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Hieizan Enryakuji - Shugakuin (Kyoto)

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Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Hieizan Enryakuji - Shugakuin (Kyoto) is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 2,887 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Lake

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Historic site

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このコースは京都側から比叡山を通り、比叡山延暦寺へと続きます。 この地域と比叡山は歴史的に非常に有名です。 史跡を散策したり、比叡山の自然を満喫できるコースです

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Reviews (18)
Photos (75)
Recordings (16)
Completed (28)
Tom Osd
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Abhinav KV
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

It was a fantastic trail! Most of it is pristine and beautiful. Not in business for beginners but with little experience you’ll enjoy this trail. Many rarely used routes make it more beautiful if the weather is good. No clear signboards but a pretty decent one. At the summit you have a chain of breathtaking temples waiting for you.

lemuel lim
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the cable car is not in service. likely from 6 jan 2020 till 16 mar 2020. certain paths are blocked due to dead fall and such, alternate route were made, make sure to check.

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Matthew Cox
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Running

Moderate run, tough in places with steep gradient and sections of steps. Takes about 1 hr 20 mins to run from Shugakuin station to top and back down again. Fairly easy to follow trail. Interesting track following stream and then through heavily wooded area, with great views. Changes from deciduous to cedar as you go up. Huge sections near top where trees have been blown down but trail cleared or short diversions in place.

Grant Stewart
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Hiking

We hiked up route described, then down the Biwa Lake side and took train back to Kyoto Station. Saw several small snakes. Great hike!

Anthony Rosen
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Hiking

Don't follow starting point. Best to follow the canal up to a connecting trail. There is a landslide that blocks the trail and you have to add a mile around.

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CHELSEY SNIDER
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Hiking

Pleasant hike. We are avid hikers and thought the grade was nice and good exercise! Hardly any bugs, no snakes either. Lots of trees blown down, honestly not a whole lot to look at. A few spots to view Kyoto which was cool. Got a beer at the rest stop on top, going to ride the cable car down!

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Ian Knight
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Hiking

Top down from the Gondola. Great views and not busy!

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Chip Kirk
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Hiking

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.

Matt Hodge
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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.

Steven Edwon
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Daniel Pain
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Jonas Maier
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Wilson Wan
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Joel McCorkel
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Christian Tronstad
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Paul Santiago
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Yusuke Kimura
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