///Kyoto Station to Ginkakuji Temple

From Kyoto Station to Ginkakuji Temple (silver pavilion)

Contents
  • 2. By Subway & Bus

    2-1 Best Routes
    2-2 Via Imadegawa Station
    2-3 via Marutamachi Station
    2-4 All Route Map for Ginkakuji by Subway & Bus

  • 3. Only By Bus

    3-1 Bus Stops Information at Kyoto Station
    3-2 Bus Stops Information near Ginkakuji Temple
    3-3 Bus Route Maps & Eikando-Ginkakuji-Express Bus

1. Overview

You can go to Ginkakuji Temple by Only Bus or by Subway & Bus from Kyoto station.

The chart below is the overview of the location, transportation, time and fare.

Location & Distance

Ginkakuji temple is located in the northeast of Kyoto city.

The distance from Kyoto Station is 4.7 mile.

Transportation & Time

It takes about…

Subuway & Bus 30 – 35 min
Only by Bus more than 40 min
Taxi25- 30 min
Bicycle : 45 min

You need more time and taxi fare on peak season because of heavy traffic jam.

 Near Bus Stops & Time to the Temple

(1)  walk 4 min from Ginkakuji-mae bus stop

(2)  walk 7 min from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop

 Near Stations & Time to the Temple   actually not near…

(1)  walk 30 min ( 1.5 mile /2.4 km) from Demachiyanagi station (Keihan / Eizan Railway)

(2)  walk 35 min (1.75 mile / 2.8 km) from Keage station (Subway Tozai line)

Please note that…

because Ginkakuji temple close at 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on Dec. to Feb.),
you need to enter at least 30 minutes before closing time.

2. By Subway & Bus

If you take subway & bus for Ginkakuji temple, it will save time to move.
Even on peak season, it takes about 35 minutes to get to the bus stop near the temple.

The fare is ¥490 in total.
If you pay by an IC card, the fare is ¥430, discounted automaticaliy.

Subway & Bus One-Day Pass (¥900) is recommended, if you plan to take subway & bus one more time on the same day.

2-1 Best Routes

How to go to the Ginkakuji temple by Subway & Bus ?

The following 2 ways are the best.

From Kyoto station, take Subway Karasuma line to Imadegawa station or Marutamachi station.

Then, change to Kyoto City Bus for Ginkakuji temple.

2-2 Via Imadegawa Station

At Imadegawa station, change to Kyoto City Bus No. 203 or 102.

When you arrive at Imadegawa station, please find out “Exit 3”  .

Get out of the Exit 3, walk to the left, then you can see Karasuma-Imadegawa bus stop “A”.

Please check, Transfer Map above.

2-3 Via Marutamachi Station

At Marutamachi station, change to Kyoto City Bus No. 204.

When you arrive at Marutamachi station, please find out “Exit 1”.

Get out of the Exit 1, then you can see Karasuma-Marutamachi bus stop “A” just in front of you.

Please check, Transfer Map above.

2-4 All Route Map for Ginkakuji by Subway & Bus

The map below is all routes from Kyoto station to Ginkakuji temple by using subway & bus.

Please check, if necessary.

3. Only By Bus

From Kyoto station to Ginkakuji temple, Kyoto City Bus No.100, 17 and 5 are available.
(Bus No.5 by way of Gojo street is also OK)

Bus No.100 is one of “Raku Bus”, meaning special express bus for visitors to go sightseeing in Kyoto easily.

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…

 D1   for Bus No.100

 A2   for Bus No.17

 A1    for Bus No. 5

3-2 Bus Stops Information near Ginkakuji Temple

When you get off, there ara 2 different bus stops near Ginkakuji temple.

One is Ginkakuji-mae, the other is Ginkakuji-michi.

At Ginkakuji-mae, the nearest, bus No.100 stops, and 4 min walk to the temple.

At Ginkakuji-michi, the second nearest, Bus No.5 and 17 stop, just 7 minutes walk to the temple, so not so far.

3-3 Bus Route Maps & Eikando Ginkakuji Express Bus

If you want to know the route or ride time of the Bus No.100, 17 and 5 , please check the maps below.

« Eikando Ginkakuji Express »

On peak season, Eikando Ginkakuji Express Bus may be operated.

You can go to Eikando temple and Ginkakuji temple almost directly.

In 2018, this express bus was operated on specific weekends of November.

If you come across this express bus, you are lucky, please ride without hesitation.

This bus departs from bus stop A1, the same bus stop for Bus No.5.

When I ride this bus, it takes 32 minutes to get Ginkakuji-mae bus stop from Kyoto station.

4. Temple Information

Opening Hours :

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 1 – Nov. 30)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Dec. 1 – Feb. 28)
∗need to enter at least 30 minutes before the closing time

Admission Fee  :

¥500 (adult) / ¥300 (6 – 15 yars old)

Best time to visit  :

at anytime you want to visit

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