From Kinkakuji (golden pavilion) to Ginkakuji (silver pavilion)
Bus No.204 , operated both direction in a loop, departs from Kinkakuji-michi bus stop B and C.
The bus stop B is located on your right side after crossing the road (called Nishioji street), when you come from Kinkakuji temple.
The bus stop C is located on your left side before crossing the Nishioji street.
The buses at bus stop C take at least 36 to 40 minutes, via subway Kitaoji station.
Some delayed buses stop running at Kitaoji station to adjust operation schdule.
But, don’t worry, you can ride next bus without extra fare.
The buses at bus stop B, the same bus stop as bus No. 102, take at least 38 minutes, via subway Marutamachi station.
The bus No.204 is operated at least every 15 minutes in both direction.
Please get off at Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.
The map below is bus No.204 route, please check if necessary.
1. After Getting off, Head for the big Intersection.
The bus stop you get off will be different depend on bus routes.
After getting off your bus, please head for the big intersection having traffic lights located beside a stream.
2. Walk on the path along a stream.
From the intersection, please keep walking on the path along the stream.
3. Cross the Bridge, and Follow the Street.
In 4 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.
4. 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 (silver pavilion).