MT Hiei トレイルランニング実行委員会
〒520-0043 滋賀県大津市中央3-1-8 大津第一生命ビルディング1階 JTB滋賀支店内
TEL:077-522-4103 FAX:077-522-2941 eメール:
営業時間9:30~17:30 ※土日祝、12/30~1/3休み



MT Hiei Trailrunning Committee 

ZIP Code 520-0043

JTB Shiga Branch Ootsu Daiichi Insurance Building 1F 3-1-8 Chuou Otsu-city Shiga JAPAN


TEL: 81-77-522-4103  FAX: 81-77-522-2941



Business Hours:  9:30am to 5:30pm Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Race Producer: Tsuyoshi Kaburaki 


© 2015 比叡山 International Trail Run

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Message From Joe Grant

The Mt. Hiei 50k International Trail Run is a wonderful event hosted just outside of Kyoto, Japan in late spring.

The 50k course is challenging with over 11,000 feet of climbing, on steep, technical trails through the dense forests of Mt. Hiei. 

Mt. Hiei is home to the Tendai Buddhist monks, also known as the marathon monks, since they incorporate running as part of their spiritual practice. The monks are very supportive of the race, leading a prayer at the start, and welcoming runners at the finish. 

I was fortunate to take part in the 2016 race and am ever so thankful to Hisao Takenaka and Tsuyoshi Kaburaki for this opportunity and their immense generosity. 

The following is a selection of photos from the race by Shimpei Koseki that I find perfectly capture the feel of the event. If you are considering a trip to Japan, I would highly recommend adding the Mt. Hiei 50k to your list.