Climbing Kami-Daigo in Kyoto

Along the trail are several World Heritage buildings!

By Hugo Kempeneer    - 1 min read

Spring is here and summer is soon approaching and the hiking season has commenced. Climbing Kami-Daigo is very popular. It is located on top of Mt. Kasatori. There is a small fee of ¥300 and one will need to register at the entrance. There is a trail and path, sometimes quite steep, and there is a railing. Some of the trail is besides a small stream, so birds will be your companions. It took me about 2 hours to get to the top and about 1½ hours to get back to the starting point. I did take some time to take pictures and had a small obento lunchbox at the top. Happy hiking!

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Hugo Kempeneer

Hugo Kempeneer @hugo.kempeneer

I was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and enjoyed my teenage years during the peak of the "Flower Power Hippie" generation. I hitchhiked through Europe, living on a beach south of Agadir, Morocco for some time to learn English. Aside from Japan, I have lived in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Singapore, just to name a few. I love baking things such as bread, pies, and fruit cakes, and am an avid Blues lover; some of my favorite artists are B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I enjoy a good movie with a glass of wine or a Belgian Trappist and some Rochefort blue cheese. Since September 2012 I have been an honorary member of the " Kyoto Guide Club". I have been living in Japan for almost 25 years; 5 years in Tokyo, and then 20 years here, in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. My aim is to provide information about this extraordinary city to the future traveler. If you have any questions related to Kyoto or Nara, don't hesitate to drop me a line.