How to get to Gion (Gion-Shirakawa, Hanamikoji Street, Yasaka Jinja Shrine, Gion Corner and so on) from Ginkakuji Temple ?
You can go 〈1〉 by Kyoto City Bus No.100, (Currently out of service)
or if you firstly visit Gion-Shirakawa 〈2〉 by Kyoto City Bus No.203.
The recommended ways to Gion area from Ginkakuji Temple are (1) by Bus No.100 (out of service currently), or if you visit Gion Shirakawa at first, (2) Bus No.203 is also available.
The map below is the overview of the routes, 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.
To any attractions in Gion, basically, take Kyoto City Bus No. No.100 from Ginkakuji-mae bus stop. This bus is also called “Raku Bus“, meanings going around Kyoto easily, designed for visitors from over the world. (Because bus No.100 are out of service, please take bus No.2o3 for Gion area from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.)
Only if you firstly visit west side of Gion area such as Gion-shirakawa or Minamiza Kabuki Theater, you can also take Kyoto City Bus No.203 from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.
Bus fare is ¥230 per ride. Of course Bus One-day Pass is available for these routes.
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.100 (Note: out of service currently)
It takes at least 33 minutes (Hanamikoji Street) & 37 minutes (Gion-Shirakawa) including walking & wating time (¥230).
Firstly, you need 5 minutes’ walk to Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, the nearest.
Bus No.100 is operated a lot.
From the arrival Gion bus stop, it takes about 3 minutes’ walk to Hanamikoji Street (7 minutes walk to Gion Shirakawa).
♦ 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.
From the arrival Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop to Gion Shirakawa, it takes about 3 minutes’ walk.
Actually, in total, not so much difference to Gion Shirakawa on walk distanse and time between No.100 and No.203.
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, firatly please head for near the 2 bus stops as the map below shows.
Ginkakuji-mae (meaning “in front of”) is the nearest, and Ginkakuji-michi (meaning “lead to”) is second nearest, but actually not so separated.
Bus No.203 comes to Ginkakuji-michi bus stop only.
The following sections are the details of those 2 routes.