Atago Mountain Hike is a 11.4 kilometer 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, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 11.4 km Elevation Gain: 1,251 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with decent views, shrines and historical markers along the way. Steep in some places, but not technical with steps most of the way up the main trail. If you’re coming from the Hozukyo train station suggest going along the gorge trail southwest of the start/end point.

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snow
4 months ago

Fantastic trail. Challenging, but not too technical. Late Feb is a great time to do it. Not to hot and still snow up at the shrine - adds to the magic of the place. Stop at the little tea room for tea and soup at the end of the trail!

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rocky
snow
5 months ago

An outstanding hike with a mountaintop temple. Light snow above 700 m which was particularly atmospheric. Great views of Kyoto 3/4 of the way up. Highly recommended.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike through tall trees, pretty epic finish at the top. There is a water machine at the top but I’d recommend bringing plenty. There are several trail options, all good, some busier than others. There is a good free paper map at the bottom of the trails.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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.

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4 months ago

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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