From Gion to Ginkakuji Temple (silver pavilion)
1. Head for Gion bus stop C
Please head for Gion bus stop “C“, located near Yasaka Jinja Shrine.
After getting out of the gate of the shrine, cross the street (called Higashioji street), and walk to the right direction.
Soon, you can see the Gion bus stop C ahead.
(about the way to the bus stop, refer to the location map in previous section)
Bus stop “C“ means that there are three bus stops named Gion around there. “C” is one of them.
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.1oo (Raku Bus).
Take Kyoto City Bus No. 100 .
(the picture : Bus No.100 at Gion bus stop C)
3. Get off at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop
In at least 19 minutes’ ride, the buses arrive at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop.
(This bus stop is nearer than Ginkakuji-michi bus stop where Bus No.203 , I will explaine in next section, arrives.)
After getting off, walk straight to backwatd direction.
The map below shows the way.
4. Cross the Bridge, and Follow the Street.
In a few minutes, you come to the small bridge crossing the stream. Then cross the bridge, and go up the slightly uphill street in front of you.
From that bridge, the path along the stream is called “Philosopher’s Walk” or “the Path of Philosophy”. (“Tetsugaku-no-michi” in Japanese)
You can also visit Eikando Temple or Nanzenji Temple through the walk after visiting Ginkakuji Temple (1,2 mile, 2 km, about 25 minutes’ walk).
Keep walking the uphill street.
5. Finally, the Gate of Ginkakuji Temple !
In 3 minutes from the small bridge where the Philosopher’s Walk starts, you finally come to the gate of Ginkakuji Temple.
1. Head for Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop A
From around Gion-Shirakawa area, please head for Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop A.
It takes about 3minutes’ walk.
The way to Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop A, walk to the south direction from Gion-Shirakawa area until you come to Shijo street.
Before crossing the street, turn right, then you can see the bus stop ahead, located across from Minamiza Kabuki Theater.
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.203
Take Kyoto City Bus No.203 at Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop A.
On the way to Ginkakuji Temple, Bus No.203 may cancel bus service at Kinrin Shako-mae bus stop due to delay.
But, don’ t warry, you can ride next bus or any other bus (No.5, 17, 102, 204) without extra fare.
Kinrin Shako-mae bus stop is 2 stop before bus stop near Ginkakuji temple.
3. Get off at Ginkakuji-michi bus stop, and Head for the intersection behind
In at least 24 minutes’ ride, the buses arrive at Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.
(This bus stop is not the same bus stop where Bus No.100 arrives, explained in previous section.)
After getting off, walk backward direction, and head for the intersection.
(The access map available below)
4. Head for the path along a stream.
At the intersection, cross the crosswalk, and walk on the either sidewalk along a stream.
Please keep walking on the path along the stream.
In 5 minutes, you come to the small bridge where Philosopher’s Walk starts.
From there, the way to Ginkakuji Temple is the same as explained in the previous section.