From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Ginkakuji (silver pavilion)
1. Head for Bus Stops : Gojozaka C or Kiyomizu-michi B, and Take Bus No.100
After getting out of Kiyomizu Temple, walk downhill street in 10 minutes until you come to Higashioji Street.
Gojozaka bus stop C and Kiyomizu-michi bus stop B are located at west side of the Higashioji Street.
(Please refer to the map in the previous section)
(the picture : No.100 at Gojozaka bus stop C)
2. Get off at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop
In at least 24 minutes’ ride, the buses arrive at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop.
After getting off, walk straight to backwatd direction.
The map below shows the way.
3. 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.
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.