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on Kurama Trail

2 days ago

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!

The hike to the waterfall consists of walking along the river. It was nice to be wet the whole time until reaching the waterfall. I really enjoyed this hike. Next time I'll definitely waterproof my phone.

Pretty an very easy to navigate.

hiking
3 days ago

Not too bad! You can get to the Waterfall in like 30-45 minutes if you don't stop. Water is nice and cold and super clear. There's a lot of steps you need to climb.
Beautiful place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

awesome escape from the city during a work trip weekend. took the hard trail up, temple at the top, lots of shrines all along, took the paved path down.

on Hiji Falls Trail

hiking
9 days ago

This is a nice trail, lots of steps. However it doesn’t allow pets. So don’t bring your dog they will turn you away.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail with amazing views and challenges. Absolutely loved it!

Easy trail for families. Walk through a cleared path to the Ikego Campgrounds where there are small cabins. You pass by some open fields, bamboo, water and old samurai gravesites. The whole thing takes about 20-30 minutes roundtrip and is flat. Great for kids and dogs allowed, but watch for snakes.

Alright walk, it's not a trail and just a casual stroll at most through the gardens of the imperial palace, but if you can't get out of the city, it will do.

Elaborate Description, fully detailed Waypoints, not to forget useful Tips, really commendable!

good place to walk. very flat. you can find some nice cafes along the path.

hiking
1 month ago

At the center of the North Japan Alpes. The view is very good. The last part is rock climbing and fun.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

walking
1 month ago

Magnificent, beautiful and unforgettable.

Unforgettable. Extremely interesting.