From Kinkakuji (golden pavilion) to Kiyomizu-dera Temple
1. The Way to Senbon-Kitaoji Bus Stop from Kinkakuji Temple
After getting out of the gate of Kinkakuji, walk along the tree-lined street until the end (Nishioji Street).
And then, turn left.
Soon, you come to Kinkakuji-michi bus stop C.
If you have Bus One-Day Pass…..
take buses (No. 204 , 205 , 101 , 102 ) from this bus stop to Kitaoji Bus Terminal instead of Senbon-Kitaoji, and change to No. 206 (depart from bus stop B of the terminal). Because more bus services are available at the Termial, compared with the Senbon-Kitaoji.
Otherwise, keep walking along the Nishioji street.
Walk to the right direction toward Kitaoji street, following the road.
Keep walking along the Kitaoji street in 5 minutes, then you come to Senbon-Kitaoji intersection.
Senbon-Kitaoji bus stop A is located after crossing the crosswalk.
After crossing the crosswalk (Senbon street), you will see Senbon-Kitaoji bus stop A ahead.
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.206
At Senbon-Kitaoji bus stop A, take Kyoto City Bus No.206 .
Buses are operated every 15 minutes in the daytime.
3. (If by Bus from Kinkakuji-michi) Change at Kitaoji Bus Terminal to No.206
If you take buses from Kinkakuji-michi bus stop, please change at Kitaoji Bus Terminal (about 12 minutes’ ride).
After getting off, head for bus stop B in the Red Platform of the Terminal.
You may see 2 types of bus No.206, one is bound for Kyoto Station and the other is loop type via Kyoto station. But you can ride any type of No.206, operated every 7 or 8 minutes.
If you take bus No.206 from Senbon-Kitaoji, you don’t need to get off at the terminal, keep riding the same bus No.206.
4. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, and Turn left the intersection ahead
In at least 48 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.
After getting off, walk forward direction, and turn left at the Kiyomizu-michi intersection ahead.
Keep walking along the uphill street.
On the way, you will see a lot of souvenir shops on your both side.
5. Finally, the Gate of Kiyomizu Temple !
In about 10 minutes’ walk from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, you come to Kiyomizu Temple !
1. Head for Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop B
After getting out of Kinkakuji Temple, please head for Kinkakuji-michi bus stop B.
This bus stop is located on your right side after crossing the Nishioji street, when you come from Kinkakuji Temple along the tree-lined street.
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.204
At Kinkakuji-michi bus stop B, take Kyoto City Bus No.204 .
This bus is operated almost every 15 minutes in the daytime.
3. Change buses at Marutamachi-Keihan-mae Bus Stop from No.204 to No.202
In at least 27 minutes’ ride, bus No.204 arrive at Marutamachi-Keihan-mae bus stop, meaning Keihan Railway Jingu-Marutamachi station.
Change buses to bus No.202 at the same bus stop.
So, it is very easy to transfer.
Bus No.202 is operated 4 or 5 times per hour in the daytime.
4. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop
In at least 14 minutes’ ride, the bus No.202 arrive at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.
After getting off, walk to forward direction.
The way from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop to Kiyomizu Temple is the same as explained in the previous section.