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Address: 180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-741-2016

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A beautiful and peaceful site. You get the history and a real taste of the spiritual life that built the shrine.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen N
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful and peaceful site. You get the history and a real taste of the spiritual life that built the shrine.

Thank Stephen N
Kyoto, Japan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Kibune to Kurama over the top on the hiking trail. We are older,& it was heavy going, but well worth it,& we felt a great sense of achievement. You need to have a level of fitness to do the walk. Beautiful shrines,forests etc.

Thank Patricia N
Kyoto, Japan
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I trekked to Kifune shrine twice this January, both times it was snowing! After riding the subway from Kyoto station and a bus to Eizan train station, the journey transformed from modern travel to a fairytale winter land. The riverside walk presented countless photo opportunities and the quaint village of Kibune offered places to rest, refresh and enjoy the local... More 

Thank 4sunbear
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

A beautiful day only added to the bliss of walking through Kibune and experiencing all on offer. I decided to walk up to the village from the train station and take in the mountain scenery. The shrine itself is very peaceful, It is worth spending some time here to just contemplate the beauty.

1 Thank Billy C
Singapore, Singapore
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226 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Thank YSL88
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201 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 

Thank gehararigo
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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!

Thank cin9y
Hong Kong, China
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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 

1 Thank edmundduck
Miami Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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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

Thank Jetsetters-CandJC
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875 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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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