Questions and Tips

Opening hours and best time for Hiking Mount Hiei?

How to join Hiking Mount Hiei?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

Stop at Shugakuin Station

Price and Money Saving tips for Hiking Mount Hiei?

Information & Tips about Hiking Mount Hiei?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

5.4 KM one way (can get down by cable car)
3-4 hours



Desmond Lua
  • 3 years ago

Hiking Mount Hiei from Sakamoto. The hike is only an hour, and there is an UNESCO temple complex at the top. Autumn had yet to turn much within the forest, but there are a few full peak maple tree near the temple.

We went up pretty late so have to give up on the plan to hike down on Kyoto side, so we take the cable car down instead.
  • 8 years ago

Jeffrey Friedl's Blog » My Mt. Hiei Climb Challenge 2013, Part 1

This post is a continuation, of sorts, of my first climb of Kyoto's Mt. Hiei, painfully documented a year ago in “Yesterday's Hike: The Agony Where Bravado Yields, ...
  • 11 years ago

Mount Hiei Hike | Cycle Kyoto

Mt. Hiei is the second highest mountain in Kyoto, at 848 meters (2,782 feet), and just a short distance northeast of downtown. It is more than just a pretty mountain though.