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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Worth the hike

This is definitely worth the hike. The views are great and the hike gives you a great appreciation of the forested mountains around Kyoto.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Siem Reap, Kyoto

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Siem Reap, Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely worth the hike. The views are great and the hike gives you a great appreciation of the forested mountains around Kyoto.

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Tuck away in a little entrance near Ginkanku-ji temple, this mountain offers an easy half hour climb up for some great views of Kyoto. The hike itself is under shaded trees and is very pleasant even in summer. Bring some sandwiches and drinks for a mini picnic at the top. The level you reach will form the horizontal stroke from... More 

Thank Leanne3001
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I skipped Ginkaku-ji temple at the base of this hike, and opted for the 1 hour climb to the top of the mountain, where the view of Kyoto was amazing. It is steep but the trail is good. There are a lot of steps, but I saw trekkers of all ages on the route. If you need a few hours... More 

Thank Dan C
St. Gallen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just left of Ginkaku-ji, the path is easy to follow and not too long (ca 25 mins). Great view from the big "dai" character platform, preferably with the sun (ie in the morning or at noon)

1 Thank trooper92
Jindabyne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After the silver pavilion letdown we did this walk with 11 year old and teenagers, it was a great way to burn off some energy, and allowed us to sit and eat outside together with a picnic lunch- not something easily achieved in most of Japan.

1 Thank Rigseismic67
Auckland, New Zealand
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

You won't be alone, but the views are worth it. The access is very easy, straight up (veer into the small streets to the right) from Ginkaku-ji. This is also my favourite running route in Kyoto!

1 Thank OceanRower
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Its a beautiful walk with a great view at the end. There is a maze of trails hard to interpret at times as all signs are in Japanese but there are plenty of locals to help out if you stick to the main trails. I took a route up from Ginkakuji described in the last review then followed a trail... More 

2 Thank Stella D
Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Only about 1 from 1000 visitors to Kyoto climb Daimonji, yet it's only a 25 minute hike to the viewpoint and another 20 minutes to the peak of this sacred mountain. If you're visiting Ginkakuji, the trail is very near. Leave Ginkakuji, turn right, and right again. Follow the narrow road up towards the hillside. You'll find it splits. Take... More 

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