Explore the most popular Cities in Kyoto with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Coco S
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Walking

Unfortunately, the app kept shut down on me while I was recording so I gave up recording. If you're in Kyoto, you don't want to miss this place! There are no fees to get in. Amazing place to be! You can get a good exercise by running up to the stairs. Recommend to go during the day since it gets really dark at night with even some lights. I completed the whole torii loops, truly amazing place to be! I will come back with my workout outfit next time, high heels took me little longer to finish it, although I got it done in about 2.5 hours by running up and down!

Coco S
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Walking

Unfortunately, the app kept shut down on me while I was recording so I gave up recording the whole path, but this was one of the most amazing walks I have ever done.

Meagan M.
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Sadly, it’s closed right now (Dec 2018) because of downed trees after a typhoon... But I ended up taking the train from Kibune to Kurama, and the towns, shrines and the hot springs were all great!

Mike Folland
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Hiking

Such an awesome Hike. Like no other. 10,000 beautiful torii gates lead you to the top of Inari Mountain. Very nice gardens and a few decent views of the city.

J V
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Can be a crowded walk, although it thins out a little as you get higher up. You can step off the main trail at some points and walk outside the gates for a different perspective (and fewer people).

Sourangsu Bandyapadhyay
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A really nice moderate trek if you are visiting Kyoto for a single day and love to visit a picturesque place in Kyoto.

Iván Hernández Alayeto
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Hiking

Kurama trail done the reverse way as this path shows. Starting in the steep stairs of the temple, this is where most of the photos should be taken. It's first going up and then down. The reverse path is easier than the one this guide shows. Both starting and finishing areas are kind of expensive, so prepare food on advance. There is no water between Kurama temple and the kaiseki restaurants near Kibuneguchi. However, at the entrance of the path you can get wooden walking staffs which help a lot. Landscape is beautiful, specially nice so close from Kioto, but nothing spectacular.

Tammy Nguyen
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Walking

An extended walk after Philosopher’s walk, culture and beautiful cherry blossoms with colorful kimonos.

Brian Fujikawa
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Hiking

A Shinto shrine. Mostly paved with a lot of stairs. Many small shrines along the way. Tori gates cover much of the trail. Nice view of Kyoto half way up. The trail is lit after dark. Many shops for food and souvenirs, but only open during the day. Lots of vending machines - so, it’s not necessary to bring water. The All Trails map is missing half of the loop trail at the top of the mountain.

Jim Medley
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Beautiful well maintained trail between Kibune and Kurama. Good inclines and declines. We walked it with backpacks but we saw ladies in dresses on the trail. Gorgeous area!

Blake Bambridge
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Pretty an very easy to navigate.

Dwight Velazquez
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Hiking

My wife and I did the Kurama Hike this morning. We started at 9 am. We reached the Kurama Temple , the birthplace of the Reiki practice. There are lots of stairs and cedar trees throughout the trail. It took us 1 hour to the top and 1 hr down. I did stop a few times to take pics and vids w/ my GoPro 5 and smartphone. Fun and amazing. You will embrace the Japanese spirit and culture.

June Orleander
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Walking

Magnificent, beautiful and unforgettable.

Richard Mallon
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Great hike through small villages , rice paddies and temples. Got lost a few times but got back on track. We went end of summer. Lots of wildlife- snakes , ferrets , insects , birds , frogs etc. Not sure if the snakes are poisonous!!

Chris Forsch
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So I actually did this by accident. I was just exploring on one of my off days, when I just happened to summit a mountain and found out what I had done. It was an amazing hike: very beautiful. I saw a fox, which made my day. Plus a few deer. It was greatZ highly recommend.

Willie Shubert
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Hiking

lovely wooded hike with many shrines. it's easy to access via the local train and makes for a good loop. I wish the river meals next to kifune were cheaper.

福世 下.
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Hiking

Green leaves were so beatiful. Sound from Kibune River was comfortable.

LR Blount
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10,000 gates. Quite lovely. Definitely get up early if you want your walk to be more serene and if you'd like your photos to be without people.

WS P
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Thanks for the guide. It was very clear and I had no trouble following your tour. I went there relatively late, so by the time I hit the 8th/9th stop, it was getting kind of dark. I ended up turning back and didn't go all the way to 11th stop. It was a really great tour and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I took tons of photos there. I even gave an American couple directions with your tour. It was awesome! :-)

Andy Hur
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Julia Yang
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Coco S
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Aito Steele
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