Mt. Kinugasa (衣笠山 (京都府))

Mt. Kinugasa is located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. It has an elevation of 201 meters.

Mt. Kinugasa is also called Mt. Kinukake after a story about the fifty ninth Emperor Uda, who wanted to see snow in midsummer, covered ('kake') Mt. Kinugasa with white silk ('kinu').

Mt. Kinugasa is surrounded by renowned temples such as Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ninna-ji Temple and Ryoan-ji Temple, as well as cultural and educational facilities such as Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts and Ritsumeikan University, thus attracting many tourists.

[Original Japanese]