After meeting up near Ginkakuji, we'll walk through a quiet and beautiful residential area , towards the Kitashirakawaten Shrine. In an area of Kyoto with so many important places, this is a less known shrine but it's certainly worth a quick visit, even more when it's dark. After that, we'll carry on along the hiking trail that goes all the way up to the top of Hieizan but we'll only climb the first hill of Uryuyama, an easy, short hike, that it should take us 15-20mins. Up there, we'll start a small fire and enjoy some hot coffee and biscuits. And then it's all the way back down to the starting point. No need for hiking boots or walking sticks but sports shoes with a good grip are recommended.
Nature lover, outdoor-skills enthusiast, experienced wilderness hiker & camper. Since moving to Kyoto, about 4 years ago , I have spent many days as well nights up in the local mountains, rigorously exploring the countryside, and the many temples & shrines in it. Two years ago, I decided to follow my passion and started organising hiking events for kids and adults, sharing my experience and skills.
Torch, bell, mat, cushion, blanket
We'll start our walk from the Ginkakuji area and we'll head towards the , somewhat eery Kitashirakawaten Shrine. After that , it's a short hike (20 mins) up the Uryuyama trail.
- Cancelled in case of severe weather conditions. - I'm a trained and certified First Aider. - Toilets available only at the staring point. (you can always go in the forest! )