From Arashiyama area to Kiyomizu-dera Temple
1. Take any trains at Arashiyama Station (Hankyu Arashiyama Line).
Firstly, take any trains departing from Hankyu Arashiyama station.
Arashiyama station is the first station of Hankyu Arashiyama line, so it is easy to take.
Trains are operated evey 15 minute.
All trains are bound for Katusra, where you need to change trains for Kyoto-Kawaramachi station.
2. Change Trains at Hankyu Katsura Station.
In 8 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Hankyu Katsura station, the fanal stop of the Hankyu Arashiyama line.
So, it is also easy to change trains.
After getting off the trains, move to next platform (Track No.2 or No.3) by the underpass or another overpass.
Hankyu trains bound for Kyoto-Kawaramachi depart from track No.2 or No.3.
There are many type of trains such as limited express, rapid express, semi express and local, but all trains take you to Kyoto-Kawaramachi. So please ride any early trains.
(The picture : Hankyu Katsura Station Track No.2 and No.3)
3. Get off at Hankyu Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, and Transfer.
In about 10 minutes’ ride from Katsura station, trains arrive at Kyoto-Kawaramachi station, the final stop.
So, it is very easy when you get off.
After getting off, please head for East Gate.
(Hankyu Kyoto-Kawaramachi station is located underground like subway.)
After getting out of the East Gate, walk forward direction and head for Exit 1, following the sign and the underground passage.
Both directions (Exit 1-A, Exit 1-B) are OK.
After getting out of the Exit 1 (A or B), head for the direction toward the bridge.
At the end of the bridge, the entrance of Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo station are located.
(In downtown area, Keihan Railway line also runs underground like subway.)
(The Picture : The Entrance of Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo station)
4. Take Local or Sub-Express Trains at Track No.2 (Keihan Gion-Shijo Station)
Take local or sub-express trains at Keihan Gion-shijo station track No. 2, bound for Osaka, Yodoyabashi.
All local and sub express trains at track No.2 are available even thghou whatever the destinations are.
Kiyomizu-Gojo station is the next stop.
5. Get off at Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, and Head for Exit 4.
In 2 minutes, trains arrive at Kiyomizu-Gojo station.
The ticket gate is only one place.
After getting out of the ticket gate, please head for Exit 4.
1. Take any trains at Arashiyama Station (Randen).
All trains take you to Shijo-Omiya, where you transfer to Kyoto City Bus.
So, take any early trains.
2. Get off at Shijo-Omiya Sta., and Transfer to Kyoto City Bus No.207.
In 24 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Shijo-Omiya station.
Shijo-Omiya is the final stop, so it is easy when get off.
After getting out of the gate, head for Shijo-Omiya bus stop 1.
Shijo-Omiya bus stop 1 is located diagonally across from the Randen station.
From the Shijo-Omiya bus stop 1, take Kyoto City Bus No.207 .
From the date of Mar. 20th, 2020, bus No.58 also take you to Kiyomizu-dera from Shijo-Omiya bus stop.
This bus will be operated every 30 minutes only on weekends mainly in the daytime.
(The Picture : Shijo-Omiya Bus Stop 1)
3. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, and Walk forward direction.
In at least 21 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.
The buses are likely to be delay due to heavy traffic jam on peak season such as cherry blossam and autumn leaves.
After getting off, walk toward Kiyomizu-michi intersection ahead.
At the Kiyomizu-michi intersection, turn left.
Keep walking along the uphill street.
You’ll see lots of souvenir shops on the way to the temple.
In bout 10 minutes’ walk from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, you finally get to Kiyomizu Temple.
1. Take any Trains bound for Kyoto Station
Local and rapid type of trains are available at Saga-Arashiyama station.
Kyoto station is the final stop, so please take any type of trains bound for Kyoto Station.
Normaly, the trains depart at track No.1 or 2.
Only trains that start from Saga-Arashiyama station depart at track No.4.
So, check the track by an electric noticeboard before riding.
2. Get off at Kyoto Station, and Head for Bus Terminal.
In 17 minutes by local trains, trains arrive at Kyoto station.
(If rapid train, it takes just 11 minutes. But, operated every hour)
After getting off the trains, walk forward direction and head for central ticket gate.
Keep walking along the platform passege, then, central ticket gate is on your left.
After getting out of the Central Gate, walk forward direction.
Then you can see the bus terminal in front of you.
3. Take Kyoto City Bus No.100. or 106, 110, 206 and 86.
When you get out of Kyoto station buinding (Central Gate), you can see bus terminal and Kyoto Tower.
Bus stops for Kiyomizu Temple are D1 and D2 located between the Central Gate and the Kyoto Tower.
This is the Bus Stop location map for Kiyomizu Temple.
Bus No.100 , No.106 and No.110 depart from Bus Stop D1.
Bus No.206 and No.86 depart from Bus Stop D2.
There is not much difference, so, take any early bus.
(No.100 and No.206 are mainly operated.)
(The Picture : Kyoto City Bus No.100 at Bus Stop D1)
Bus No.100 is also called one of “Raku Bus”, meaning sightseeing around Kyoto easily, special bus for visitors.
Please be careful that only when you take bus No.100, you need to pay bus fare when you get on the bus.
(The Picture : Kyoto City Bus No.206 at Bus Stop D2)
Normaly, pay bus fare when you get off such as bus No.206.
4. Get off at Gojozaka Bus Stop.
In at least 17 – 19 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Gojozaka bus stop.
The way from Gojozaka bus stop to Kiyomizu Temple, please refer to the following Section 5.
1. (By Keihan Railway) From Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta., Walk Straight until Gojozaka Intersection near Bus Stop.
After getting out of Kiyomizu-Gojo station Exit 4, keep walking straight until Gojozaka intersection near Gojozaka bus stop.
(the picture : Keihan Railway Kiyomizu-Gojo station Exit 4)
In about 10 minutes’ walk along the road named Gojo street, you come to the Gojozaka intersection.
(the picture : sidewalk along the Gojo Street)
2. (By Kyoto City Bus) From Gojozaka Bus Stop, Walk toward the Overpass, where Gojozaka Intersection is located.
After getting off the buses at Gojozaka bus stop, walk taward the overpass (backward direction).
Gojozaka intersection is located just before the overpass.
The intersection is near to the bus stop.
3. At the Gojozaka Intersection, Go up the hill ahead.
When you come to the Gojozaka intersection, cross the crosswalk and go up the hill ahead.
At the end of the uphill street, turn diagonally right.
Then, you will see a lot of souvenir shops on your both sides.
In about 10 minutes walk from Gojozaka intersection, finally the gate of Kiyomizu-dera Temple !
It takes more time if the uphill street is full of visitors.