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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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A perfect day

Taking the narrow gauge train to the mountains near Kyoto is delightful. We disembarked at Kibune... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheila M
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Lopez Island, Washington
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Relaxing bath in pleasant surroundings

After a nice hike from Kibune to Kurama, bath in the hot springs here provided me an excellent hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pranav N
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taking the narrow gauge train to the mountains near Kyoto is delightful. We disembarked at Kibune and walked the road along the stream for about 20 minutes. Not much happening in Kibune in October so we started the trail up the mountain. Even in the...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a nice hike from Kibune to Kurama, bath in the hot springs here provided me an excellent hour of rejuvenation. The onsen is very clean and tidy. I used the outdoor bath. One could easily spend an hour or so relaxing and gazing into...More

Thank Pranav N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kurama Onsen is a natural hot spring in Kurama, suburb of Kyoto. Nearby there is a famous Kuramadera temple. So, it is nice to take a bath after the visit of this temple. There is also a free shuttle service from Eiden Kurama station, but...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional ryokan, great service, good food and last, best out door onsen !! Wake up 7am If u snap the out door onsen👍🏻remember to try morning session and night session. Cheersss!

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's way out of the way. Quite hard to get there unless you have a car, which we did. There's a shuttle service but you'd have to note the shuttle times. Meals are served promptly and they'll call you if you're late for breakfast. The...More

Thank AhHuat
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I travelled here with my sister and it was the best experience for us in Japan. If you're looking for an old traditional hotel feel. Breakfast and dinner provided, we were so stuffed with all the food. The room was in a perfect location and...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Although most online itineraries suggest Kurama first, we did the hike from Kibune to Kurama so we could end the short hike at the onsen. This worked out great because we got to have a unique lunch in Kibune above the river and then by...More

2  Thank Lxnd2
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The mineral hot springs - onsen - of the Kyoto area are well known and documented on the web. Kurama has a well deserved reputation as a small jewel nestled in the mountains not far from the city. Take a few moments to understand the...More

1  Thank mervadrian
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I visited Kurama with my hubby in April 2017. We followed the recommendation of a Trip Advisor contributor and hiked from Kibuen to Kurama . It was the right recommendation . Just alight at Kibuneguchi Station one stop before Kurama Station . Walk about 5...More

3  Thank ValerieO567
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Train it to Kurama Onsen from Kyoto. Buy tickets in Japan. So much cheaper. The train travels a scenic route and was met at other end by shuttles to take travellers to the Onsen. This was my first experience there. Excellent food. The baths and...More

3  Thank Sandra R
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Jen P
24 September 2017|
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Response from ValerieO567 | Reviewed this property |
Hiking from Kibune to Kurama or vice versa , you need to go through Kurama-dera Temple . There is an entrance fee of about maybe JPY200/= or JPY300/= I highly recommend the hike !
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Laura G
10 August 2017|
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Response from Indiah M |
1000 yen per adult for general use of outdoor onsen and then 2500 yen for indoor and outdoor with extra luxuries
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Igaryok
4 August 2017|
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This onsen is separate baths. Meant to be strict on tattoos. I have a small tattoo and saw people with tattoos in there.
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