There are various ways to reach Mt. Hiei. The principle one is the Kyoto & Yase Route, which involves taking the cable car and ropeway from Yase to the northeast of Kyoto. The second is the Lake Biwa & Sakamoto Route, which involves taking a cable car from Sakamoto in Shiga Prefecture. Other possibilities include a direct bus route connecting Kyoto with Mt. Hiei and a route for cars that allows you to enjoy a drive through stunning scenery. Please see the map for more details.
*The Eizan Cable Car, Ropeway, and shuttle bus around the mountain do not operate during the winter season (early January - mid March)
Reaching Hieizan from Kyoto Station
Convenient and money-saving tickets
Make your trip to Hieizan and Biwako even more convenient - and save some money - by using these special tickets.
- World Heritage Hieizan and Enryakuji Temple Pilgrimage Ticket
- Hieizan / Enryakuji Temple Stroll Ticket
- Hieizan Mountainside Shuttle Bus 1 Day Free Pass, and more!