How to get to Kiyomizu-dera Temple from Ginkakuji Temple ?
You can firstly take Bus No.203, and change at Chioninmae bus stop to No.202, 206 or 86 for Kiyomizu temple.
Currently, there is no direct bus service to Kiyomizu Temple from Ginkakuji Temple. So, a recommended way to Kiyomizu Temple is by Kyoto City Bus No203, and transfer to No.206, 202 or 86.
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”).
Although Ginkakuji-mae bus stop is the nearest, No bus service is available for Kiyomizu temple. So, please head for Ginkakuji-michi bus stop, and take bus No.203 for Kiyomizu temple.
Bus fare is ¥230 per ride. Of course Bus One-day Pass or Subway & Bus One-day Pass are available for this route. (Unfortunately, only Bus One-day Pass is discontinued at the end of September 2023.)
Actually, how long does it take from Ginkakuji Temple to Kiyomizu Temple after all ?
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♦ By Bus No.203 + No.202, 206 or No.86
It takes at least 58 minutes including walking & wating time (¥460).
Firstly, you need 8 minutes’ walk to Ginkakuji-michi bus stop.
Bus No.203 is operated almost every 12 minutes.
About in 20 minutes’ ride, change bus at Chionin-mae bus stop to No.202 , 206 or 86 .
From the arrival Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, it takes about 10 minutes’ walk to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
(If you take a bus two more time or over, Bus One-day Pass is useful, during September 2023.)
♦ By Bus No.203 + Walk from Gion
Another option is to take bus No.203 to Gion bus stop (next to Chionin-mae bus stop),
and walk to Kiyomizu temple from there (20 minutes’ walk).
The fare is ¥230, the entire trip from temple to temple takes at least 56 minutes.
Please note that buses are likeiy to take more time on peak season because of traffic jam and a lot of passengers.
From Ginkakuji Temple to Kiyomizu Temple, firstly please head for Ginkakuji-michi bus stop as the map below shows.
The following sections are the details of the route.