Trails in Asia

The Kyoto Trail to Ohara

This trail offers a bit of everything – hill-climbing, mountain-top scenery, historical settlements, rural, religious icons – and is suitable for all levels of fitness and ages. Don’t rush this trail as you risk missing something special. It is very well signposted and maintained. Take food & drink with you and find a suitable spot …

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The Kyoto Trail – Kiyotaki to Route-61

This segment of the Kyoto Trail has a bit of everything – river crossings, hill-climbs, secluded hamlets, Shinto shrines, history, great scenery. I commenced this hike at the J.R.Hozukyo Station, after a 20-minute train ride from Kyoto Station, then walked 2km to the trail proper. The forst 7km is along the banks of the Kiyotaki …

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The Kyoto Trail

There are two trails in ‘The Kyoto Trail’ and are both administered and maintained by the ‘Kyoto Alpine League’ and the ‘Kyoto Trail Association’. The first trail is a 70km (43-mile) part-circumnavigation of Kyoto City and the second, a 40km (24-mile) course around the settlement of Shuzan, about a 90-minute bus trip from Kyoto Station. …

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Daibutsu Railway Trail

This course follows the route the old Daibutsu Railway took. Commencing at the town of Kamo, this course is made-up of two parts – rural & suburban. It takes you past some of the relics of a bygone era. The line commenced service in 1898 and was closed in 1907, when a new line was …

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No Plan, Getting Lost in Ujitawara.

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Sajikigatake (Mt Sajiki).

   The first part of your hike would be along a sealed, narrow lane. Then, once you arrive at your track, it is then unsealed, dirt with some roack to clamber over. The track is moderately steep so, if you are heading to Mt Sajiki, don’t push the pace. As most hiking areas throughout Japan …

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