Kinukake & Kinkaku-ji Private Tour

Draped silk and Heritage

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Kyoto’s World Heritage with a local guide

Kinukake-no-michi (きぬかけの路), was opened in 1963 and first called Kanko-doro (Tourist’s road), however since 1991 it has been called Kinukake-no-michi or Draped silk road, chosen from a local contest.

The name Kinukake originates from the Heian Period (794-1185) and Emperor Uda who wanted to see snow in summer, so his followers draped white silks over Mount Kinugasa.

This historic road, also known as “World Heritage Road”, runs approximately 2.5 km through the foothills of northwest Kyoto and links three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji and Ninnaji.

In addition to the World Heritage sites, numerous other major Kyoto attractions are scattered around the Kinukake-no-michi road, including Tojiin, Myoshinji Zen temple  and the Kitano Tenmangu Shinto shrine.

Not only historical sites, but several museums and cultural spots such as Domoto Insho museum, Kyoto museum for world peace and Ritsumeikan University lie on this road.

It is an excellent area for walking and enjoying other temples and shrines, galleries and more.

Join us on this cultural journey around some of Kyoto’s distinct temples and visit the must-see sights in a day.

The tour will take you to

  • Ninnaji Temple
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Myoshinji Temple
  • Tojiin Temple

Custom Tour

Depending on what you want to visit (temples, shops, museums, monuments, etc.) or participate in a cultural experience, we will build a personal tour plan just for you, in line with your interests, travel styles, schedule and other requirements, to ensure that your visit will be an unforgettable experience.

Contact us for a tailor-made visit.

Kinukake & Kinkaku-ji Private Tour

Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)

- 1/2 day 5 hours Private Tour: JPY37,000

- + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate

Please be sure to read our FAQ to see what is included in the tour fee and other details.

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