Kyoto is rightfully famous for its beautiful temples and shrines. But, are you like us and get a little tired of seeing temple after temple? Thankfully, Kyoto is also a great place to go hiking with your family! Surrounded by lush, green mountains on all sides, Kyoto has many fun outdoor options to keep you and your kids sane between all the temple visits.
When we first began planning our two week itinerary in Japan, we had originally planned to split our time equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. As we did more research, we were surprised to learn how many incredible hikes in Kyoto there were, so we eagerly allocated more time in our Japan itinerary to Kyoto.