Mt. Kinugasa is also known as Mt. Kinukake, literally meaning “draped with silk”, because its slopes were covered in white silk to create a snow-capped look at the wishes of Japan’s 59th Emperor, Uda, who desired to see a snowy landscape in the middle of summer. Winding through the foothills of this Mt. Kinugasa is a roughly 2.5 km long path known as the Kinukake-no-michi. It starts from Kinkaku-ji Temple that symbolizes the Kitayama culture and served the Muromachi General Yoshimitsu Ashikaga as a hiding place during war, passes by Ryuan-ji Temple famous for its rock garden that expresses the Zen mindset and arrives at Ninna-ji Temple in Omuro, which once served as the residence for the Emperor Uda. This is an excellent area for walking and enjoying temples, shrines, galleries, museums and more.
|Take City Bus Nos. 101 or 201 from JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station and get off at Kinkakuji-michi.|
Take City Bus Nos. 12 or 59 from Keihan Sanjo Station or Sanjo Keihan Subway Station and get off at Kinkakuji-mae.