From Kinkakuji Temple (golden pavilion) to Arashiyama area
1. Ride Buses at Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop B.
For Arashiyama via Kitano-hakubaicho Sta., take Kyoto City Bus No. 204, 205, 101 or 102.
If Buses are too crowded, you can also walk to Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta. (15 minutes, 0.8 mile, 1.3 km)
If you take bus No.102, need to pay bus fares when get on. (usually, pay when get off other buses) So, please prepare beforehand.
2. Get off at Kitano-Hakubaicho Bus Stop
In about 5 minutes, get off at Kitano-Hakubaicho bus stop, the third stop from Kinkakuji-michi.
Bus No. 102 arrive at Bus Stop A, No. 101 arrive at Bus Stop B, and No. 204 and 205 arrive at Bus Stop D.
All the bus stops are near Randen Kitano-Hakubaicho station.
(The Picture : Kitano-Hakubaicho Bus Stop B)
When you get off any buses, firstly please head for backward direction.
If you take No.101 or 102, you can see the station entrance at the end of the road.
And, if No.204 or 205, 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 is also Arashiyama.
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).
This station is located in the center of Arashiyama area, so it is very convenient to visit any attractions in Arashiyama.
1. Ride Buses at Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop B.
For Arashiyama via JR Enmachi Sta., take Kyoto City Bus No. 204 or 205.
No.204 and No.205 run the same route for Enmachi station from Kinkakuji-michi.
2. Get off at Nishinokyo-Enmachi Bus Stop.
In 9 minutes, buses arrive at Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop.
The name of the bus stop is a little bit different from the JR station, “Enmachi”.
(The picture : Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop B for Bus No.204)
After getting off the bus No.204, please walk to the backward direction.
(The picture : Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop A for bus No.205)
After getting off the bus No.205, please walk to the forward direction.
Bus No. 204 arrive at Nishinokyo-Enmachi bus stop B.
Bus No. 205 arrive at bus stop A.
JR Enmachi station is located southwest direction from those stops.
Firstly, head for the big intersection near the stops, then the station is diagonally across from you.
It takes about 3 minutes from the bus stops.
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 by local trains, 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 below about a time to each famous spot from stations including Keifuku Railway (Randen).