From Gion to Nijo Castle
1. Head for near bus stops (Shijo Keihan-mae B or Gion B)
If your last location is around Yasaka Jinja Shrine, please head for Gion bus stop “B“, located near the Shrine.
Bus stop “B“ means that there are three bus stops named Gion around there. “B” is one of them.
When your last locations are such Hanamikoji street, Gion-Shirakawa, Gion-Corner as south or west area of Gion, head for Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop “B“. Shijo Keihan-mae means “in front of Keihan Railway Gion-Shijo station.
This bus stop is located in front of Minamiza Theater near Shijo-Ohashi Bridge. (refer to the location map in previous section)
2. Take Kyoto City Bus No.12.
Take Kyoto City Bus No. 12 .
(the picture : Bus No.12 at Shijo Keihan-mae bus stop B)
3. Get off at Nijojo-mae bus stop.
In at least 18 to 20 minutes, please get off at Nijojo-mae bus stop.
After getting off, walk to the backward direction.
Soon, you can see the ticket office ahead !
1. Head for near subway stations
(1) To Higashiyama station
From around Yasaka Jinja Shrine, please head for subway Higashiyama station.
It takes about 10 minutes’ walk. (Please refer to the map in the first section)
The way to Higashiyama station, walk to the north direction on Higashioji street (also called Higashiyama street) running in front of Yasaka Jinja Shrine until you come to Sanjo street. At the intersection, turn right, then subway entrance No.2 is ahead.
This is the subway Higashiyama station entrance No.2.
Or, you can walk along Shirakawa stream on the way as the access map in previous section shows.
In that case, the other subway entrance (No.1) is available near Shirakawa stream on Sanjo street.
(2) To Sanjo-Keihan station
On the other hand, from south or west area of Gion such as Gion-Shirakawa, Hanamikoji street, Gion-Corner, please head for subway Sanjo-Keihan station.
The way to Sanjo-Keihan station, walk to the north direction on Hanamikoji street until you come to Sanjo street.
At the intersection, turn left, then Subway Sanjo-Keihan Station Entrance No.2 is ahead.
This is the subway Sanjo-Keihan station entrance No.2.
3. Take any Trains at Track No.1. (both Higashiyama & Sanjo-Keihan station)
Take any subway trains (Tozai line) at both Higashiyama & Sanjo Keihan station Track No.1.
Trains are operated a lot, more than 10 times per hour in the daytime.
4. Get off at Nijojo-mae Station
In 7 minutes, trains arrive at Nijojo-mae station.
After getting out of the ticket gate, please head for Exit 1.
From the Exit 1, you can see Nijo Castle just in front of you.