Kyoto sunset from Shogunzuka Viewpoint – image © Jeffrey Friedl
Shogunzuka Viewpoint, which is at the crest of the Higashiyama Mountains, above Maruyama-koen Park, offers one of the best views across the city. The best way to get there is view the Shogunzuka and Seiryuden Hiking Course.
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