-mae on the way, because Bus No.203 and 102 don’ t come.)
If you take bus No.102, need to pay bus fares when you get on. (usually, pay when get off other buses) So, please prepare beforehand.
2. Get off at Kitano-Hakubaicho Bus Stop, and Transfer.
In at least 27 minutes by bus No.203 (23 minutes by No.102 ), get off at Kitano-Hakubaicho bus stop.
Bus No. 203 arrive at Bus Stop D and No. 102 arrive at Bus Stop just next to the station.
Although arrival stops are different, the bus stop D is also near Randen Kitano-Hakubaicho station.
(The Picture : Kitano-Hakubaicho Bus Stop D)
When you get off No.102 buses, Kitano Hakubaicho station is just in front of you.
If No.203, please head for backward direction.
And, the station is located at the opposite side of the bus stop.
Please check the transfer map.
From Kitano-Hakubaicho station to Arashiyama, please ride Keifuku Railway (Randen).
All trains don’t go to Arashiyama directly.
You need to change trains at Katabiranotsuji Station.
But, don’t worry, all trains departing from Kitano-Hakubaicho station are bound for Katabiranotsuji Station.
So you just get off at the last station to transfer.
The name of the Randen station in Arashiyama area you finally get off is also Arashiyama.
The followings are the details.
1. Take any Trains at Randen Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta.
All trains are bound for Katabiranotsuji station where you need to tranfer for Arashiyama.
So please ride any trains.
2. Change Trains at Katabiranotsuji Sta.
In 11 minutes’ ride, the trains arrive at Katabiranotsuji station (Track No.3 or No.4).
This station is the last stop of trains from Kitano-Hakubaicho station, so it is easy when you transfer.
Trains bound for Arashiyama depart from track No.1, located next platform of track No. 3 and 4.
So please move.
Usually trains bound for Arashiyama arrive in 8 minutes after you get off the train from Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta.
So, it is enough time to transfer.
(the picture : Katabiranotsuji Station Track No.1 )
3. Trains arrive at Arashiyama Sta. in 8 minutes
In 8 minutes’ ride, the trains arrive at Arashiyama station (the last stop).
1. Ride Buses at Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop C.
For Arashiyama via JR Enmachi Sta., take Kyoto City Bus No. 203 . from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop C.
This bus is the same one for Randen Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta..
2. Get off at Nishinokyo-Enmachi Bus Stop, and Transfer.
In about 30 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop.
The name of the bus stop is a little bit different from the JR station, just “Enmachi“.
After getting off the bus No.203, please walk to the forward direction.
JR Enmachi station is located southwest direction from the bus stop.
After getting off the bus, firstly, please head for the big intersection ahead, then the station is diagonally across from you.
It takes about 3 minutes from the Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop.
From Enmachi station to Arashiyama, please ride JR line (Sagano line precisely).
At Enmachi station, both local and rapid type trains are available.
The name of the nearest JR station for Arashiyama area is Saga-Arashiyama.
Saga-Arashiyama station is the third stop from Enmachi station by local trains (next stop by rapid).
The followings are the details.
1. Take Any Trains Departing from Track No.2
Please ride on any trains departing from track No.2 (bound for Kameoka, Sonobe) at Enmachi station.
2. Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station.
In 7 minutes, local trains arrive at Saga-Arashiyama station, the third stop from Enmachi station.
Please be careful that if you ride rapid train, next stop is Saga-Arashiyama, taking just 4 minutes.
3. Head for the South Gate for the center of Arashiyama area
After getting out of the ticket gate, if you firstly visit Bamboo Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge or trolley train, please head for the south gate.
If you visit Daikakuji temple, Jojakkoji temple or Adashinono Nenbutsuji temple, please head for the north gate.
(The picture : ticket gate of Saga-Arashiyama Station)
This JR Saga-Arashiyama station is located a little bit away from the center of Arashiyama.
For example, it takes 12 minutes’ walk to Togetsukyo Bridge, a symbol of Arashiyama area.
Check the map in previous section about a time to each famous spot from stations including Keifuku Railway (Randen).