If you have young children, bring both a stroller and a carrier for this outing. You’ll need the carrier for the hike, as the slopes are too steep for a stroller, but the Kinkaku-ji Temple is stroller friendly.
Both the hike to Kami Daigo of Daigo-ji Buddhist Temple and the visit to Kinkaku-ji Temple were well worth it, but be prepared for a long day with at least 1 hour in transit between the two locations. If you have little kids that still need a nap, you might want to break this mini-adventure into two days, unless they are able to sleep in a carrier on the go.
Plan this mini-adventure on a clear day, as you want to get the best photos possible while you are at Kinkaku-ji Temple to make this crowded site worth the visit.