Fushimi Inari – Mt. Shimizu (241m) – Higashiyama Sancho Park (220m) – Mt. Daimonji (465m) – Ginkaku Temple – Hiei (690m) // 25km, 8 hours
I’m back at the Kyoto Trail again. Last December my mountain buddy Sano-san and I walked a northern part of the trail (Kitayama).
This Higashiyama route, an eastern-part of the trail, has many highlights: Fushimi Inari’s vivid orange-red “Thousands Gates”, a panoramic view from Mt. Higashi, the Lake Biwa Canal, Mt. Daimonji and its iconic fireplace, and spiritual Mt. Hiei area.