Kurama and Kifune hiking, north part of Kyoto
During summer, you can enjoy 川床 (Kawayuka or Kawadoko) in Kyoto, riverside terrace cafes and restaurants along with Kamogawa River and Kifune River. If you prefer a much cooler place, Kifune is a better place to visit.
There is a hiking course between Kurama and Kifune with a solemn atmosphere. It took about one hour from Kyoto Station to Kurama Station by public train.
It’s only a 2-minute cable car ride to go to Tahotou, but if you wish to enjoy hiking, let’s take the mountain path.
It gradually becomes steeper and takes one and a half hours to arrive at the Kifune area from Kurama. The Kurama and Kifune areas used to be Japanese mountain ascetics fields, so you can see quiet and steep mountain scenery.
I really liked the universal signs everywhere, which didn’t distract from the landscape.
Finally, arrived at Kifune Shrine.
There is an Aioi-sugi, Twins Japanese Cedar.
Kifune River looked very cool and fresh. There are several Kawadoko restaurants ranging from reasonable to high-end. Hirofumi provides Nagashi Soumen, flowering Japanese noodle. The one bite noodle is flowering from bamboo tube. If you want to take photos, there is not enough time to eat noodles. You cannot do both at the same time, so I missed the one-bite noodle when I took photos.