This trail has a lot of stairs, which are not stroller-friendly. In case your toddler or young child is not up for the 3.4-mile (5.5-kilometer) hike, make sure to bring along a carrier. Bring snacks to keep energy levels up.
Plan to visit early in the day to avoid the crowds.
Hiking through the Mount Inari Gates at Fushimi Inari mixes cultural experience with active adventure and is a wonderful day trip in Kyoto for kids. Start out at the Fushimi Inari Shrine and pass through thousands of torii gates (which in itself is a unique experience). Up the many, many stairs, you’ll find yourself at an intersection with sweeping views of Kyoto. If your nuggets are game (an ice cream break might help), complete a loop to the top of Mount Inari. The torii gates are fewer and farther between but this section takes you through a beautiful and peaceful forest. Your kids will love how many fox (“spirit”) statues they can find in the shrine at the top!