Pack a lunch and snacks for the kids to keep energy levels up during the hike. Also, you might want to bring a carrier for small children.
There are portions of this hike in Japan that small children will have no problems doing by themselves, but other sections of the trail might be too steep for young kids to walk themselves. It’s a long hike, so take lots of rest breaks and be prepared to possibly carry young children.
We enjoyed this hiking trip in the late summer, but the leaves were already changing colours as if it was fall! The shade of the trees was perfect for a hot day, and we loved the many colours of the maple trees along our hike.
This day trip for hiking Japan with kids is a great outing for a family looking to be active and spend time in nature while still soaking in the culture of Kyoto. Enjoy a train ride from Demachiyanagi Station to Kurama, with spectacular views of the countryside along the way. Then, hike to the scenic Kurama-dera Temple, and finally head over to the small mountain town of Kibune before calling it a day. With the many shrines and temples along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and learn during this adventure of Kyoto for kids.