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    Matt Hodge reviewed Hiei Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    A great hike of Hiei. Take the bus to Shugakuin. You'll see a river at the stop. walk along that river up to the trailhead (called Kirara-oka). You take that all the way up, no way to get lost. You will have to pay 600 yen to enter the facilities. You can return or walk through the temple compound and descend to Sakamoto station and ride that back to Kyoto. There are wild monkeys on the hike sometimes, but they won't approach you.

    Matt Hodge completed Hiei Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Hodge updated Hiei Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Hodge reviewed Atago Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Directions: Get to Kyoto Station around 7-8, take #72 bus to Kiyotaki. From Kiyotaki Station, walk down the road into town to the shrine gate across the river. The road will ascend all the way up the 5 kilometer (3 mile) climb into the Atago Shrine area. There are several return routes. You can branch over the mountain to Takao, with a bus ride back, or go back through Getsurinji temple. The trail to these are located on the right next to the final stone steps up to Atago Shrine. Getsurinji is an ad hoc temple of a couple of Buddhist statue carving recluses that live on the mountain. Go down farther on this path and it leads to Kuuya Falls, a beautiful waterfall. You can return back by bus from Takao or from Kiyotaki.

    Matt Hodge reviewed Atago Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Hodge completed Atago Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Hodge updated Atago Mountain Hike

    over 1 year ago