• Mt. Atago-san  - ©  takosaka flickr user
  • Ruins of Atago-san Railway  - ©  U-ichiro Murakami flickr user
  • Hiking trail to Atago-san - © andrew_markle flickr user

Key information: Atago-san

    • A lovely mountain and an inspiring day walk from Kyoto, with fine views and pretty landscape and ancient (and World Heritage site) temples on the way.
      • Atago-san is a historic protector of Kyoto, and access to good luck and grace. Pass torii gates, statues and shrines.
        • Start/end in attractive villages, climb through pretty forest to the peak and it views.
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Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest13
  • Human interest13
  • Charisma28
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 15km / 5-6 hourse
  • Maximum Altitude: 924m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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Ruins of Atago-san Railway  - ©  U-ichiro Murakami flickr user

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