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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7.36% of people who visit Kyoto include Mount Hiei in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
55.17% of people start their Mount Hiei visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mount Hiei
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Hiei
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