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Daimonjiyama

#110 of 957 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Not overly hard walk

Pretty easy walk, last part with the stairs is the hardest but still achievable if you are a regular exerciser. Great view and great way to finish a day of sight seeing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty easy walk, last part with the stairs is the hardest but still achievable if you are a regular exerciser. Great view and great way to finish a day of sight seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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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