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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Beautiful Mt. Kurama

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KL, Malaysia
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KL, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 seasons, especially groups of elderly hikers!

Thank IshDewyn
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a bit steep if you start at Kibune

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took the challenge and walked up the hill to Kifune shrine and all the way to Kurama osen! It was a great experience because we get to take so many pictures along the way and even stopped at a local restaurant to eat. I definitely recommend doing the osen! Your feet and body will thank you!... More 

Thank Riri S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Mt. Kurama is by far the most magical place (for me) in all of Kyoto. Actually, it is not in the city, but is reached by the cute, little Eizen Line R.R. and runs through the northern part of the city before turning into a single track and passing through lovely cedar trees. I would definitely walk either up or... More 

Thank lovestravel100Ca
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Take the Eizan line to the end and you're at this small village. When you walk through the gates, you'll have a meaningful uphill climb, but nothing too bad (A funicular is available). You're tucked into the mountains outside of Kyoto, and surrounded by nature. Since it's tucked away, there are few people and you have the chance to really... More 

1 Thank mikeh141
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

As a Reiki master, it was a dream of mine to visit the birthplace of Reiki. I started my climb from the Kibune side, having already walked up to the start of the trail from Kibune station. I paid the entry fee, collects my walking stick, and started the steep climb up the mountain. It was quite a warm day,... More 

3 Thank Billy C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you have a few days to spend in Kyoto, you MUST do the Kibune-to-Kurama hike! Mt. Kurama is a bit out of the way from downtown Kyoto, but the transit system in Japan is amazing so it was quite easy to reach. I took the subway all the way to Demachiyanagi station and then transferred to the Eizan line.... More 

5 Thank Ravall0
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I visited Kurama on 22nd October for the fire festival. I caught the quaint train in the early afternoon, and spent a lovely afternoon walking up to the temple and to the top of Mount Kurama. As evening approached, the number of visitors to the little town increased exponentially, and we were herded like sheep by the police. The Fire... More 

Thank Philip R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This trip would easily be anywhere from 3 - 5 hours. 3 hours if you start and retrace back from and to Kurama. 5 hours if you do the loop from Kurama to kibune.or slightly longer if you do kibune to Kurama. Some say do kibune first and end at Kurama. I disagree. Firstly the kibune station is about 1.5kms... More 

3 Thank Tweetcoz
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well worth the hike, if you are able. It is a lot of stairs. There are restrooms along the way. We went to Kurama during the fire festival, and retuned on a different day to enjoy it without the crowds, since the area was so beautiful. The lantern lined hike up Mt. Kurama was stunning, and less crowded than any... More 

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