Landmarks in higashiyama

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.  Explore the famous Higashiyama district from the Silver Pavilion at its northernmost section down along the scenic Philosopher’s Path, visiting shrines and temples along the way until you arrive at the Gion geisha district come nightfall.

Ginkaku-ji

OPENING HOURS

8:30 to 17:00 (9:00 to 16:30 from December to February)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

● By City Bus ⇒ Bus Route 5 or 17 ⇒ Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop

● By City Bus Bus ⇒ Route 100 ⇒ Ginkakuji-mae Bus Stop

● From Nanzen-ji ⇒ 35 – 40 minute walk via Philosopher’s Path

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OPENING HOURS

24 hours

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Heian Jingū

OPENING HOURS

6:00 to 17:30 (Shin’en Gardens: 8:30 to 17:00)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

● Subway Tozai Line ⇒ Higashiyama Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

● From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus 5 or Kyo-bus 100 ⇒ Okazaki Koen Bus Stop or Heian Jingū-mae Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

● Keihan Train Line ⇒ Sanjō Station or Jingū Marutamachi Station ⇒ 15 minutes walking

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Nanzen-ji

OPENING HOURS

8.40 – 17:00 (March – November)

8.40 16:30 (December – February)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

● By Tōzai Subway Line ⇒ Keage Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

● From Kyoto Station ⇒ Karasuma Subway Line ⇒ Karasuma Oike Station ⇒ Change to Tōzai Subway Line ⇒ Keage Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

● From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 5

 

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OPENING HOURS

06:00 – 17:00 to 06:00 – 18:30, depending on the season

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

● From JR Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 206 or 100 ⇒ Gojozaka Bus Stop ⇒ 10 Minutes Walking

● From JR Kyoto Station ⇒ Kyoto Bus Route 18 ⇒ Higashiyama Gojo Bus Stop ⇒ 10 Minutes Walking

● By Keihan Line ⇒ Kiyomizu Gojo Station ⇒ 25 Minutes Walking

● From Shijō Karasuma (Hankyū Line Kawaramachi Station/Keihan Line Gion Shijō Station) ⇒ City Bus Route 207 bound for Tofukuji/Kujo Shako or Keihan Bus Route 83, 85, 87, or 88 ⇒ Kiyomizu-michi Bus Stop ⇒ 10 Minutes Walking

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Gion

OPENING HOURS

Varies by restaurant

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Gion Shijō Station

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