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Address: 180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-741-2016
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Small but beautiful

This temple is accessible via the Eizan Railway Kurama Line. We can either take the shuttle bus from the Kibuneguchi station (less than 10 minutes) or walk for about 30 minutes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is accessible via the Eizan Railway Kurama Line. We can either take the shuttle bus from the Kibuneguchi station (less than 10 minutes) or walk for about 30 minutes to the temple. We took the bus, and it was super crowded, we need to squeeze ourselves onto the bus. The temple is famous for the two rolls of... More 

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Tokyo
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this shrine after long walk to cross the Kurama mountain. There are three shrines and many restaurants along the river which is the origin of the Kamo River. It should be an unusual silence but there were too many young couples since they believe that the visiting this shrine works for their happy love. But I was explained... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a beautifully traditional shrine hidden up in among the mountain! Tips: wear a comfy pair of shoe when you are there!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is an activity literally called "red leave and lantern festival" (もみじ灯篭) at night in Kifune shrine. It is usually held in November and the start and end date can vary each year. We visited it at 15 Nov 2015 night, that was such a good time to see red leaves with light up and lanterns around. Even though it... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It was just a short walk from our hotel. It can't be seen from the road, however the approach up the stairs is revealing of a beautiful shrine. Make sure you come up one side and down the other so you don't miss the long stairs which are also nice

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tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a beautifully traditional shrine accessible by a small train that weaves through the hills north of central Kyoto. One of the most exciting things to do in this area is to visit Kibune and then take the trail through the cedar forest to Kurama Temple, site for the Fire Festival on October 22. If you are reasonably fit... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It was quite a nice day for a visit, the shrine was full of wishes that the Japanese hang to bamboos, making the shrine very colorful and picturesque...also it's located in Kifune where you can have lunch on restaurants located ON the river, they build small terraces on the river in summer... Definitely worth a visit for me, you can... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were passed on the recommendation for this shrine from one of my wife's friends, who is a local. This place is quite far out from central Kyoto, with a number of train transfers required. From memory, we alighted from the train at the second last stop (Kibune), and walked the rest of the way. Other tourists opted for the... More 

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Takatsuki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The fresh green around "Kibune-jinja shrine" is very beautiful in about May from April. In "Kibunegawa river," the preparations for ''Kawadoko'' are pushed forward. In "Kawadoko", the box is established on the river. The tourist can enjoy a meal at the place. (1) From Kyoto Station to Kibune to go, There is the advantageous ticket which is available to Kyoto-city... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited Kifune a couple of days after big snow fall and there were still some snow left at the shrine. We had Tofu hot pot, starter to dessert, was about 3,500yen per parson. the course meal was served in a Japanese style private room looking out to a little Japanese garden with snow sitting on some branches of pine... More 

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