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Explore Kyoto’s gorgeous forests, just one step away from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s ancient capital. Kyoto is surrounded by mountains on three sides and boasts some fantastic hiking courses. The “Kyoto Trail”, a horseshoe-shaped path running through the mountains around central Kyoto is one such hike beloved by locals. Enjoy the Higashiyama portion of this pleasantly invigorating trail, led by one of our certified nature guides. 

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Kyoto Trail Hike (Higashiyama)

Meeting 8:30 a.m: Please make your own way to Keage station to meet with your guide. 

Stroll through Nanzenji temple before heading into the forest! Your guide will point out interesting flora and share about the historical significance of the area. At the top of the mountain, you’ll be greeted by a panoramic view of all of Kyoto city where you can spot Kyoto’s major landmarks—a breathtaking photo-opportunity. Hike back down the mountain, where you’ll end up right at Ginkakuji Temple around 1pm, just in time for you to have your own lunch and some sightseeing! 

Tour End 13:00p.m: Make your own way to your next destination on your own. 

  • Private experience
  • Offered in Japanese with English, French, or German interpretation
  • You must be able to handle lightly strenuous exercise with some uphill terrain.
  • Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes appropriate for exercise. Sandals and Skirts are not allowed. We encourage you to bring a small umbrella, or rain racket.
  • If you would like to rent hiking gear, please contact us regarding rental options. At the time of booking, please indicate what items you will rent. Please pay the tour-guide directly in cash for rental items on the day of experience. Rain suit (Jacket and pants) 2000 JPY, Hiking backpack 500 JPY, Boots and socks 2000 JPY, Activewear leggings 500 JPY, Gloves 500 JPY

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