Kifune Shrine
Kifune Shrine
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Erkki N
Finland887 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Kifune is a pictoresque mountain village in a beautiful valley with a small river running through it. At the entrance of the shrine, a long row of red wooden lanterns, that seems to be typical for the area greets the visitor welcome – something different from the the temples and shrines of Kyoto city area. The shrine is rather small but pretty and the surroundings add to the experience. I visited the shrine after hiking there from Kurama-dera temple and highly recommend this entire excursion as a contrast to the busier Kyoto temples. If you do not have time for both Kurama and Kifune, choose Kurama-dera, there is much more there to see than in Kifune, but if you decide to take the hike, Kifue shrine is really a nice way to end it.
Written 8 August 2020
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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Buses to Kurama stop right outside so there are the usual crowds milling around to get on and off. Wait till the crowds disappear between buses and just soak up the atmosphere. Shops opposite are interesting but expensive. Beautiful river at the back of the shops, especially in Spring and Autumn. Pleasant enough if you are visiting the Kurama area, but not worth a trip in itself.
Written 29 March 2019
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Meow T
Hong Kong, China104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is the season for the autumn leaves, or momiji in Japanese, so most shrines or temples will have autumn leaves festival in the evening with illumination.

The train ride to Kifune Shrine was a joyful event with the special interlude of the momiji tunnel. The lights in the train would be turned off when the train entered the momiji tunnel with evening lighting for passengers to enjoy. Beware that the train was really packed at this time of the year.

The shrine was beautiful with the lights and as usual, very crowded. Nonetheless, a very nice place for a stroll.
Written 9 December 2018
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Susan C
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Kifune club plays jazzy blues as you indulge in deliciously simple Yuba lunch. Looking out if the window you enjoy a scenic view of a hillside drizzled with autumn foliage. An excellent oasis for any soul.
The parfait was a wonderful mix of all things sweet & nice. I love the well done red bean paste & green tea ice cream!
Written 1 December 2018
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Jay Monney
Thalang District, Thailand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We felt like getting out and about and go for a bit of a hike out of Kyoto. We followed some advice to head out to Kifune and take the short hike through the magnificent woods over to Kurama. We were not disappointed!
Written 5 July 2017
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Lxnd2
Hong Kong, China137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The shrine itself is nice but nothing special. The little town is lovely and in the spring/summer they set up seating above the river and you and eat while watching and hearing the rushing water just underneath you. After eating you can take a short hike to Kurama and enjoy the onsen there.

A great day/half day trip from Kyoto.
Written 20 June 2017
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joseph_sorensen
California28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
The Kibune to Kurama (ending at the onsen / hot springs) hike, or the reverse, is one of the first places I take my students when we arrive in Kyoto. Just a little out of the way, but fairly close to our host institution, it's a great place for teaching shrine, temple, and onsen etiquette in one afternoon trip, and for obvious reasons also works great as an ice-breaker!
Written 28 April 2017
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Alexandro J U
Jakarta, Indonesia158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Fell in love at the first visit! Yes sure! This is a must visit place if you happened to be in Kyoto.
Written 4 January 2017
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Tomskatesnyc
New York City, NY121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Nice way to spend a few hours, getting someplace, hanging out, getting back. Good way to share time together doing a little thing in nature without a lot of cameras going click around you. Not too many others. Lots of mochi - mochigomi, glutinous rice sweets (yumm).
Written 30 October 2016
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Jetsetters-CandJC
Miami Beach, FL30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Small but beautiful shrine. Nice walk up the road. A bit cold during our stay around here but nice. It is like a secret sacred place in the mountain.
Written 13 October 2016
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