A recommended course for seeing beautiful views of historic shrines and temples spanning from Shiga to Kyoto.
15 minutes by free shuttle bus
A Shinto shrine with 2,000 years of history, this is the head shrine of the about 3,800 various Hiyoshi, Hie, and Sanno shrines across Japan. It is a famous and prominent "power spot" in Shiga Prefecture.
4 minutes' walk
A soba restaurant with over 300 years of history. The restaurant is a nationally registered Tangible Cultural Property for its gabled, hipped roof. Here, you can taste the handmade soba noodles with 300 years of tradition.
Cable Sakamoto Station
9 minutes by cable car
Cable Enryakuji Station
The whole of Mt. Hiei is considered the temple site and is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Kompon Chu-do, located on the east side, is the largest and also the main hall of the whole temple.
Enryakuji Bus Center
7 minutes by Hieizan shuttle bus
Hiei Sancho (Bus stop)
View the beautiful scenery you would expect from the top of Mt. Hiei in this garden museum that recreates the scenery and gardens used as motifs for works of art created by French impressionist painters.
Hiei Sancho Station (Ropeway)
23 minutes by Eizan Ropeway and Eizan cable car
14 minutes by Eizan train
Enjoy the dynamic view from the ellipse windows of this train with a bold and innovative design, and revel in the experience of the extraordinary that travel brings.
Keihan Demachiyanagi Station
12 minutes by Keihan semi-express
Tofukuji Station (change trains from Keihan Railway to JR)
3 minutes by JR
JR Kyoto Station
Kyoto Tower stands right in front of Kyoto Station, and has dining, shopping, and various facilities for activities that you can only find in Kyoto, along with an observation deck where you can take in the view of Kyoto.