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Definitely worth the trip

Made the trip out to Kurama from Kyoto after a weeks work in Osaka. The train ride terminated at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel D
Alice Springs, Australia
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Great chilled visit

I did the whole hiking path to Kibune and it look 1.5 hours due to the rain on the day of the hike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leila R
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Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made the trip out to Kurama from Kyoto after a weeks work in Osaka. The train ride terminated at the quaint little Kurama station, definitely a stark contrast to the concrete of Osaka. The walk from Kurama to Kibune is fantastic, although you can walk...More

1  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the whole hiking path to Kibune and it look 1.5 hours due to the rain on the day of the hike. The mountain is very well kept although there are only a couple of rest stations and no trash cans so like with...More

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing escape from busy streets of Kyoto! Very quiet and spiritual place. I went to Kurama station where I started my assent. I do recommend this route as you can also start at Kibuneguchi station but it’s way too steep with no proper stairs.

Thank tfortatiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the train out to Kurama and hiked up to the shrine and down to Kibune, where we caught the train back to Kyoto. The hike was one of the highlights of our trip. While somewhat steep there were good views throughout and shaded....More

Thank BlueScotch
Reviewed 23 June 2018

From Kyoto station it's three trains and an hour's trip (or 30 minutes drive). Really worth visiting when the crowds and cement in downtown Kyoto get a little too much. Lovely views over the surrounding countryside from Kurama Temple. Restaurants around the temple area, and...More

Thank Seitch
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a wonderful day trip from Kyoto. The mount is a faily easy climb and the szenery is beautiful. There are warnings of bears, snakes and poisenous bugs along the second part of the way but we never saw any:)

Thank Songbird1954
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a fantastic temple and collection of shrines. Excellent facilities and well worth a visit. You can either walk up or take the cable car up and then there are also two routes down. One route is shorter and takes you back to your...More

4  Thank kym B
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Only fifteen km away from the center of Kyoto, a little mountain village with a shrine situated high up on the hills. Impressive views and a remarkable vegetation, with huge Japanese cedars. I recommend to go there by bicycle from Kyoto, a reasonably easy ride...More

1  Thank Maphysto
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We really liked out trip to Kurama mountain, though the Kurama-dera is located in a short train ride from Kyoto it feels like a far away place, great for hiking in the woods. I would suggest to take a train to Kurama and then make...More

3  Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed 6 May 2018

For anyone looking for that out of the way place, with active shrines and beautiful landscape this is a wonderful way to spedn a day away form the busy Kyoto streets.

1  Thank Nancy154987
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Jessica M
8 August 2018|
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Response from Nancy154987 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. I did not find any guide book for information but I did find that if I googled Mt. Kurama there was some very good advice about the train connections, with maps. I would say that the spring is the best time to... More
Shannon T
14 June 2018|
Response from Nancy154987 | Reviewed this property |
It is best to google Mt. Kurama and from there you will find good advice and maps on how to take the train to Kurama. It is very simple to get to the train station for the line that goes straight there. You can take a taxi... More
Shannon T
14 June 2018|
Response from CatherineBulg | Reviewed this property |
Hello! To come to Kurama mountain from Kyoto is easy. First you should take the the Keihan Electric Railway (in Kyoto it’s like a subway line, but a private one) from city center to Demachiyanagi station and then change for... More