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The World Heritage Hiking in Mt. Hiei of Kyoto, a Holy Mountain in Japan

by Ryoji
(22) Reviews
6h $ 207 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Enryaku-ji temple (UNESCO world heritage site)

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What to Expect

This tour features both hiking and visiting a stunning, rarely visited world heritage site. Hiking in Mt. Hiei, one of the three holy mountains in Japan, will reveal to you the iconic Japanese scenic beauty of mountains and a lake. We take the same route of ancient pilgrimage and hike gently up to Enryaku-ji temple, a world heritage site. Overlooking Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, we will enjoy glorious sightseeing and come down, according to your preference, on the same or a different route or by Japan’s longest cable car. Time-permitting, we will explore the bottom of the mountain with many quaint temples and shrines. The area is often used for locations for filming. This refreshing hiking tour gives you a chance to imbibe Japan’s authentic verdant beauty and rich history.

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Highlights

  • Enryaku-ji temple (UNESCO world heritage site)

Important

I am usually available on weekdays after 6 pm. But if I get an enough prior notice, I might be able to work during the daytime.

What‘s included
guide fee, entrance fee, transportation fee for guide
What‘s not included
transportation, lunch and drink, etc.
Depart From
Kyoto , Shiga
Meeting Point
Kyoto station
Ending Point
Kyoto station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the weather is not good?

If the weather is very bad, we will cancel it. We will decide if we do or not the day before.

What clothes should we wear for the hiking?

Please wear casual clothes and casual shoes, not necessarily hiking shoes. Sneakers or sports shoes will do.

Is there anything we should bring?

Just in case of rain, please bring a rain gear, like an umbrella.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 22 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Art

“ What a great guy! ”

We were impressed with Ryoji's depth of knowledge. He brought us to magnificent locations with full knowledge of each site and the significance it was to Japan.

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1 month ago |   by Regina

“ Lovely and relaxing night tour ”

My family and I had a great time exploring Kyoto at night with Ryoji. My parents especially loved the garden Ryoji brought us to and we were able to walk around in both the well-known and unassuming spots in Kyoto at a leisurely pace. Would definitely recommend Ryoji to other travelers/tourists.

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Graham

“ Extraordinary good guide ”

Ryoji is a charming, professional and very knowledgeable guide. His English is impeccable which enabled me to enjoy a relaxed and very enjoyable tour. I would genuinely recommend Ryoji to all other travellers wishing to enjoy exploring Japan.

Very Good
5 months ago |   by Lily

“ Thoughtful and fun guide ”

We enjoyed a fun day in Kyoto with Ryoji. He took us to some awesome places and which both ourselves and our two boys enjoyed! Ryoji was very thoughtful and brought us to a nice lunch spot with a wide selection of local specialities even the kids had many choices to choose from. Wish we had more time for him to show us around. Definitely a guide you should consider if you are traveling with young kids.

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6 months ago |   by Christine

“ Kyoto at Night Tour with Ryoji ”

The Kyoto at Night tour with Ryoji was educational, as well as thought provoking. His overview of the spectacular hidden garden and canal was so intriguing. A highlight of the tour was our view of a maiko in the tea house, where she graciously permitted us to take a photo of her. Ryoji's night tour is historically evocative and atmospheric, even showing me some small shrines down unassuming alleys. Please seek him out if you want a truly memorable Kyoto experience!

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