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Daimonjiyama

#105 of 922 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Nice view... Steep path

The walk up was nice... But a lot of stairs ;-) view from the view point was nice... But we climbed to the very top of mountain...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2016
Standa P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The walk up was nice... But a lot of stairs ;-) view from the view point was nice... But we climbed to the very top of mountain...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Took about 50 mins going up as I wasn't very fit. Views from the top were well worth the 'pain'! Highly recommend to those who are not keen on the commercialized stuff. One of the highlights of my Kyoto visit!

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I highly recommend you take this uphill trail. My family love nature and hiking. It took us about an hour and a half going up to the top because we spent to much time taking Autumn maple trees in one beautiful spot. We were so lucky to see Autumn maple even on December 4, 2015. No toilet, Dress light, wear... More 

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Viborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This attraction has not many tourists. Why? Is a mystery to me. In the hills behind the silver pavilion are one of kyotos must hidden gems... You must take this trip if you just have a tiny adventure in you or if you just want a nature experience in the vibrant city of Kyoto, the walk to the top ain't... More 

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Siem Reap, Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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.

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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!

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