Route & Time Between Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto (Kiyomizudera, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, Yasaka Shrine, Shimogamo Shrine and Kyoto Station)

Route & Time Between Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto (Kiyomizudera, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, Yasaka Shrine, Shimogamo Shrine and Kyoto Station)

Kiyomizudera Temple, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Yasaka Shrine (Gion), Shimogamo Shrine and etc.
There are many sightseeing spots in Kyoto. The key to enjoying Kyoto travel is to plan your travel carefully to each spot you would like to visit.

Here, you can see how long it will take to travel between these five most popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto.

Click the following links to jump to information on each spot:

Kiyomizudera Temple
Nijo Castle
Kinkakuji Temple
Yasaka Shrine (Gion)
Shimogamo Shrine.

Additionally, information on traveling time and method from and to Kyoto Station are provided.

From Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple
Kiyomizudera Temple

Click the following links to jump to route/time information on each spot from Kiyomizudera Temple.

Nijo Castle
Kinkakuji Temple
Yasaka Shrine (Gion)
Shimogamo Shrine
Kyoto Station

To – Nijo Castle

(Bus) Take City Bus 202 (Bound for Gion) at Kiyomizumichi (see the map below). Get off at Horikawa Marutamachi. Walk south. 35 – 45 mins in total.230 Yen.

(Kiyomizumichi)


(Horikawa Marutamachi)

To – Kinkakuji Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 206 (Bound for Kitaoji Bus Terminal) at Kiyomizumichi (see the map below). Get off at Kitaoji Bus Terminal. Take either City Bus 101, 102, 204 or 205 from F. Get off at Kinkakujimich. 55 – 70 mins in total. 460 Yen.

(Kiyomizumichi)

To – Yasaka Shrine (Gion)

(Walk) Walk Matsubaradori Street (approach to the temple) till you hit the Higashioji Street (main street). Turn right and walk north till you hit the orange Torii gate on the right. 30 mins in total.

(Yasaka Shrine)

(Bus) Take City Bus 206 (Bound for Kitaoji Bus Terminal) at Kiyomizumichi (see the map below). Get off at Gion. 15 – 20 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Kiyomizumichi)

To – Shimogamo Shrine

(Train) Walk to Kiyomizu Gojo Station (see the map below). Take Keihan Railway bound for Demachiyanagi. Get off at Demachiyanagi station. Use Exit 5, go across the river. Walk north. 30 – 40 mins in total.

(Kiyomizu Gojo Station)


(Demachiyanagi Station)

(Bus) Take City Bus 207 (Bound for Gion, Shijo Omiya) at Kiyomizumichi (see the map below). Get off at Shijo Kawaramachi(see the map below). Take City Bus 205 (Bound for Kinkakuji) from F. Get off at Shimogamojinjya mae. 40 – 50 mins. 460 yen.

(Kiyomizumichi)


(Shijo Kawaramachi)

From Kyoto Station to Kiyomizudera Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 100 or 206 from D1 or D2. Get off at Gojozaka (see the map below). 15 – 25 mins. 230 yen.

From Kiyomizudera Temple to Kyoto Station

(Bus) Take City Bus 100(Bound for Sanjyu Sangendo, Kyoto Ekimae), 206 (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae, Senbon-dori) or 86 (Kyoto Ekimae, Suizokukan, Tetsudo Hakubutsukan) at Gojozaka (see the map below). Get off at Kyoto Station. 15 – 25 mins in total.

(Gojozaka)

From Nijo Castle

Nijo castle in darkness
Nijo castle in darkness

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Kiyomizudera Temple
Kinkakuji Temple
Yasaka Shrine (Gion)
Shimogamo Shrine
Kyoto Station

To – Kiyomizudera Temple

(Bus) Walk to Horikawa Marutamachi (Check out the map below). Take City Bus 202 (Bound for Kumanojinjya, Gion). Get off at Kiyomizumichi. 35 – 45 mins. 230 yen.

(Horikawa Marutamachi)

(Kiyomizumichi)

To – Kinkakuji Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 101 (Bound for Kinkakuji, Ritsumeikan) or Nijojo Kinkakuji Express from A at Nijojmae (see the map below). Get off at Kiyomizumichi. 20 – 25 mins. 230 yen.

(Nijojomae)

To – Yasaka Shrine

(Bus) Take City Bus 12 (Bound for Shijo Kawaramachi, Sanjo Keihan)from B at Nijojomae (see the map below). Get off at Shjio Kawaramachi. Walk east. 30 – 40 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Nijojomae)


(Shijo Kawaramachi)

To – Shimogamo Shrine

(Train) Take Subway Tozai Line bound for Rokujizo at Nijojomae station. Get off at Sanjo Keihan station. Take Keihan Railway bound for Demachi Yanagi. Get off at Demachi Yanagi station. Use Exit 5, go across the river. Walk north. 20 – 30 mins in total. 420 yen.

From Kyoto Station to Nijo Castle

(Train) Take Subway Karasuma Line bound for Kokusai Kaikan. Get off at Karasuma Oike station. Take Subway Tozai Line bound for Uzumasa Tenjingawa. Get off at Nijojomae station. 15 mins in total. 260 yen.

(Bus) Take City Bus 101 from B1, 9 from B1 or 50 from B2. Get off at Nijojomae. 20 to 30 mins in total. 230 yen.

From Nijo Castle to Kyoto Station

(Train) Take Subway Tozai Line bound for Rokujizo at Nijojomae station. Get off at Karasuma Oike station. Take Subway Karasuma line bound for Takeda, Shintanabe or Nara. Get off at Kyoto Station. 15 mins in total. 260 yen.

(Bus) Take City Bus 9 (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae), 50 (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae), 101 (Bound for Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto Ekimae), Nijojo Kinkakuji Express (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae) from B at Nijojomae.

From Kinkakuji Temple

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Kiyomizudera Temple
Nijo Castle
Yasaka Shrine (Gion)
Shimogamo Shrine
Kyoto Station

To – Kiyomizudera Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 101 (Bound for Kyoto station) from B at Kinkakujimichi (see the map below). Get off at Shijo Karasuma. Take City Bus 207 (Bound for Gion, Tofukuji) from F at Shijo Karasuma. Get off at Kiyomizumichi (see the map below).


(Kinkakujimichi)


(Shijo Karasuma)


(Kiyomizumichi)

To – Nijo Castle

(Bus) Take City Bus 12, Nijojo Kinkakuji Express or 101 from B at Kinkakujimichi (see the map below). Get off at Nijojomae. 20 – 30 mins in total. 230 yen.


(Kinkakujimichi)

To – Yasaka Shrine (Gion)

(Bus) Take City Bus 59 (Bound for Shijo Kawaramachi, Sanjo Keihan) from C at Kinkakujimichi (see the map below). Get off at Shijo Kawaramachi. Walk east on Shijo-dori street for about 10 – 15 mins. 45 – 55 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Kinkakujimichi)

To – Shimogamo Shrine

(Bus) Take City Bus 205 (Bound for Kawaramachidori, Kitaoji Bus Terminal, Shijo Kawaramachi) from C at Kinkakujimichi (see the map below). Get off at Shimogamo Jinjyamae. 25 – 35 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Kinkakujimichi)

From Kyoto Station to Kinkakuji Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 101 from B2 or 205 from B3. Get off at Kinkakujimichi. 35 – 45 mins in total. 230 yen.

From Kinkakuji to Kyoto Station

(Bus) Take City Bus 101 (Bound for Kyoto Station) or 205 (Bound for Kyoto Station) from B or Nijojo-Kinkakuji Express (Bound for Kyoto Station) at Kinkakujimichi (see the map below). Get off at Kyoto Station.


(Kinkakujimichi)

From Yasaka Shrine (Gion)

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Kiyomizudera Temple
Nijo Castle
Kinkakuji Temple
Shimogamo Shrine
Kyoto Station

To- Kiyomizudera Temple

(Walk) Walk through Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park. Walk south on Nene no michi (see the map below) with Kodaji Temple on the east side. Take Ninenzaka slope and Sannenzaka slope. When you hit Matsubaradori street, turn left. Walk up the slope. 20 – 30 mins in total.
(Bus) Take City Bus 206 (Bound for Kyoto Station, Senbon-dori Kyoto Station) or 202 (Bound for Tofukuji, Nishi-oji) from A. Get off at Kiyomizumichi.


(Nene-no-michi)

To – Nijo Castle

(Bus) Take City Bus 12 (Bound for Kinkakuji, Ritsumeikan) from B at Gion (see the map below). Get off at Nijojomae. 20 – 30 mins in total. 230 yen

(Gion)

To – Kinkakuji Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 12 (Bound for Kinkakuji, Ritsumeikan) from B at Gion (see the map below). Get off at Kinkakujimichi. 40 – 50 mins in total. 230 yen

(Gion)

To – Shimogamo Shrine

(Walk & Bus) From Yasaka Shrine’s orange torii gate, walk west on Shijo-dori street, cross Kamo-gawa River and you will find Kawaramachi-dori street (north to south). Take City Bus 205 (Bound for Kawaramachi-dori, Kinkakuji) from F at Shijo Kawaramachi. 30 – 40 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Sjijo Kawaramachi)

(Walk & Train) From Yasaka Shrine’s orange torii gate, walk west on Shijo-dori street and you will find the entrance to the station Gion Shijo near Kamo-gawa River. Take Keihan Railway bound for Demachi Yanagi. Get off at Demachi Yanagi. 25 – 35 mins in total. 210 yen.

(Demachi Yanagi Station)

From Yasaka Shrine (Gion) to Kyoto Station

(Bus) Take City Bus 100 from D1 at Kyoto Station. Get off at Gion. 20 – 30 mins in total. 230 yen.

From Kyoto Station to Yasaka Shrine (Gion)

(Bus) Take City Bus 206 (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae, Senbon-dori) or 100 (Bound for Kyoto Ekimae) from A at Gion (see the map below). Get off at Kyoto Station. 20 – 30 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Gion)

From Shimogamo Shrine

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Kiyomizudera Temple
Nijo Castle
Kinkakuji Temple
Yasaka Shrine (Gion)
Kyoto Station

To- Kiyomizudera Temple

(Walk & Bus) Find Shimogamo Hon-dori street situated on the west side of Shimogamo Shrine. Walk north for about 10 mins. When you hit Kitaoji-dori street, find the bus stop. Take City Bus 206 (Bound for Higashiyama-dori, Kyoto Ekimae) at Rakuhoku Koko mae (see the map below) and get off at Kiyomizumichi.

(Rakuhoku Kokomae)

(Train) Take Keihan Railway Local at Demachi Yanagi Station and get off at Kiyomizu Gojo Station. Walk east on Gojo-dori street. 20 – 30 mins in total. 210 yen.

(Demachi Yanagi Station)

To – Nijo Castle

(Bus)Take City Bus 205 (Bound for Kawaramachi-dori, Kinkakuji) at Shimogamo Jinjyamae. Get off at Kitaoji Horikawa. Take City Bus 12 (Bound for Shijo Kawaramachi, Sanjo Keihan) at Kitaoji Horikawa and get off at Nijojomae. 35 – 45 mins in total. 460 yen.


(Shimogamo Jinjyamae)

(Train) Take Keihan Railway at Demachi Yanagi Station. Get off at Sanjo Station. Take Subway Tozai Line bound for Uzumasa Tenjingawa. Get off at Nijojomae Station. 20 – 30 mins in total. 420 yen.

(Demachi Yanagi Station)

To – Kinkakuji Temple

(Bus) Take City Bus 205 (Bound for Kawaramachi-dori, Kinkakuji) at Shimogamo Jinjyamae (see the map below). Get off at Kinkakujimichi. 25 – 35 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Shimogamo Jinjyamae)

To – Yasaka Shrine/Gion

(Bus & Walk) Take City Bus 205 (Kawaramachi-dori, Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto Ekimae) at Shimogamo Jinjyamae and get off at Shijo Kawaramachi. Walk east on Shijo-dori Street for about 10 – 15 mins. 30 – 40 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Shimogamo Jinjyamae)


(Shijo Kawaramachi)

(Train & Walk) Take Keihan Railway at Demachi Yanagi Station. Get off at Gion Shijo Station. Walk east on Shijo-dori Street for about 10 – 15 mins. 25 – 35 mins in total. 210 yen.

(Demachi Yanagi Station)

From Kyoto Station to Shimogamo Shrine

(Bus) Take City Bus 4 or 205 from A2 at Kyoto Station Terminal. Get off at Shimogamo Jinjyamae (see the map below). 30 – 40 mins in total. 230 yen.

From Shimogamo Shrine to Kyoto Station

(Bus) Take City Bus 4 (Bound for Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto Ekimae) or 205 (Bound for Kawaramachi-dori, Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto Ekimae) at Shimogamo Jinjyamae(see the map below). Get off at Kyoto Station. 30 – 40 mins in total. 230 yen.

(Shimogamo Jinjyamae)

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