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Hiking Mount Hiei

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How to get to Mount Hiei?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

Kyoto Station to Hiei-Sakamoto Station (JR Kosei Line, 15 minutes, 320 Yen one way), walk 15 minutes to Sakamoto Cablecar station (11 minues, 860 Yen one way/1620 Yen round trip)

Direct bus from Kyoto Station and Keihan Sanjo Station (one hour, 770 Yen one way). 4-6 buses per day, no bus in Winter (December to Mid March)

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  • 3 years ago

The area becomes very beautiful during autumn. Everywhere is filled with red and yellow leaves, makes the walk more enjoyable!
  • 17 years ago

Mount Hiei travel guide - Wikitravel

Open source travel guide to Mount Hiei, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable ...
  • 9 years ago

Mount Hiei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Hiei (比叡山, Hiei-zan?) is a mountain to the northeast of Kyoto, lying on the border between the Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, Japan.
  • 4 years ago
  • 111 reviews

Mount Hiei Reviews - Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Attractions - TripAdvisor

Mount Hiei, Kyoto: See 111 reviews, articles, and 160 photos of Mount Hiei, ranked No.107 on TripAdvisor among 1,082 attractions in Kyoto.
  • 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, ...