Mt. Kimino-o is a mountain with an elevation of 582 meters, located in the Kanbayashi area northeast of Ayabe. If you climb Mt. Kimino-o in autumn or winter, you can see the mountains of the Tamba area shrouded in mist, their peaks resembling islands in a sea of clouds.
Halfway up the mountain, you'll also find plenty of natural sights and culture with sites like Komyo-ji Temple, famous for its Nio-mon Gate.
*The "sea of clouds" (or "unkai") can be seen from autumn to winter.
- 0773-42-9550（Ayabe City Tourism Association）
- Koyaoka-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture
- By bus: From JR Ayabe Station, take Aya Bus onthe Kanbayashi or Omi-Ichinose Line, get off at "Kimino-o-san-guchi" bus stop, and walk for approx. 60 min.
By car (to Komyo-ji Temple Nio-mon Gate Parking Area midway up the mountain): Turn right at the "Yamaga" intersection on National Route 27, and continue north. Turn left before the Aya Bus "Yugeguchi" bus stop, and proceed along the Mt. Kimino-o climbing route.
- Available (Komyo-ji Temple Nio-mon Gate Parking Lot)