Kinukake-no-michi walking

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“Kinukake-no-michi” is a 2.5 km long sightseeing road that goes from Kinkakuji Temple to Ninnaji Temple via Ryoanji Temple. It takes about 18 minutes on foot from Kinkakuji Temple to Ryoanji Temple. From Ryoanji to Ninnaji is about 11 minutes on foot. The lush green route through the foot of Mt. Kinugasa is ideal for strolling on foot.

All of these three temples are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kinukake-no-michi is connecting these three very important temples.

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Kinkakuji Temple

Also known as the Golden Pagoda, it is one of the most iconic landmarks in Kyoto, famous for its stunning golden exterior and picturesque surroundings.

Kinkakuji: start point of Kinukake-no-michi
Kinkakuji

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple is a world heritage site and famous for its rock garden. It is one of the finest examples of Japanese Zen gardens.

Ryoanji rock garden
Ryoanji rock garden

Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji Temple was originally established in 888. The temple complex covers a vast area and features numerous important cultural assets.

Ninnaji
Ninnaji

You can walk this course in half a day. It is possible to combine this course with other courses to make a full-day course.

Other spots near Kinukake-no-michi

When you walk Kinukake-no-michi, you can also visit neaby places such as Toji-in Temple, Kyutei Omuro and Myoshinji Temple.

Toji-in Temple

Ashikaga Takauji, the first shogun, founded Toji-in in 1341. Its cultural assets tell the history of 15 generations of Ashikaga shoguns.

Kyutei Omuro

Kyutei Omuro is a traditional house located in Kyoto. It’s famous for stunning view of the garden reflected on the surface of a wooden table.

Myoshinji Temple

The combination of vast temple grounds, gardens, and Zen heritage makes Myoshinji a significant cultural and spiritual destination in Kyoto. Also there are many sub-temples of Myoshinji. Some are open to the public throughout the year.

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