3. By Bus
If you plan to visit Nanzenji temple from Kyoto station by bus, Kyoto City Bus No.100 , No.86 and No.5 are available.
Bus No.100 is also called “Raku Bus”, meaning special bus for visitors to visit famous spots easily.(Attention! No.100 is crrently out of service for an undetemined period. So, take other bus services!)
If you take Bus No.100 or No.86 , please get off at Okazaki-koen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop, meaning Okazaki Park, Museum, Heianjingu shrine. It takes about at least 26 minutes (No.100) or 32 minutes (No.86).
And in 12 minutes’ walk to the east, you come to Nanzenji temple.
Bus No.5 has 2 routes for Nanzenji (via Gojo street and via Shijo street), but both routes are O.K..
By Bus No.5, not only Okazaki-koen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop (at least 32 min), but also Nanzenji Eikando-michi bus stop (at least 36 min) are available. From Nanzenji Eikando-michi bus stop, you come to Nanzenji temple in 6 minutes.
The fare is ¥230.
All the bus No.100, No.86 and No.5 routes including Nanzenji temple are covered by Bus One-Day Pass (¥700).
The followings are the details.
3-1 Bus Stops Information at Kyoto Station
There ara many bus stops in Kyoto Station.
When you ride, which bus stop in Kyoto Station can you ride the bus for Nanzenji temple ?
Please find out the bus stop displayed
D1 for Kyoto City Bus No.100,
D2 for Kyoto City Bus No.86,
A1 for Kyoto City Bus No.5 (include via Gojo-street No.5)
Actually No.100 and No.5 often tend to be crowded, but comes almost every 7 or 8 minutes.
So try wating for next bus if you can not ride.
Bus No.86 are operated 1 or 2 times per hour, so if comes, please ride.
3-2 Bus Stops Information near Nanzenji Temple (Heianjingu-mae)
At first, I’ll show you the way to Nanzenji temple from Okazakikoen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop (meaning Okazaki park, Museum, Heianjingu shrine).
Bus No.100, 86, 5 stop there.
1. After Getting off, Head for the bridge
The bus stop, Okazakikoen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae, is located just under huge tori-i gate.
Only bus No.86 arrives at the opposite bus stop, but it doesn’t matter.
After you get off, please head for river or bridge, not for tori-i gate.
2. Cross the Bridge, and Turn Left
3. Keep walking on the riverside street in 7 minutes.
4. At the Intersection after the curve road, Turn Left.
5. Keep Walking Straight in 5 minutes, you come to Nanzenji Temple.
3-3 Bus Stops Information near Nanzenji Temple (Nanzenji Eikando-michi)
Next, I’ll show you the way to Nanzenji temple from Nanzenji Eikando-michi bus stop.
Only Bus No.5 including “via Gojo-street No.5” stops there.
1. After Getting off, Walk to the opposite Sidewalk.
The bus stop, Nanzenji Eikando-michi, is located on the narrow sidewalk.
After you get off, please go across the crosswalk and walk back on the opposite sidewalk.
2. Turn Left, At the First Corner.
3. Follow the street, At the Next Corner, Turn Right.
4. Keep Walking in 3 minutes, then Nanzenji Temple !
The map below shows the location of those stops with the walk route to Nanzenji temple.
Please note that…
it takes much more time on peak season∗ because of heavy traffic jam.
∗ Peak season : cherry blossam (the end of March to the beginning of April), autumn leaves (November) and consecutive holidays in Japan (the end of April to the beginning of May)
Actually, Bus No.5 always tends to be crowded by locals and visitors, so that, to Nanzenji temple, “By Subway” is better.
3-4 Bus Route Maps
If you want to know the route or ride time of the Kyoto CIty Bus No.100 (Raku Bus), No.86, No.5, please check the map below.