From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Fushimi Inari Shrine


1. Overview

How to get to Fushimi Inari Shrine from Kiyomizu Temple ?

Visitors Question

You can go (1) by Walk + Keihan Railway (via Kiyomizu-gojo Sta.), or (2) By Bus + Keihan Railway (via Shichijo Sta.).

Locals Answer

The recommended ways to Fushimi Inari Shrine from Kiyomizu Temple is (1) by Walk + Keihan Railway or (2) by Bus + Keihan Railway.

There is no direct bus service available between Kiyomizu-dera temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.

The map below is the overview of the routes, time and fare.

After all, how long does it take from Kiyomizu Temple to Fushimi Inari Shrine ?

I’ll show you the examples of travel timescomparing the 2 ways above.

The time includes average walking and transfer time.

«1»  Walk + Keihan Railway  via Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta.

It takes in total about 37 – 42 minutes (¥220).
(the time depends on Keihan train schedule)
From Kiyomizu Temple to Kiyomizu-Gojo station, it takes about 20 minutes’ walk.
Keihan trains are operated every 10 minute, and 7 minutes’ ride.
From the arrival Keihan Fushimi-Inari station to the Shrine, it takes 5 minutes’ walk.
This route enables you to move without delay even if on peak season such as cherry blossom and autumn leaves.

«2» Kyoto City Bus & Keihan Railway via Shichijo Sta.

It takes in total about 45 minutes (¥400).
From Kiyomizu Temple to the nearest bus stops (Gojozaka), it takes about 10 minutes’ walk.
Buses for Keihan Shichijo station are operated a lot, and about 10 minutes’ ride.
By Keihan Railway, it takes 5 minutes’ ride, and 5 minutes’s walk to the Shrine.

Please note that the buses are likeiy to take much more time on peak season because of heavy traffic jam and a lot of passengers.

From Kiyomizu Temple to Fushimi Inari Shrine, firstly please head for Kiyomizu-Gojo station (Keihan Railway), or Gojozaka bus stop.

The locations of the station and the bus stop are separated and a bit far from the temple.

From the gate of Kiyomizu Temple, it takes about 10 minutes’ walk to Gojozaka bus stop, and about 20 minutes’ walk to Kiyomizu-Gojo station.

Check the map below, showing the location of the station and the bus stop. 

The following sections are the details of each travel way.

2. By Walk + Keihan Railway for Fushimi Inari Shrine (via Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta.)

Although you need about 20 minutes’ walk from the temple to the nearest Keihan station, Kiyomizu-Gojo, you can move to Fushimi Inari Shrine without delay, avoiding congestion even on peak season.

The followings are the details.

1. The way to Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta. from the Kiyomizu Temple

After leaving Kiyomizu Temple, please head for Gojozaka Intersection.

At the place where the street divide in two on the way, walk toward left direction.

In about 10 minuts’ walk, you come to Gojozaka Intersection.

Please head for the sidewalk along the overpass on the Gojo street.


Keep walking along the overpass or Gojo streets until just before a river (about 10 minutes).

At the intersection just before a river, the entrance of Kiyomizu-Gojo station is located.

This station is underground like subway.

(the picture : Keihan Railway Kiyomizu-Gojo station Entrance No.4)

2. Take Trains at Kiyomizu-Gojo Station Track No.2

At Kiyomizu-Gojo station, local, sub-express and express trains are available.

All types of the trains departing from track No. 2 take you to Fushimi Inari station.

In the daytime, sub-express trains are mainly operated.

(The Picture : Kiyomizu-Gojo station platform)

3. Get off at Fushimi-Inari Sta., and the Way to the Shrine.

In 7 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Fushimi Inari station.

After getting off, walk forward direction.
Ticket gate is at the end of the platform.

(The Picture : Platform & Ticket Gate at Fushimi Inari station)

After getting out of the ticket gate, please walk to the left. as the signboard shows.

Please walk along the street, and go through JR crossing and the Torii-gate ahead.

This is the Torii-gate.

In 2 minutes after going through the first Torii-gate, finally you come to the two-storied gate and main shrine (hall) of Fushimi Inari.

From Keihan Fushimi Inari station, it takes 5 minutes’ walk to the main shrine (hall), and about 9 minutes’ walk to the most popular place called “Senbon Torii” in Japanese, meaning thousands of Torii gates in English.

3. By Bus + Keihan Railway for Fushimi Inari Shrine (via Shichijo Sta.)

Instead of walking to Keihan Kiyomizu-Gojo station, you can take buses to transfer for Keihan Railway at Shichijo station to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Take Kyoto City BusNo. 206  or  86  at Gojozaka bus stop A. (Note: During the tourist season,  extra  buses are also available.)

Then, get off at Nanajo Keihan-mae bus stop (meaning Keihan Railway Shichijo Sta.), and transfer for Keihan line.

Please be careful that those buses are likely to be very crowded depending on time, season and traffic condition.

The followings are the details.

1. Head for Gojozaka Bus Stop A.

Gojozaka bus stop A is located at the east side of Higashi-oji street that buses run.

At Gojozaka intersection, turn right before crossing the street when you come from Kiyomizu Temple. (Refer to the access map)

2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.206 or 86

At Gojozaka bus stop A, take Kyoto City Bus No. 206 (loop)  or  86 . (Note:  No.86  are operated by Kyoto City Bus and Kyoto Bus in turn! Of course you can take any bus  No.86 )

You can also ride Bus No.  206 (bound for Kyoto Sta.)  and sometimes  extra buses  bound for Kyoto station.

(The picture : No.206, not loop but boud for Kyoto Sta.)

3. Get off at Nanajo Keihan-mae bus stop, and Transfer for Keihan line

In about 7 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Nanajo Keihan-mae bus stop.

After getting off, walk to the forward direction until the intersection ahead where the entrance of Keihan Shichijo station is located.

At the intersection befor crosswalk, you can see Keihan Shichijo station (Entrance No.2) on your left.

Keihan station is located underground like subway.

Go down from the entranc to the ticket gate in the basement.

4. Take Trains at Track No.2, Keihan Shichijo Station.

For Fushimi Inari Shrine, take trains departing from track No.2.

The track No.2 is just after the ticket gate if you come from the entrance No.2.

Take local, sub- express or express trains departing from track No.2.

Please be careful that limitede express doesn’t stop Fushimi-Inari station .

The trains are usually operated about every 10 minutes.

5. Get off at Fushimi Inari Station.

In 5 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Fushimi Inari station, the 3rd stop from Shichijo station.

From this station to Fushimi Inari Shrine, please refer to the previous section.


4. Fushimi Inari Shrine Information 

 Opening Hours

  Open 24 Hours

 Admission Fee 

  just visitting is for free

 Best time to visit 

  Anytime you want to visit !

 Other Information 

  Relatively not crowded in the early morning