From Kyoto Station to Gion
The bus stop that you get off is Gion bus stop.
Gion bus stop is located near Yasaka-jinja Shrine.
From the bus stop, it takes about 4 minutes’ walk to Hanamikoji Street, 5 minutes’ walk to Gion-Shirakawa, 6 minutes’ walk to Gion Corner, 8 minnutes’ walk to Kenninji Temple.
If you ride bus No.106 , you can also get off at Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop (meaning Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo Station), the next stop from Gion bus stop.
The followings are the details.
1. After Getting off, Walk backward.
( In case of Bus No. 100 , 110 , 86 , 206 )
After getting off the bus, please walk to backward direction, so you come to the intersection just in front of Yasaka-jinja Shrine soon.
Then turn right, that is the starting point of Shijo Street passing through the center of Gion area !
2. Gion Bus Stop B ( In case of Bus No. 106 )
Only Bus No.106 stops different “Gion” Bus-stop. This stop is located on Shijo street, nearer to Hanamikoji Street.
If you want to know the route or ride time of the Bus No. 100 , 106 , 110 , 86 and 206 , please check the maps below.
1. Take JR Nara line to Tofukuji Station.
At Kyoto station, take JR Nara line trains (departing from track No.8, 9 or 10). All rapid and local trains stop next station, Tofukuji, where you will transfer.
The trains are usually operated about 6 times per hour.
In 2 or 3 minutes, trains arrive at Tofukuji Station.
2. Transfer to Keihan Railway at Tofukuji Station
At JR Tofukuji station, 2 ways to transfer to Keihan Railway.
One is the gate only for transfer to Keihan Railway, located the rear end of the platform you just get off. (Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
The other is the main tickete gate, located on the 2nd floor near the front end of the platform.
By any ways, you need to go through ticket gates 2 times. (Firstly, get out of JR ticket gate, then go into Keihan Railway ticket gate)
In case of main gate, please head for the ticket gate of Keihan line for Sanjo, Demachiyanagi.
If you are at track No.1 of Keihan Tofukuji station, you are O.K.
Trains ara operated every 10 minute. All the trains take you to Gion-Shijo station.
3. Get off at Gion-Shijo Station.
In 5 minutes, the train arrives at Gion-Shijo station, the third station from Tofukuji.
The station is , as you know, located underground such as subway.
The location map below shows one of the ways to each attraction from Gion-Shijo station, please check !
1. Get out of the ticket gate, Find out the Exit for your Destination.
After arriving at Gion-Shijo station, please find out the convenient Exit for your destination.
The Escalator is Exit 5, the elevator is Exit 7.
To Gion Shirakawa, please head for Exit 9 at the far end.
To Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Hanamikoji Street, Gion Corner or Kenninji Temple, Exit 6 is convenient.
2. The Exit 6 of Gion-Shijo Station
This is the Exit 6 of Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo station.
The Exit 6 is under the Minamiza Kabuki Theater.
Walk to the right direction for Hanamikoji Street or Gion Corner.
3. The Exit 9 of Gion-Shijo Station.
This is the Exit 9, convenient for Gion Shirakawa.
Walk forward untill you pass by small river.
After crossing the small river (named Shirakawa River in Japanese), turn right.
Soon, you come to the Gion Shirakawa area.