Atago Mountain Hike

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Atago Mountain Hike is a 11.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1219 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

waterfall

historic site

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
8 months 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.