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Reviewed April 23, 2019

After a day battling crowds at the sights in the city, it was a wonderful and refreshing and much quieter getaway to this temple complex on top of a mountain with beautiful views. It's a bit of effort to get there (you take a train...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mezaco
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

The cable car ride from Cable Sakamoto Station to Cable Enryakuji Station passed through some lovely wooded area. Immediately outside Cable Enryakuji Station the various views of Lake Biwa were absolutely picturesque. Explored firstly To-do area as it was nearer from the station and then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Awesome day up the ropeway and cable car from Kyoto. The whole family loved it, great views and well worth the trip. Take a walk around and view Kyoto and Osaka.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We took the Sakamoto Cable Car which was a scenic ride and visited a few of the Enryakuji temples which had beautiful orange red structures. Locals rang the bell at the top to pray for good luck in the year ahead. Some parts had long...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We took the train from Kyoto for a day trip and rode the cable car up before wandering around the temples. There are several temples and shrines but the stand-out was the main hall. It’s currently being renovated so is encased in what looks like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

This is quite a remarkable place. Very accessible from Kyoto's centre, Mount Hiei has both nature and religion with the summit being Tendai Buddhism's home. There are paths to hike up to the top, or there is also a cable car. The hike is wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

So it was a Sunday. We wanted a break from the maddening crowds of Kyoto's usual attractions. This was it. Think we were the only foreigners that we saw for a change. Naturally, it is not the most "spectacular" of Kyoto's attractions, but I honestly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

In order to frustrate my wife, of course I planned a little adventure out to this joint. We went the long way by taking the Karasuma Line out to Kyoto International Convention Centre, but took a taxi to Takaragaike Station to take the trip up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Mount Hiei is the highlight of my recent Kyoto trip. My friend and I took the Eizan train at Demachiyanagi Station (Keihan line from Kyoto Station). It was a new train with an 'Oval' and aerodynamic body. We alighted at Yase-Hieizanguchi station. The easiest way...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank caryn105
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Enryaku Ji is rather a village of temples and its a pleasure to hike between the main spots. The easiest way getting there from Kyoto station is by bus line 57 that leaves from bus stop C6. Line up in the line for Hiei as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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There are some hotels at the top and foot of the mountain. I do not know the budget, the date of stay, and the hiking trails, so I do not know if it is the hotel you want to stay.
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