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The Best Hiking Trails in Kyōto (Japan)

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Photo of Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 Photo of Kyoto to Lake Biwa - Mt. Daimonji, Kyoto wilderness and 'almost' Mt. Hiei Photo of Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺
  • near Fukakusa, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    2270f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofFushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 Photo ofFushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 Photo ofFushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社

    Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. ...

  • Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺

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    near Gion, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    4.86mi
    Elevation +
    1493f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofKiyomizu-dera 清水寺 Photo ofKiyomizu-dera 清水寺 Photo ofKiyomizu-dera 清水寺

    Kiyomizudera (清水寺, literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the ...

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  • near Keage, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    6.84mi
    Elevation +
    1388f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofSentiero del filosofo - isshu trail Photo ofSentiero del filosofo - isshu trail Photo ofSentiero del filosofo - isshu trail

    Sentiero del filosofo - isshu trail percorso che parte dal sentiero del filosofo, bellissimo da percorrere durante la fioritura dei ciliegi, per poi proseguire in un tratto dentro il bosco. Percorso è ben segnalato, con ...

  • near Imagumano, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.01mi
    Elevation +
    512f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofKiyomizu-dera to Heian shrine via Higashiyama Photo ofKiyomizu-dera to Heian shrine via Higashiyama Photo ofKiyomizu-dera to Heian shrine via Higashiyama

    NOTE: The triangulation point for Higashiyama (right at the 0.50km mark) is hardly noteworthy, so feel free to skip altogether and head left at the intersection. If you do choose to go, you'll have to backtrack a short d...

  • Fushimi Inari

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    near Fukakusa, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    1.84mi
    Elevation +
    400f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofFushimi Inari Photo ofFushimi Inari Photo ofFushimi Inari

    A walk through the permises of Fushimi Inari, the temple of 1000 tori gates, and its foxes. Not to be missed.

  • Kuramadera - Kurama a Kibune

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    near Kurama, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.68mi
    Elevation +
    1158f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofKuramadera - Kurama a Kibune Photo ofKuramadera - Kurama a Kibune Photo ofKuramadera - Kurama a Kibune

    Short hiking trail called Kuramadera, from the small village of Kurama to to the village of Kibune, in the outskirts of Kyoto. In summer better start it at Kurama. After paying 300 Yens at the main gate, the way goes mai...

    Nice and easy
    AnkokuNa
    Nice trail with great info along the way!!
    MrKane
  • near Fushimi, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    11.69mi
    Elevation +
    1929f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 1 : 京都一周トレイル 1 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 1 : 京都一周トレイル 1 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 1 : 京都一周トレイル 1

    Our Kyoto Trail thru-hike started today. We left Kobe City and traveled to Kyoto yesterday to really start our three-month-long hike. The first part of it is to walk the entire route of Kyoto Trail in one go. Kyoto ...

  • near Kurama, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    13.11mi
    Elevation +
    3891f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofInose to Kiyotaki via northern Kyoto Trail Photo ofInose to Kiyotaki via northern Kyoto Trail Photo ofInose to Kiyotaki via northern Kyoto Trail

    Take the Heizan like to Inose station to reach the trailhead. You can do this hike in either direction. We went a bit cross-country for the Sawano pond section in order to connect back to the marked trail so if you don'...

  • near Gion, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    6.42mi
    Elevation +
    1411f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 2 : 京都一周トレイル 2 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 2 : 京都一周トレイル 2 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 2 : 京都一周トレイル 2

    It was Sunday, a super sunny, hot day in Kyoto. That means every tourist destination must be especially crowded, and our hike started from the Keage incline right by Nanzenji temple. The Keage incline is a slope with t...

  • near Keage, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    12.36mi
    Elevation +
    3825f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 3 : 京都一周トレイル 3 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 3 : 京都一周トレイル 3 Photo ofThe Kyoto Trail 3 : 京都一周トレイル 3

    Day 3 of Kyoto Trail thru-hike. Walking on all the Mt. Hikeizan ridgeline to Ohara. The first 3 days of Kyoto, we stayed at a hotel by Kyoto station as the first part of Kyoto Trail runs through very popular tourism des...

  • near Keage, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.37mi
    Elevation +
    1240f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofGinkako Ji-Mount Daimonji Yama-Nanzen Ji Photo ofGinkako Ji-Mount Daimonji Yama-Nanzen Ji Photo ofGinkako Ji-Mount Daimonji Yama-Nanzen Ji

    Beautiful hike that starts in Ginkako Ji going up Daimonji Yama. Half wsy yhe ascent you can see an impressive view of Kyoto. Continue up to the peak. The view is also nice. Continue the trail on the othe side of the pea...

  • near Iwakura, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    4.55mi
    Elevation +
    2162f
    TrailRank
    33| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofHiei (Shugakuin Bus from Kyoto Station to Sakamoto Train Station) Photo ofHiei (Shugakuin Bus from Kyoto Station to Sakamoto Train Station) Photo ofHiei (Shugakuin Bus from Kyoto Station to Sakamoto Train Station)

    A pretty rough 5 hr hike best done from fall to spring. If you follow the man made river up from Shugakuin, you'll find a trail head for "Kirara-oka" きらら丘 This is a very steep 2 miler, then levels off, then goes steep ag...

    Good hiking from Kyoto. Started with bus n°5 from Kyoto center to the imperial villa. Ended with train from Sakamoto t...
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  • Japan: Arashiyama

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    near Arashiyama, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.23mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofJapan: Arashiyama Photo ofJapan: Arashiyama Photo ofJapan: Arashiyama

    A short walk around Arashiyama, the valley, bamboo forest and temples. Very busy in the main section, but very few people venture more than a few hundred yards

  • Inari Shrine (Kyoto, Japón)

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    near Fukakusa, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    2.23mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofInari Shrine (Kyoto, Japón) Photo ofInari Shrine (Kyoto, Japón) Photo ofInari Shrine (Kyoto, Japón)

    This is a nice walk on temple grounds just outside Kyoto. You can get to the starting point for example by subway or with Japan Railways, both have a station close by. Then the walk is almost always uphill on stairs thro...

  • near Sagano, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    4.37mi
    Elevation +
    2142f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofAtago Mountain Circuit though Getsurin Temple Photo ofAtago Mountain Circuit though Getsurin Temple Photo ofAtago Mountain Circuit though Getsurin Temple

    Take the bus from Kyoto Station that goes to KIYOTAKI. It's an hour ride, get off at the last stop. walk down, across the bridge, and there will be a Shinto gate at the head of the trail. Follow the trail (you will know ...

  • Fushimi-Inari: the complete hike

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    near Fukakusa, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    610f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofFushimi-Inari: the complete hike Photo ofFushimi-Inari: the complete hike Photo ofFushimi-Inari: the complete hike

    Most of the tourists only do a part of this hike so the first part can be crowdy. If you want to take that perfect picture without anyone on it, just do the complete hike!

  • Kyoto Daimonji mountain

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    near Keage, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    1522f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofKyoto Daimonji mountain Photo ofKyoto Daimonji mountain Photo ofKyoto Daimonji mountain

    The route starts from the metro Keage, goes through the Daimonji mountain and ends up at Ginkakuji temple.

  • Kyoto. Fushimi Inari to Mt Inari.

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    near Kami-toba, Kyōto (Japan)
    Distance
    3.87mi
    Elevation +
    1043f
    TrailRank
    29| Rating 4.67

    Track Details: * 伏見稲荷大社 (Fushimi Inari Taisha) ~45m asl (http://inari.jp/). * 四ツ辻 (Yotsutsuji) ~165m asl. * 三ノ峰 (Sannomine) ~190m asl. * 二ノ峰 (Ninomine) ~210m asl. * 一ノ峰 (Ichinomine) 233m asl. Closest Public ...

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  • near Kurama, Kyoto (Japan)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    2795f
    TrailRank
    99| Rating 4.55
    Photo ofKurama - 鞍馬 - Kibune – Kibuneyama - Ninose 2018-08-09 9:39 Photo ofKurama - 鞍馬 - Kibune – Kibuneyama - Ninose 2018-08-09 9:39 Photo ofKurama - 鞍馬 - Kibune – Kibuneyama - Ninose 2018-08-09 9:39

    Kurama - 鞍馬 - Kibune – Kibuneyama - Ninose 2018-08-09 9:39 (català - english) La caminada de Kurama-Kibune és tot un clàssic. Amb tren des de Kyoto arribes amb molta facilitat. Si la fas en aquest sentit, des de Kura...

    Very good experience, the beginning is not that hard, we just need to follow the road (even if some trees fell on it aha...
    Cédric de Ceuyper
    Randonnée assez sympa mais c'est un vrais challenge pour les non initiés, le chemin est très escarpé à cause des typhon ...
    Antoine Jourdan Dabe
    Ni una sola ruïna es veu per en lloc, felicitar-los. Salut amic!!
    montagut

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