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Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary # 2

Here's another day tour itinerary that is designed to maximize a day in Kyoto while on a budget. 

Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #2

Disclaimer:

1. Transportation from your accommodation going to Kyoto Station is not included in this itinerary.
2. The itineraries would always start in Kyoto Station and end in Kyoto Station.
3. The accommodation budget is also not included.
4. The itineraries start at 8:30AM as most destinations open at 9AM. 
5. The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer. 
6. It is also assumed that you are traveling light.

Kyoto City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #2

Yasaka Jinja - Kiyomizudera Walking Course

8:30AM

 

Arrival at Kyoto Station.

Exit at the Karasuma Side of Kyoto Station. For those who are not familiar with Kyoto Station’s Karasuma Side, it is the one facing the Kyoto Tower.

 

8:35AM

 

Walk to the bus stops and board either bus #100 or #206. Board down at Gion bus stop.

Travel time from Kyoto Station is 25-30 minutes

Fare: 230 yen


9:00 - 9:30AM

 

Explore Yasaka Jinja Shrine.

Admission Fee: FREE

Click this link to read more about Yasaka Jinja Shrine

 

9:30AM

 

Walk to Maruyama Park. 

Travel time from the shrine is 1-2 minutes.

 

9:31 - 10:30AM

 

Explore the vast Maruyama Park

You might want to spend more time here during spring/autumn seasons as the park's foliage is more enchanting during these seasons.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about Maruyama Park

 

10:30AM

 

Walk to Higashiyama District

Travel time from the shrine is 5-10 minutes

 

10:40 – 11:30AM

 

Look for the 9 Healing Buddhist Statues that are scattered around the Nene Road and Kodaiji vicinity. Each statue is said to give those who touch it merits which grants specific wishes that are attributed to each statue.

Read more about the Higashiyama Healing Buddhist Statues.

 

11:30 -12:00NN

 

LUNCH

There are several restaurants in Nene Road for you to choose from.


12:00 - 12:30PM

 

Explore Kodaiji's Main Hall and garden.

Admission Fee: 600 yen 

Read more about Kodaiji.

 

12:30PM

 

Walk to Ryozen Kannon

Travel time from the temple is 1-2 minutes.

 

12:31 – 1:00PM

 

Explore Ryozen Kannon

Admission Fee: 300 yen

If you want to complete the 9 Healing Buddhist Statues then this place is a must-visit as the Wishing Bell is situated inside the Ryozen Kannon vicinity.

Read more about Ryozen Kannon.  


1:00PM

 

Walk to Ninnenzaka Slope

Travel time from the memorial grounds are 2-4 minutes.

 

1:02 – 1:30PM

 

Explore Ninenzaka Slope 

Optional:

Buy souvenirs

Drink coffee and buy snacks in Edo Style Starbucks

Read more about Ninenzaka Slope and Edo Style Starbucks

 

1:30 - 2:00PM

 

Explore Sannenzaka Slope

Optional:

Buy souvenirs 

Buy snacks

Read more about Sannenzaka Slope

 

2:00PM

 

Walk to Kiyomizudera 

Travel time from Sannenzaka Slope is 9-10 minutes.

 

2:10 – 3:30PM

 

Explore Kiyomizudera

Admission Fee: 400 yen

Read more about Kiyomizudera

 

3:30PM

 

Walk to Gojozaka bus stop

Travel time from the temple is 12-15 minutes.

 

3:50PM

 

Ride bus #206 to Kyoto Station

Travel time: 15 minutes

Fare: 230 yen

 

4:00 – 5:00PM

 

Explore Kyoto Station’s Skywalk and Observation Deck before calling it a day.

Admission Fee: FREE

Read more about the Kyoto Station.


 

Expenses Summary:

 

Summary

 

 

Transportation Fees

 

Kyoto Station – Gion bus stop – 230 yen

Gojozaka bus stop – Kyoto Station – 230 yen

Admission Fees

 

Kodaiji – 600 yen

Ryozen Kannon – 300 yen

Kiyomizudera – 400 yen

 

Food Expenses

 

Lunch  - _______ yen

Snacks and refreshments - ______ yen

 

Optional Expenses

 

Souvenirs - ________ yen

Starbucks coffee - ________ yen

 

Total Expenses

 

1760 yen + food expenses + optional expenses

 

 

Multiply the expenses to the X number of travelers.

 


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