Mount Hiei

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  • Address: Yaseakimotocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1252, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Park, Landmark, View Point, Adventure, Cable Car, Nature, Adults

The Mount Hiei is a mountain popular with hikers and trekkers. A hike to the top provides beautiful panoramic views of the city and the countryside. If you are not into trekking and hiking, no worries, a toll road provides access by automobile to the top of the mountain. Alternatively, there are buses that connect the mountaintop to the city few times a day. There are also two routes of funiculars (the Eizan Cable and the Sakamoto Cable) that you can travel by.  The mountain comes alive with azaleas in spring and Japanese maple trees in the fall and is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Enryaku ji Temple which is situated at the top.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mount Hiei

  • Entry to the temple costs ¥700.

Mount Hiei Hours

  • The temple is open 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (seasonal timings apply).

How to Reach Mount Hiei

  • Cable Enryakuji Station
  • Cable Hiei Station
  • Hiei Gondola Station

  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.

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  • Mount Hiei Address: Yaseakimotocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1252, Japan
  • Mount Hiei Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mount Hiei(preferred time): 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Hiei: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 7.36% of people who visit Kyoto include Mount Hiei in their plan

  • 55.17% of people start their Mount Hiei visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mount Hiei

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Hiei

People normally club together Eikan- Do Zenrin-ji and Bamboo Temple while planning their visit to Mount Hiei.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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