From Gion to Kinkakuji Temple (golden pavilion)
1. Head for near bus stops (Gion B or Shijo Keihan-mae B, C)
If your last location is around Yasaka Jinja Shrine, please head for Gion bus stop “B“, located near the Shrine. (the picture above or left)
Bus stop “B“ means that there are three bus stops named Gion around there. “B” is one of them.
When your last locations are near Hanamikoji street or Gion-Shirakawa, head for Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop “B” or “C“. The locations of these bus stops are a little bit separated. It’s O.K. to choose nearer bus stop for you. (Shijo Keihan-mae means “in front of Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo station”)
Bus stop B is located in front of Minamiza Theater near Shijo-Ohashi Bridge, and bus No.12 departs from here. (the picture above or left)
Bus stop C is located at northwest side of Shijo-Ohashi intersection next to Shijo-Ohashi Bridge, and bus No.59 departs from here. (the picture above or left)
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.12 or No.59
Take Kyoto City Bus No. 12 from Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop B.
Take Kyoto City Bus No. 59 from Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop C.
The map shows the location of the bus stop near Kinakuji Temple, and the way to the temple.
Bus No.12 and No.59, arrive at the same bus stop, named Kinkakuji-michi∗.
After getting off, please walk to forward direction along the curve, and head for tree-lined street at Kinkakuji-mae intersection.
∗Bus No.12 & No.59 originally stop much nearer bus stop, named Kinkakuji-mae. But, the route is changed and does not stop from the date of Mar. 20th, 2020.
This is the street lined with trees at Kinkakuji-mae intersection.
At the intersection, turn right and cross the street, and walk through the tree-lined street.
4. Soon, you come to the entrance of Kinkakuji Temple.
At the end of the street, soon, you can see the entrance of Kinkakuji Temple.
A lot of visitors are walking toward, so you can’t miss it !