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!

Kinkakuji to Arashiyama - Best scenic route

After visiting Kinkakuji, cross the road outside the main entrance and take the 59 bus (headed for Utano) at Kinkakuji-mae bus stop. Get off at Omuro-Ninnaji, then walk down the short street to the Randen tram at Omuro-Ninnaji Station. Change at Katabiranotsuji Station to reach Arashiyama Terminal. It takes about 40 minutes in total and is the most scenic way to get to Arashiyama from Kinkakuji. On the way to Arashiyama you can also stop by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ryoanji and Ninnaji, for a short visit.

Kinkakuji → Arashiyama, 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