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1074 Kuramahommachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2003
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Itinerary for a day trip to Kurama-dera

If you are going all the way from Kyoto City to Kumara-Dera, may I suggest you plan for a day hike... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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My dream come True

Kurama is in the front of the main hall or six-pointed star. Standing in the center, it has been to... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
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1074 Kuramahommachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2003
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

If you are going all the way from Kyoto City to Kumara-Dera, may I suggest you plan for a day hike from Kibune to Kumara. From Kyoto City take the Keikan Line to Deimachiyanagi and then transfer to the Eizan Kumara Line bound for Kumara....More

Thank ronrush
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Kurama is in the front of the main hall or six-pointed star. Standing in the center, it has been to be able to receive a mysterious power. Standing in the center of the six-pointed star, I heard come true Toka, and rumor wish and wonder...More

Thank DimasNugrahaS1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We ate lunch at Hirobun in Kibune and then hiked from Kibune to Kurama temple. It only took an hour and what a set of beautiful buildings to end our hike at! We got pictures of some of our favorites. The temple is spread out...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This temple is often associated with the legend of Ushiwakamaru, Minamoto Yoshitsune, a hero of Japan. From downtown Kyoto to Kurama, you can take Eiden. But from the main gate to the temple, you have to walk, or better to say climb the mountain. If...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Some of the hike is quite steep in parts so some level of fitness would be recommended but.... the hike and scenery are quite amazing with lovely temples nestled into the mountainside. We hiked from Kurama to Kibune.

Thank NPR1973
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The temple is simple and quite beautiful. But the location is wonderful. We were there just before the cherry blossoms we're in bloom. It must be unbelievable when they are. We didn't do the big walk up to the temple but we did walk down...More

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This temple is at the end or beginning of the Kibune to Kurama hike, whichever way round you do it It is quite a walk up if you start there, but there is a cable car for the first bit

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A stunning building, full of peace and love. A beautiful view across the valley to Kurama township. A visit to the temple is included in the price if you approach from Kibune. Highly recommend.

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great day hike for those who wants to get out of Kyoto CBD and the repetitive Temple galore visit. This is a pretty simple hike which start from Kurama and ends at Kibune town. Scenery is very enjoyable and you get to...More

Thank Evan G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

To reach the temple's main hall that is located up the mountain from the temple's gate, you can choose either walk uphill or use cable car halfway up the mountain. Unfortunately, the cable car was still out of service due to maintenance work when we...More

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13 December 2016|
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Response from James Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
We saw quite a few people doing the hike in that direction, but I suggest doing it in reverse. We did it in September so I am not sure about winter conditions. We took the train to Kurama first and took the cable... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from AntonioRyan | Reviewed this property |
Yeah its perfectly safe! As snow is somewhat of a rare occurence here in Kyoto, you don't need to prepare anything special. However, I would suggest you wear something think as it can be a bit cold esp. when hiking mountains... More