How to get to Kiyomizu Temple from Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) ?
You can go by Bus. For example…
〈1〉 by Walk (or Bus to Kitaoji Bus Terminal) + Kyoto City Bus No.206,
〈2〉 by Kyoto City Bus No.204 + Kyoto City Bus No.202.
The recommended way to Kiyomizu Temple from Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion) is “by Bus”.
There is no trains or direct bus service available between them.
The map below is the overview of the bus routes, stops, time and fare.
One of the nearest bus stop from Kinkakuji temple is Kinkakuji-michi.
From Kinkakuji-michi bus stop to Kiyomizu Temple, there is no direct bus service available.
But, if you just walk to the next bus stop, Senbon-Kitaoji, Kyoto City Bus No.206 take you to Kiyomizu Temple directly.
(Of course, if you are bus one-day pass or subway & bus one-day pass holder, you can go to the next stop by some buses, too. In that case, I’ll show you better bus stop to transfer (Kitaoji Bus Terminal) in the following section.)
Actually, many other bus routes are available if you change buses to go to Kiyomizu Temple.
So, I’ll show you a recommended way among those routes.
That’s Kyoto City Bus No.204 + No.202 .
Bus No. 204 departs from Kinkakuji-michi bus stop B, and transfer to Bus No.202 at Marutamachi-Keihan-mae bus stop.
If you take buses for Kitaoji Bus Terminal to take the Bus No.206 , those buses depart from Kinkakuji-michi bus stop C.
Bus fare is ¥230 per ride.
(In March 2023, the bus transfer discount with IC Cards ended.)
From the arrival Kiyomizu-michi bus stop to Kiyomizu Temple, it takes about 10 minutes’ walk.
Please note that the buses are likeiy to take much more time on peak season becouse of heavy traffic jam.
The followings are the details.