How to get to Gion (Gion-Shirakawa, Hanamikoji Street, Yasaka Jinja Shrine, Gion Corner and so on) from Ginkakuji Temple ?
You can go by Kyoto City Bus No.203.
The recommended way to Gion area from Ginkakuji Temple is by Bus No.203.
The map below is the overview of the route, stops, time and fare.
From Ginkakuji Temple, there are 2 near bus stops, Ginkakuji-mae (meanings “in front of”) and Ginkakuji-michi (meanings “lead to”). Ginkakuji-mae bus stop is the nearest.
Although Kyoto City Bus No.100 used to be operated from the nearest Ginkakuji-mae bus stop for Gion area, currently this bus is out of service, so, please take bus No. 2o3 for Gion area from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.
Kyoto City Bus No.203 is convenient not only for Yasakajinja shrine or Hanamikoji street but also for Gion-shirakawa or Minamiza Kabuki Theater.
Bus fare is ¥230 per ride. Of course Bus One-day Pass is available. (Unfortunately, this one-day pass will be discontinued at the end of September 2023.)
Actually, how long does it take from Ginkakuji Temple to Gion area (for example, Hanamikoji Street and Gion Shirakawa) after all ?
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♦ By Bus No.203
It takes in total at least 40 minutes including walking & wating time. (¥230).
Firstly head for Ginkakuji-michi bus stop. Bus No.203 is operated almost every 12 minutes.
For Hanamikoji Street, get off at Gion bus stop, it takes about 1 minutes’ walk
For Gion Shirakawa, get off at Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop , it takes about 3 minutes’ walk.
Please note that any buses are likeiy to take more time on peak season because of traffic jam and a lot of passengers.
From Ginkakuji Temple to Gion area, firstly please head for Ginkakuji-michi (meaning “lead to”) as the map below shows.
Bus No.203 departs from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop only.
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