The Kyoto Trail: Fushimi Inari Taisha to The Philosophers Walk

Kyoto, Japan

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  • Start or End: I started at Inari Train Station (Google Map Directions) and finished at the bus stop on Imadegawa Dori (Google Map Directions), just west of Ginkaku-ji and the northern end of the Philosophers Walk.
  • Length: 18.0 km (11.2mi) in about 7hr
  • Grade: Medium. I did the walk in inappropriate footwear (Skechers slip-ons, I was planning visits to temples where shoe removal would be necessary ... so give me a break), so it can't be that hard. There were many sections that should have been done with off road walking shoes. There are plenty of uphill stairs at Fushimi Inari Taisha and dirt tracks along the Kyoto Trail. Once you get out of the hills and amongst the temples the walking is flat and easy (and much less muddy).
  • Date Walked: 12th of November 2017

The Story

My first experience on the Kyoto Trail involves tunnels of torii, autumn colour, city views, Japanese gardens and plenty of temples (well it is Kyoto after all).

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Hello, I'm Marc and welcome to metrotrekker.

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