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Kurama Onsen

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Address: 520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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It was just beautiful

The view, the hot spring, the food just everything was so beautiful. Had a great time even if we didn't have the best weather. The staff was so nice and they spoke very good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The view, the hot spring, the food just everything was so beautiful. Had a great time even if we didn't have the best weather. The staff was so nice and they spoke very good English. Kurama was also a very nice town just to walk through.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Their outdoor pool is amazing but a bit small. I'm glad that I when I was there, there were not many crowd. Enjoying the amazing view of the nature and the cold weather while in the hot pool was all I need to make this as one my favourite place and experience during my visit o Kyoto last two weeks.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

It was a very nice experience and relaxing. The outdoor onsen is very nice situated in the forest and the view is just amazingly beautiful. However, I feel upset and worry because some of the customers brought in their handphone to snap photo. Even though there is, a signboard at the onsen's entrance had mentioned NOT ALLOWED TO SNAP PHOTO.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

For those who want to experience an outdoor hot spa without staying in an expensive hotel this is an excellent opportunity. Located in the north-eastern corner of Kyoto, at the end of a small local electric train (Eizan) line (420 yen for a 30 min ride), this spa is part of an expensive traditional inn (ryokan), but it's open to... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Kurama is a short train ride north from Kyoto, in a heavily wooded mountainous area. After scaling Mt Kurama, there was literally nothing better than relaxing in the onsen. Two packages are available, one including the indoor and outdoor spas plus a relaxation room, and one with just access to the outside spa, where you have to pay for towel... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We read previous reviews and we decided to visit Kurama Onsen. We paid ¥1000 each to use the outdoor bath (rotenburo). We were disappointed. The value of the bath was over-rated. The bath was only about 6 x 4 metres, no towels were provided and no stools to sit on when drying one's hair! For ¥1000, you would also assume... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The hot spring was pretty much what i had expected. Beautiful scenery, great staffs who can speak little English yet were very helpful and friendly, free shuttle bus and cozy hot spring. It is a less than an hour journey if you are from Shichijo station where you have to change lines. But after stepping into the hot spring, it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Being my first experience definitely I felt excited to visit Kurama Onsen. We took less thn an hour to reach Kurama stn from downtown Kyoto. We were transported to the site by a waiting mini van ( a free shuttle fr K.stn - K.onsen). After paying ¥1000 entrance fee n another ¥100 for small towel we went up a steep... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I could wish for bigger pools and more variety in both inside and outside onsen but the environment with mountains surrounding the place and a nice relax room with massage chairs compensates my judgement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

I went on an autumn afternoon and only arrived after a downcast day with some light drizzles. Was treated to an amazing view of the mountain with cascades of fog rolling over it - something out of stories of mystery and magic. I imagine it would be as beautiful (or even more so) on a clear day. Wouldn't recommend it... More 

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