How to get to Ginkakuji Temple from Gion (Hanamikoji, Shirakawa, Yasaka Jinja Shrine and so on) ?
You can go (1) by Kyoto City Bus No.100 (currently out of service), or (2) by Kyoto City Bus No.203.
The recommended ways to Ginkakuji Temple from Gion area are (1) by Kyoto City Bus No.100, or (2) by Kyoto City Bus No.203. (Attention! Currently, bus No.100 are out of service for an undetermined period, so please take bus No.203 instead.)
Please note that buses are likely to be delayed due to heavy traffic jam especially on peak season.
But, there is no train service available between them. You need to take buses.
The map below is the overview of the routes, stops, time and fare.
So, after all, how long does it take from Gion to Ginkakuji Temple ?
I’ll show you the examples of travel times from Gion-Shiwakawa to Ginkakuji Temple, comparing 2 ways below.
The time includes average walking and waiting time.
«Route 1» Kyoto City Bus ( No.100 ∗)(No.203) from Gion bus stop (5 minutes’ walk from Gion-Shiwakawa) ∗No.100 are out of service currently!
It takes in total at least 35 to 40 minutes (¥230).
These bus are operated almost every 7 or 8 to 10 minutes in the daytime.
From the arrival Ginkakuji-mae bus stop (No.100), 5 minutes’ walk to the Temple.
From the arrival Ginkakuji-michi bus stop (No.203), 8minutes’ walk to the Temple.
«Route 2» Kyoto City Bus ( No.203 ) from Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop (3 minutes’ walk from Gion-Shirakawa)
It takes in total at least 42 minutes (¥230).
This bus are operated almost every 12 minutes in the daytime.
From the arrival Ginkakuji-michi bus stop, 8 minutes’ walk to the Temple.
From Gion area to Ginkakuji Temple, firstly please head for Bus Stops (Kyoto City Bus, Gion or Shijo Keihan-mae).
From most attractions in Gion area (including Hanamikoji street, Gion Corner, Kenninji Temple), Gion bus stop are convenient, located east side of the area near Yasaka Jinja Shrine.
If your last location is near Gion-Shirakawa, located northwest side of Gion area, you can use both Shijo Keihan-mae and Gion bus stop.
Check the map below, showing time & route to each bus stop from attractions in Gion area.
The following sections are the details of each travel way.