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Mount Hiei, Kyoto

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#3 of 21 in Nature in Kyoto
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  • The most peaceful place on earth, incredible views of the lake- silencence can be found here- trails are magical, through the Zen Buddhist temples, the forest of ancient cedars and the green moss and....  more »
  • Home of japanese buddhism. Catch a train and then a bus takes you to a rope way which takes u up the mountain. It was cold in November. Several temples to visit and a museum. Cable car 1600y...  more »
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  • Just in case anyone is curious, this mountain and Kurama (the other line), are temporarily closed (for probably a month or two) due to typhoon damage. I tried to go up there but they told me the stops are closed near the tops of the mountains. Edit: The website for the train lines claim they will be fully open at the end of October. Beautiful place though.
  • No pictures will truly capture the beautiful views! Well worth it if you have 3 hours spare (up and down). Varied terrain, wear comfortable shoes. I found it harder than expected, constant uphill (no flat rests), but highly rewarding!

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