3. Only By Bus
From Kyoto station to Ginkakuji temple, Kyoto City Bus No.17 and 5 are available.
(Bus No.5 by way of Gojo street is also OK)
(Bus No.100, one of “Raku Bus“, meaning special express bus for visitors to go sightseeing in Kyoto easily, used to be operate, but is now out of service.)
It takes about 40 minutes by any bus route.
Please note that…
it takes much more time on peak season∗ because of heavy traffic jam.
∗ Peak season : cherry blossam (the end of March to the beginning of April), autumn leaves (November) and consecutive holidays in Japan (the end of April to the beginning of May)
3-1 Bus Stops Information at Kyoto Station
There ara many bus stops in Kyoto Station.
When you ride, which bus stop in Kyoto Station can you ride those buses for Ginkakuji temple ?
Please find out the bus stop displayed…
A2 for Bus No.17
A1 for Bus No. 5
3-2 Bus Stops Information near Ginkakuji Temple
There ara 2 different bus stops near Ginkakuji temple.
One is Ginkakuji-mae, the other is Ginkakuji-michi.
Although Ginkakuji-mae bus stop is the nearest, where Raku bus No.100 used to stop, Bus No. 5 , 17 , 203 , 204 stop at Ginkakuji-michi, the second nearest bus stop. But, it is just 7 minutes walk to the temple, so not so far.
On the way to Ginkakuji temple after getting off the bus, there is the Philosopher’s Walk, famous for its rows of cherry trees.
3-3 Bus Route Maps & Eikando Ginkakuji Express Bus
If you want to know the route or ride time of the Bus No.17 and 5 , please check the maps below.