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Parks, Gardens, BBQ & Picnic Spots

Rest and relax with a stroll amongst the flowers. There are some great gardens in Kansai. There are some great, big parks perfect for throwing a ball around. If you enjoy barbecues, and let’s face it, everyone does, many of the parks have designated areas. The Yodogawa River is another good place to light up your charcoal.

Mount Hiei (比叡山) Area

  Mount Hiei Hike Garden Museum Hiei Enryakuji Temple Kokuhoden Museum Mt. Hiei (Wikipedia) is the second highest mountain in Kyoto, at 848 meters (2,782 feet), and just a short distance northeast of downtown. It is more than just a pretty mountain though. There’s a famous temple complex at the top, Enryakuji …