Best trails in Kyoto

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Looking for a great trail near Kyoto, Kyoto? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mt. Rokko or Hiei. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Kyoto ranging from 0.6 to 3.1 miles and from 59 to 1,391 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kyoto
Top trails (17)
#1 - Fushimi-Inari Walking Tour
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Dedicated to the gods of rice and business, Fushimi-Inari is the main shrine of more than 30,000 such shrines in Japan. To ensure happiness and success in business, many companies and individuals makShow more
#2 - Kurama Trail
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
The Kurama/Kibune area has become a popular destination for visitors to Kyoto. Set in the northern mountains, less than 1-hour from the city centre, this little rural village has a lot to offer for tShow more
#3 - Atago Mountain Hike
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Atago Mountain Hike is a 8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, runShow more
#4 - Arashiyama Monkeys, River and Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Note: Due to COVID-19 measures, the monkey forest is closed.Show more
#5 - Hiei Mountain Trail
Hiei
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
Hiei Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#6 - Fushimi Inari Trail (Red Gates)
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Fushimi Inari Trail (Red Gates) is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#7 - Fushimi Inari to Daimonji-yama
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 13 m
Fushimi Inari to Daimonji-yama is a 10.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.Show more
#8 - Gion District Walking Tour
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
The Gion is made famous for it's Geisha (sometimes known as Geiko or Geigi), traditional female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include various Japanese arts as classic music and dance.There are aShow more
#9 - Kinkakuji
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Kinkakuji is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking.Show more
#10 - Daigo-ji Temple Walking Tour
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Daigo-ji Temple is the headquarters of the Daigo branch of the Shingon mission. It was built by a Buddhist monk named Shobo Rigen Daishi in 874. Daigo-ji temple is situated at Mt Kasatori (Mt Daigo),Show more
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