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Mt. Kurama

Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Good workout

Took about 3 hours to walk from entrance to Kurama temple to the exit at Kibune. The trail provided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A MUST for walkers

During hot season provides really good escape from heat it is a stunning walk! Would not recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took about 3 hours to walk from entrance to Kurama temple to the exit at Kibune. The trail provided a good workout. There were trees all around which provided nice shade from the sun, great respite in the July heat.

1  Thank Addy_gooner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During hot season provides really good escape from heat it is a stunning walk! Would not recommend on a wet or windy day Also had cautions of bears and wasps but track has other people on it so not an issue! This was one of...More

Thank sagerogersuff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must do if you live in Kansai, and well-worth the trip for visitors too. The story of the warrior monk who learned swordsmanship from the king of the tengu(goblins?) was amazing to read after feeling the power surrounding the temple and mountain. The nature is...More

Thank ogj_88
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Hirobun restaurant offers Nagashi Somen during summer time. They shoot somen noodle through the bamboo channel. You pick it up and eat until the red noodle comes (the sign for the end). The restaurant is on the river -- they built a platform over the...More

2  Thank K T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Amazing walk and nature. If you are a nature lover, do not miss this half day trip. Take the train to Kibune and walk until Kurama to finish in the Onsen

1  Thank Monicadmd7
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I joined Kyoto Fun hike and It was a great way to do something different from city urban tours. Beautiful views with a guide that knows the place, interesting spots, curiosities and information completed our journey through the mountain. If you want to book a...More

Thank Ana_Fuji
Reviewed 30 April 2017

By now you have done the JR trains, all 18 cars, now it is time to take a one or two car trip up to Mt. Kurama. If you have ever done Reiki, this is ground zero. Reiki began on this mountain when Dr. Usuri...More

2  Thank revbriangraham
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wonderful walk from Kibune to Kurama or vice versa. Beautiful scenery.Shrines dotted all along the walk. Need a level of fitness. Special area.

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Mt Kurama is an amazing oasis of peace just a 30-minute train ride away from Kyoto Station. The trails are easy to navigate, and it is especially enjoyable to then walk to the Kurama Onsen for a good soak. Lots of local tourists in peak...More

Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Get your walking boots on and head for this lovely part of Kyoto Start your walk at Kurama, visit Kurama Temple and several other shrines along the way, ending up 4 km away in Kibune. Or you can do it the other way round It's...More

Thank Sue K
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26 July 2017|
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Response from lovestravel100Ca | Reviewed this property |
If there is not a great snowfall, it might be magical in winter. Call the onsen to check if it is open. I believe there is a building in a Kurama that has an indoor bath facility.
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ana_Fuji | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Kyoto Fun! Was just perfect!
Cheryl d
3 March 2017|
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Response from Billy C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily visit Kibune/Kurama-San in a day. As Phillip said, you take the train from Demachiyanagi. You can buy a ticket that includes return train fare and Kurama onsen (hot spring) entry. Totally worth it! I got off... More