Mt. Daimonji Night view panorama hiking in Kyoto

Mt. Daimonji is famous for the giant Chinese character “大” that is depicted by fire lit to illuminate the mountain every year on August 16th during one of Kyoto`s most spectacular festivals `The Daimonji Gozan Okuribi` (Obon Fire Festival). The panoramic views of Kyoto city, its surroundings and even skyscrapers of Osaka and Awaji island on a fine day make it a very popular hiking spot in Kyoto.

We meet at the subway Keage station in the late afternoon and head to the top of Mt. Dai-monji. With the height of 465m, it takes about 1hour 30minutes to reach the summit. We can enjoy the beauty of Kyoto while it is still light, then proceed to the fireplace “Hidoko” where the Chinese character ‘DAI’ (大) is burned during the fire festival. We will wait here for the sunset and enjoy its numerous hues as the sun goes down. After viewing the night scenery of the ancient capital we`ll start to descend back to Ginkakuji-temple.

1 person 6,000 yen per person
2 people 4,000 yen per person
3 people 3,500 yen per person
4 people 3,000 yen per person
Please pay the tour fee to your guide on the spot.

Meeting place: Kyoto Subway Keage Station Exit No-1
Meeting time varies depending on the season:
01April – 30Apr : 03:00 pm
01May – 20May : 03:30 pm
21May – 31July : 04:00 pm
Tour Duration: about 3.5 – 4hours.

Available dates (as of today)
April – 23(Sun), 27(Thu), 30(Sun),
May – 11(Thu), 12(Fri), 13(Sat), 18(Thu), 19(Fri),
20(Sat), 24(Wed), 25(Thu), 26(Fri), 27(Sat),
29(Mon), 30(Tue),

Meeting point

Please note that this hike is led by an English speaking trekking guide who is not allowed by the Japanese law to give detailed explanations about history and sightseeing spots that you may see on the way down as he/she is not a licensed guide. However, our guide will lead you to the top of the mountain making sure you are not lost on the way and provide support when you descend in the dark after the night view.

Important notices:
1. In case of rain, the tour will be cancelled.
2. If the weather forecast is more than 50% chance of rain at 07:00pm on a previous evening, the tour will be cancelled.
3. Please bring some food and water.
4. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
5. We’ll provide head light and trekking poles.

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Sat 09:30 – 12:30
Sun & National Holiday : closed


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