Welcome to the official portal of Kinukake-no-michi, the historic road that runs through the foothills of northwest Kyoto and links three World Heritage Sites – the temples known as Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, and Ninnaji. This website serves as a gateway to the must-see attractions and sights along Kinukake-no-michi. However, visitors who take the time to venture a little deeper will also discover some of the area’s other cultural, historical and recreational destinations. Enjoy your trip!

Arashiyama to Kinkakuji - Best scenic route

Take the Randen tram at Arashiyama Terminal and change at Katabiranotsuji Station onto the Randen Kitano Line. Get off at Omuro-Ninnaji Station and walk up to Ninnaji Temple. Cross the road and take the 59 bus (headed for Shijo Kawaramachi) from the Omuro-Ninnaji bus stop outside the temple entrance. Get off at Kinkakuji-mae. It takes about 40 minutes in total, and is the most scenic way to get from Arashiyama to Kinkakuji. On the way to Kinkakuji, you can also stop by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ryoanji and Ninnaji, for a short visit.

Arashiyama → Kinkakuji, Transportation Guide

Other Useful Links

Kyoto City Bus Map in English(front)

Kyoto City Bus Map in English(back)


See all three World Heritage Temples