From Nijo Castle to Kiyomizu-dera Temple
1. The Way to Horikawa-Marutamachi Bus Stop from Nijo Castle
After getting out of the gate of Nijo Castle, walk straight to the left direction on the Horikawa Street along the Castle.
This is the sidewalk along the stone wall of Nijo Castle.
After passing the Castle, go across the first big intersection, and keep walking straight along the Horikawa street.
In 2 minutes from the first intersction, you come to next big intersection, named Horikawa-Marutamachi, meaning Horikawa St. and Marutamachi St. cross.
Please cross the crosswalk, and turn left, then you can see the Horikawa-Marutamachi bus stop C ahead.
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.202
At Horikawa-Marutamachi bus stop C, take Kyoto City Bus No.202 .
Buses are operated almost every 15 minutes in the daytime.
3. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, and Turn left at the intersection ahead
In at least 24 minutes’ ride, buses arrive at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.
After getting off, walk forward direction, and turn left at the Kiyomizu-michi intersection ahead.
(The access map available below)
Keep walking along the uphill street.
On the way, you will see a lot of souvenir shops on your both side.
4. Finally, the Gate of Kiyomizu Temple !
In about 10 minutes’ walk from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, you come to Kiyomizu Temple !
But please note that it takes much more time if the uphill to the temple is full of visitors.
So please give yourself enough time to visit.
1. Take any Subway Trains at Track No.2.
For Kiyomizu Temple, take any subway trains at track No.2 bound for Rokujizo or Biwako Hama-Otsu station.
The trains are operated a lot, more than 10 times per hour.
2. Get off at Subway Higashiyama Station, and Transfer.
In about 7 minutes, trains arrive at Higashiyama station, the 4th stop from Nijojo-mae station.
After getting out of the ticket gate, turn left, and head for Exit 2.
After getting out of subway Higashiyama station Exit 2, turn left and head for the intersection ahead, named Higashiyama-Sanjo.
At the intersection, turn left again, before crosswalk.
After turning left, then you can see Higashiyama-Sanjo bus stop C ahead.
3. Take Kyoto City Bus No.100, 110, 206 or 202 at Higashiyama-Sanjo bus stop C.
From the Higashiyama-Sanjo bus stop C, take bus No.100 , 110 , 206 or 202 .
(Although bus No.206 are 2 types, normal loop type (the picture) and one-way type bound for Kyoto Station, you can take both types)
These buses are operated a lot in total.
Bus No.100 is also called “Raku Bus“, meaning easy travelling bus designed for visitors in Kyoto.
4. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop
In at least 8 minutes’ ride, the buses 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.
1. Get off at Subway Sanjo-Keihan Station, and Transfer.
In about 5 or 6 minutes, trains arrive at Sanjo-Keihan station. (one stop before Higashiyama station, where you get off if you transfer for buses, explained in previous section.)
After getting out of the ticket gate, turn right, and head for Keihan Railway Sanjo Station ticket gate.
Keep walking on the underground passage (2 minutes’ walk).
Soon, you come to Keihan Railway Sanjo station Central Ticket Gate on your diagonally left.
2. Take local, sub-express or express trains at Track 3 or 4.
Please make sure of the correct platform and train type by notice board.
Trains for Kiyomizu Temple depart from track No.3 or 4, bound for Osaka, Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima.
Only local, sub-express and express trains stop at Kiyomizu-Gojo station for Kiyomizu Temple.
Mainly sub-express trains are operated in the daytime.
3. Get off at Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, and Head for Exit 4.
In 3 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.
4. From the Exit, Walk Straight along Gojo street until Gojozaka Intersection.
After getting out of Kiyomizu-Gojo station Exit 4, keep walking straight until Gojozaka intersection.
(the picture : Keihan Railway Kiyomizu-Gojo station Exit 4)
In about 10 minutes’ walk along the Gojo street, you come to the Gojozaka intersection.
(the picture : sidewalk along the Gojo Street)
5. 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.