Kyoto City Bus Will Launch Special Express Bus For Fall Illumination Period

Shorenin Temple Illumination
Shorenin Temple Illumination

As listed in “Kyoto Illumination Event Calender“, there are many illumination events in Kyoto almost entirely throughout the year. During the cherry blossoms season (at the beginning of April) and the Autumn leaves season, many popular temples with colored leaves inside their premises are lit up beautifully. Especially the Higashiyama Area has many illumination spots including Kiyomizudera Temple, Kodaiji Temple, Shorenin Temple and Chion-in Temple.

To provide perfect transportation for these spots, Kyoto City Bus will run a special express bus that stops near the temples holding illumination events, from November 14th – December 7th. This bus stops at:

Kyoto Station (D2)
Shichijo Keihan
Gojozaka – Kiyomizudera Temple
Higashiyama Yasui – Kodaiji Temple
Gion
Chion-in Mae – Shorenin Temple and Chion-in Temple
Higashiyama Sanjo
Sanjo Keihan
Shijo Keihan
Gion
Higashiyama Yasui – Kodaiji Temple
Gojozaka – Kiyomizudera Temple
Shichijo Keihan
Kyoto Station

Other than this express bus, Kyoto City Bus offers Line 206 (D2) and Line 100 (D1) which go to this area. This express bus operates from 17:35 – 19:35 from Kyoto Station, and 18:00 – 19:50 from Sanjo Keihan to Kyoto Station. For those with One Day Bus Pass, be sure to bring it.

For more fun and useful information, which will make your Kyoto Travel more exciting, memorable and stress-free, please check our Kyoto e-Guidebook.

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