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!

How to get to Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, and Ninnaji from Kyoto Station

You can visit this area direct from Kyoto Station by bus in about 45 minutes. Take the 101 or 205 bus to get to Kinkakuji, or take the 26 bus to get to Ninnaji. Once you get there, the 59 bus operates every 12-15 minutes between Kinkakuji and Ninnaji, so you can visit three UNESCO world heritage sites - Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and Ninnaji - in one day.

Kyoto Station → 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