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 many 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.
Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)
- 1/2 day 5 hours Private Experience: JPY37,000
- If only 1 guest or + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate
Terms of payment
- 25% deposit paid upon booking
- Balance paid 35 days before departure
- Hotel pick up
- English speaking local guide
- Your guide’s transportation
- Your transportation (~JPY1,000/pers.)
- Activity and entrance fee
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes
- Tour can also be done by traditional rickshaw
- In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply