Travel comfortably
to the top of Mt.Hiei.

Mt. Hiei is lying on the border between Kyoto and Shiga prefecture.
L’Hotel de Hiei is the one and only mountaintop hotel located at an altitude of about
600 meters and convenient access from the West to the East regions.

By Driving

Kyoto-Higashi Interchange
About 20 minutes. Hieizan Driveway
L’Hôtel de Hiei

It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Kyoto City on the toll road. Along the way, there are scenic spots overlooking Lake Biwa, offering a spectacular drive in the sky. Those who come by car will receive a free pass for the Hieizan Driveway (between Tanotani Pass Gate and L’Hôtel de Hiei).

During winter season the roads may freeze. Please prepare for snow tires or chain equipment to drive safely.

By Train

JR Kosai Line
Kyoto Station
About 10 minutes. JR Kosai Line
About 20 minutes. Taxi
L’Hôtel de Hiei

It takes about 30 minutes from Kyoto Station by train or cab. A free shuttle bus is available from Otsukyo Station for your convenience.

By Bus

  • Kyoto station : Karasuma Exit. Stand C6.
  • Sanjyo-Keihan station : Stand 10.
  • Keihan Demachi-Yanagi : Kamo-ohashi-higashitsume
    (East side of Kawabata-imadegawa) stand.

Time table

* Bus service is closed during the winter season.

Please take “Hieizan drive bus( Kyoto bus・Keihan bus ) to Hieizan sanchou-iki. (Hieizan summit.) ” From each bus stands.

Free shuttle bus

Convenient access to Enryakuji Temple and JR Otsukyo Station via free shuttle bus to Kyoto Station

Free shuttle bus service is available 6 times a day between Roterd Hiei and Otsukyo Station on the JR Kosei Line (no reservation required).
We also offer a daily shuttle bus service from Roterd Hiei to Enryakuji Temple (no reservation required).
This service is available not only for transportation to the hotel, but also for Enryakuji Temple visitation and sightseeing after check-out.
Please take advantage of this service for your trip after your stay.

〇Reservations are not required for the ride from JR Otsukyo Station. (The hotel may ask you in advance if you wish to use the bus.)
〇Please contact L’Hotel de Hiei if you have any questions.

Free shuttle bus (Otsukyo Station ⇔ Hotel)
Reservations: Not required
Departure from JR Otsukyo Station Departure from hotel*.
10:20 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
11:20 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
15:00 p.m. 14:10 p.m.
16:20 p.m. 15:30 p.m.
17:20 p.m. 16:50 p.m.
18:20 p.m. 17:50 p.m.

1.*We may ask you to depart from your hotel.
2.The time required is about 25 minutes.
3.Please note that on Tuesdays, only the red boxed area will be operated, so please be careful when checking out on Tuesdays.

Free shuttle bus (Enryakuji Temple ⇔ Hotel)
Reservations: Not required
Departure from Hotel Arrival at Enryakuji Temple
9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.

* It may not be possible to participate due to events at Enryaku-ji.

After check-out
Luggage service (no reservation required)

<Luggage service for L’Hotel de Hiei guests only>.
●Pick up your luggage at “Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande” in front of Kyoto Station on the day you check out.


●Check-out day
Drop-off hours: 7:00-9:00

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●Check-out day
Delivery time 15:00-21:00

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  • ●Please check in at the front desk for check-in and pick-up procedures.
  • ●Please note that we will not be able to accept requests outside of the hours listed above.
  • ●Please note that there may be a delay in the delivery time due to traffic conditions.
  • ●Only available on the day of check-out.
  • ●The following contents will not be accepted.
     Cash/valuables/precision equipment/computer-related items/hazardous materials/things that could spoil
     We will not compensate for any damage that may occur.
  • ●We will not be able to deliver your baggage without the exchange receipt when you have completed the procedure.
  • ●If we do not hear from you for more than 7 days, the hotel will dispose of the items.
  • ●We do not accept luggage from Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande to L’Hotel de Hiei.

L’Hôtel de Hiei

Hieizan Ipponsugi,