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Rina Nojima reviewed Mount Daimonji - Ginkaku-ji
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Alfred Guo reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Hiking

hot af and humid in the summer but so pretty

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It was a fantastic trail! Most of it is pristine and beautiful. Not in business for beginners but with little experience you’ll enjoy this trail. Many rarely used routes make it more beautiful if the weather is good. No clear signboards but a pretty decent one. At the summit you have a chain of breathtaking temples waiting for you.

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Cynthia Paylor reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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Hiking

Very crowded but absolutely gorgeous. My advice is to get there extremely early if you want to just enjoy the stunning views of the Bamboo. Really easy walk.

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hanginwithnoelsy ... reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Hiking

Competed this trail a few times and never get bored .. Tori Gate Central .. walk through hundreds as you work your way up to the top of Mt Inari and back down .. there are many trails you can choose if you wish to extend it .. I actually did a 6km version and included the outskirts through the forest as well. Recommended

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hanginwithnoelsy ... reviewed Mount Daimonji - Ginkaku-ji
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Nice trail leading up to a great view of Kyoto .. well laid out and if you want to enhance the experience come down the trail to Nanzenji .. recommended

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Ollie Toth reviewed Kinkaku-ji Walking Tour
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Walking

Why is this even on AllTrails? Why would you add a boring tourist trap onto a hiking app? There are many more temples in Kyoto that are far more beautiful than Kinkakujl, this isn't a hike and it's not even really a walking trail, this should be removed from the app.

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Wonderful trail through the bamboo forest. There's a not so tiny private property including a tea house with delicious green tea. There's a small fee to enter but it's worth it in my opinion

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Richard McDonald reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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Walking

It's a very nice walk (not a hike!) through some lovely scenery. Am sure in busy times it gets packed with tourists.

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Richard McDonald reviewed Mount Atago Loop
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Hiking

Oh, this was a tough one for me, the unrelenting steps and no real flat or down sections made it pretty gruelling on my old knees. Especially coming down. I personally think this is much more 'Difficult' than other hikes labelled as 'Difficult' in the area, and the temple at the top is vastly underwhelming. The best part of the day, for me, was walking from Arashiyama Station to the trail head, via the Bamboo Forest. The rest... meh. Hiking isn't just walking up thousands of steps. And that's exactly what this felt like. Honestly, I didn't enjoy it one bit.

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Emanuel Lorenzo reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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The monkey forest was close by corona, besides that the walk is really beautiful. If you are in Kyoto you should come since it’s vibe is very traditional and totally worth for a Sunday walk.

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Kirsten Morgan reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Hiking

Such a cool place to visit!!! There’s a lot to see and it’s a lot more complex than it seems on social media. Take time to enjoy the shrines while visiting with locals (and the stray cats). Get there early enough if you want to go to the top because it gets dark!

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Kirsten Morgan reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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Hiking

Probably my favorite spot I visited in Japan! This whole area is beautiful, but this was out of this world! Worth getting up early for to beat the crowds. Recommend going to bamboo forest first, walk by the river next, grab a coffee by the water, and make your way to the monkey park!

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Carolyn Shinsato reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Hiking

Places in Japan are otherworldly and this hike is no exception. Being able to walk through hundreds of years of history through this shrine is always a special experience. There's a sense of tranquility here the deeper you into the shrine through the hundreds of vermillion torii gates away from the touristed and more highly trafficked paths towards the beginning. There are restrooms along the hike, an abundance of shade, and some snack stops like tea houses and ice creams along the way. That being said be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time here (close to a half day) if you want to complete the full circuit depending on how crowded it has the potential to be and having time to take in different viewpoint sites. And be prepared for your legs to burn as it is mostly paved steps both uphill and downhill. Note you can start the hike before the shrine officially opens to the public as the grounds are open 24/7. You just won't have access to public services.

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Carolyn Shinsato reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Hiking

Places in Japan are otherworldly and this hike is no exception. Being able to walk through hundreds of years of history through this shrine is always a special experience. There's a sense of tranquility here the deeper you into the shrine through the hundreds of vermillion torii gates away from the touristed and more highly trafficked paths towards the beginning. There are restrooms along the hike, an abundance of shade, and some snack stops like tea houses and ice creams along the way. That being said be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time here (close to a half day) if you want to complete the full circuit depending on how crowded it has the potential to be and having time to take in different viewpoint sites. And be prepared for your legs to burn as it is mostly paved steps both uphill and downhill. Note you can start the hike before the shrine officially opens to the public as the grounds are open 24/7. You just won't have access to public services.

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Hiking

One of the highlights of Kyoto. This is actually quite the workout! The route is covered with a 1,000 bright red/orange painted gates (torii). The experience is quite surreal and unforgettable. Several parts of the trail were practically empty, since most tourists do not do the back loop found on this route. It's much more peaceful.

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Cherie Chow reviewed Kurama - Kibune Hiking Tour
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Hiking

Amazing!! Walked the opposite direction and finished off at the onsen — was definitely the move.

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Nic Dewhurst reviewed Takeno Shitamichi
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Hiking

very nice alternative trail to the top of Mt Anari. many quiet shrines and a cool bamboo grove. recommend going early in the morning to avoid that large amounts of tourists.

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Frances C reviewed Kurama - Kibune Hiking Tour
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! As some others have stated, I’d recommend starting at Kurama instead. If you get off at Kibuneguchi station and follow the trail as suggested the first ~2 miles are uphill on a road with no sidewalk and not a whole lot to see- it was much better taking this downhill at the end. Other than that this whole area is beautiful and completely worth the short trek from Kyoto.

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Hiking

the cable car is not in service. likely from 6 jan 2020 till 16 mar 2020. certain paths are blocked due to dead fall and such, alternate route were made, make sure to check.

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James Gardiner reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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Nature trips

The bamboo forest is unbelievable. I would fully recommend getting there as early as possible as it is a tourist trap, gets super busy.

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Walking

I did it a few times, during different seasons and it changes so much that it's worth coming back for another go. Highly recommended!

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Hiking

We hiked from Kurama to Kifune and loved it! It's probably one of the best I've experienced in Japan. If you can deal with inclines, it's easy. We had a 5/6 month pregnant lady in our group...the reactions from people passing us were awesome :d

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Alice Pomme Brodu Geant reviewed Fushimi Inari Walking Tour
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Walking

ready easy! so beautiful! I did it on New year's Eve Wich is the time of the year when everyone goes to the shrine so it was a bit crowded but definitely worth it!!

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Running

Moderate run, tough in places with steep gradient and sections of steps. Takes about 1 hr 20 mins to run from Shugakuin station to top and back down again. Fairly easy to follow trail. Interesting track following stream and then through heavily wooded area, with great views. Changes from deciduous to cedar as you go up. Huge sections near top where trees have been blown down but trail cleared or short diversions in place.

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Daniel McLeish reviewed Arashiyama Tourism Walking Course
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Hiking

Great trail! Waited by the temple at the start for 40 minutes until 830am when it opened only to realize the trail started the next street over and behind the temple. Still managed to beat the crowds! Went through the bamboo forest and then over and up to the monkey sanctuary. Easy hike without much of a climb

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Christie Blum reviewed Kurama - Kibune Hiking Tour
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Hiking

Well marked - we walked from Kibune/kibuneguchi to Kurama and it was a good choice. The food options in karabe were not as numerous or varied as we had hoped/ thought there would be. We took the trolley down which was fine - straight down but not very scenic, it probably cuts 20min off the hike. It would be beautiful to do this as night with the trail lanterns to guide you.

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