Hiei Mountain Hike

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Hiei Mountain Hike is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Iwakura, Kyoto, Japan that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
778 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

Some trails marked on map were not clear but trail used was well marked and easy to follow. Some snakes and large insects at the beginning while at lower altitude. Recommend it as moderate.

hiking
8 months 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.