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Great Way to Escape the Crowds

So it was a Sunday. We wanted a break from the maddening crowds of Kyoto's usual attractions... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
i1aan
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Singapore
Highlight of my Kyoto trip

Mount Hiei is the highlight of my recent Kyoto trip. My friend and I took the Eizan train at... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
caryn105
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

So it was a Sunday. We wanted a break from the maddening crowds of Kyoto's usual attractions. This was it. Think we were the only foreigners that we saw for a change. Naturally, it is not the most "spectacular" of Kyoto's attractions, but I honestly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank i1aan
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

In order to frustrate my wife, of course I planned a little adventure out to this joint. We went the long way by taking the Karasuma Line out to Kyoto International Convention Centre, but took a taxi to Takaragaike Station to take the trip up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Mount Hiei is the highlight of my recent Kyoto trip. My friend and I took the Eizan train at Demachiyanagi Station (Keihan line from Kyoto Station). It was a new train with an 'Oval' and aerodynamic body. We alighted at Yase-Hieizanguchi station. The easiest way...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank caryn105
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Enryaku Ji is rather a village of temples and its a pleasure to hike between the main spots. The easiest way getting there from Kyoto station is by bus line 57 that leaves from bus stop C6. Line up in the line for Hiei as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Robinyy
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The temples in Mount Hiei are considered the guardian for the ancient capital-Kyoto which started the establishment more then 1200 years ago. It’s a good place for sightseeing and hiking while learning a bit of Buddhism philosophy.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Must see if you are interested in Buddhism...very historical place....very scenic location....many ancient Buddhist Halls and temples...Many important and famous monks studied at Mt. Hiei (Hiei-zan) through the ages.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LYLEY9
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited Mt Hiei starting from Kyoto/Shugakuin. I went up on foot, so I cannot give any info about the cable car. The hike is not to difficult, the signs are mostly complete (there are some moment of confusion, but I managed to get to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My original purpose in hiking Mt Hiei was to warm up for climbing Mt Fuji later that week. As it happened I found Hiei beautiful and in many ways every bit as captivating as Fuji. Mt Hiei offers an alternative to hiking - it has...More

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank Kray16
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This was really fun and we didn't see one other tourist. We would have never have found the trail head of it wasn't for a local walking us over and pointing it out. He also gVe us advice on which trail to take since he...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Angela V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

To get up Mount Hiei, if you are not fit enough to walk, take the Eizan line out of Kyoto to Yase-Hieizanguchi. This is a funny one-coach train, where at each stop the driver opens a counter and collects the fares. Then take the funicular...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank johnnychips
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Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
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There are some hotels at the top and foot of the mountain. I do not know the budget, the date of stay, and the hiking trails, so I do not know if it is the hotel you want to stay.
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