From Kyoto Station to Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
The bus stop that you get off is Gojo-zaka bus stop.
Although Gojo-zaka bus sotp is the nearest to Kiyomizu-dera temple, you need to go uphill more than 10 minutes.
But a lot of souvenir shops graually come out on your both sides on the way. So you can enjoy walking.
The followings are the details.
1. After Getting off, Walk backward.
After getting off the bus, please walk to backward direction, so you can see the big intersection soon.
Then turn left and cross the crosswalk.
2. Cross the crosswalk, and Walk straight on uphill street.
After crossing the crosswalk,keep walking the uphill street in front of you.
Please be careful that the sidewalk is narrow and a lot of people or cars are coming and going.
Please keep walking straight.
3. At the intersection, Turn diagonally right.
In about 7 minutes, you come to the small intersection, so please go diagonally right.
Then, you can see the street paved with stones and a lot of interesting souvenir shops on your both sides.
4. Finally, Kiyomizu-dera Temple !
Going along the street in about 4 minutes, finally you come to Kiyomizu-dera temple !
It takes more than 1o minutes. But a lot of visitors walk to the same destination. So, you can’t miss it.
If you want to know the route or ride time of the Bus No. 100 , 106 , 110 , 86 and 206 , please check the maps below.
1. Take JR Nara line to Tofukuji Station.
At Kyoto station, take JR Nara line trains (departing from track No.8, 9 or 10). All rapid and local trains stop next station, Tofukuji, where you will transfer.
The trains are usually operated about 6 times per hour.
In 2 or 3 minutes, trains arrive at Tofukuji Station.
2. Transfer to Keihan Railway at Tofukuji Station
At JR Tofukuji station, 2 ways to transfer to Keihan Railway.
One is the gate only for transfer to Keihan Railway, located the rear end of the platform you just get off. (Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
The other is the main tickete gate, located on the 2nd floor near the front end of the platform.
By any ways, you need to go through ticket gates 2 times. (Firstly, get out of JR ticket gate, then go into Keihan Railway ticket gate)
In case of main gate, please head for the ticket gate of Keihan line for Sanjo, Demachiyanagi.
If you are at track No.1 of Keihan Tofukuji station, you are O.K.
Trains ara operated every 10 minute. All the trains take you to Kiyomizu-Gojo station.
3. Get off at Kiyomizu-Gojo Station.
In 3 minutes, the train arrives at Kiyomizu-Gojo station, the second station from Tofukuji.
Kiyomizu-Gojo station is located underground such as subway.
The map below shows one of the way to Kiyomizu-dera temple from Kiyomizu-Gojo station, please check !
1. Get out of the ticket gate, Go up to the Exit 4.
After arriving at Kiyomizu-gojo station, please head for Exit 4 just in front of the ticket gate.
The Escalator to Exit 4 is available on your right after getting out of ticket gate.
2. After getting out of the Exit 4, Keep Walking Straight in 10 minutes.
This is the Exit 4 of Keihan Railway Kiyomizu-Gojo station.
Please keep walking straight on the wide sidewalk along Gojo street.
3. In 10 minutes, you come to Gojo-zaka Intersection.
In 10 minutes, you come to Gojo-zaka intersection, where the nearest bus stop is also located.
From there to Kiyomizu-dera temple, you can go by the same way that I show above (Section 2-2) to visitors by bus.