Landmarks in central kyoto

Suggested for the traveler who will spend a few days in our fair city but still wants to prioritize the most popular sights, this itinerary will help you make the most of your trip in the heart of Kyoto city.  Beginning with a famous Zen garden and taking you to the Golden Pavilion, a famous shrine, and a castle before bringing you back to the glow of Kyoto Tower, this itinerary will make sure you experience a taste of all the glorious traditional and modern beauty Kyoto has to offer before the day ends.

Ryōan-ji

OPENING HOURS

8:00 – 17:00 (March – November)

8:30 – 16:30 (December – February)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 50 ⇒ Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae Bus Stop ⇒ 7 minutes walking

By Hankyū Railway ⇒ Ōmiya Station ⇒ City Bus Route 55 ⇒ Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae ⇒ 7 minutes walking

By Keihan Railway ⇒ Sanjō Station ⇒ City Bus Route 59 ⇒ Ryōanji-mae Bus Stop

By Keifuku Kitano Line (Randen) ⇒ Ryōanji Station ⇒ 7 minutes walking

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Kitano Tenmangū

OPENING HOURS

9:00 – 17:00 (7:00 – 21:00 on the 25th of each month)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 50 or 101 ⇒ Kitano Tenmangū-mae Bus Stop

From Demachiyanagi Station ⇒ City Bus Route 203 ⇒ Kitano Tenmangū-mae Bus Stop

From Kitano Hakubaichō Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

 

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Nijō-jō (Nijō Castle)

OPENING HOURS

General Admission: 8:45 – 16:00 (the castle closes at 17:00; hours may change depending on the season) 
Ninomaru Palace Viewing Hours: 8:45 – 16:00

Closed: New Year Period (December 26th – January 3rd), each Tuesday in January, July, August and December*
*When Tuesday falls on a public holiday, the castle will be closed the following day instead.

 

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From JR Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Routes 9, 50, or 101 ⇒ Nijōjō-mae Bus Stop

From Hankyū Karasuma Station ⇒ City Bus Routes 12 or 101 ⇒ Nijōjō-mae Bus Stop

Hankyū Ōmiya Station ⇒ Taxi (5 minutes)

From Sanjō Station ⇒ Subway Tozai Line towards Uzumasa Tenjingawa ⇒ Nijōjō-mae Station

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Kyoto Tower

OPENING HOURS

9:00 to 21:00 (entry until 20:40)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Kyoto Station

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