A city of spellbinding natural charm, Kyoto offers much to discover for those who love the outdoors including these sites set amidst it’s breath-taking beauty.
Featuring a wooded forest, Mount Inari is home to the famed Fushimi Inari Shrine; located within easy reach of the Kyoto property of the Park Hotel Group, it has countless shrine gates (vermilion torii) that you must walk through; as you venture along the trails, you can enjoy pristine nature and stunning views from the summit.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Featuring thousands of bamboo plants, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is amongst the most beautiful forests in the world. Easy to reach from new hotels in Kyoto, Japan near the Karasuma-Oike Subway Station, this site has a walkway from which to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of the bamboo swaying in the breeze.
More of nature’s beauty can be experienced at Mount Daimonji-yama on a hike to the summit from the Ginkaku-ji Temple. The round trip takes around 60 minutes and on your way to the top, you will come across lovely tree-filled stretches; best of all is the awe-inspiring panoramas over Kyoto from the Daimonji viewpoint.
This well-known river bisects the city of Uji and one of the best things to do in Kyoto is to plan an excursion here. A great way to explore the area is to take a cruise along the river which gives you a chance to enjoy some amazing views. In the middle of the river is an island with a pagoda that you can visit too.