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Kurama Onsen Hot Spring

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Address: 520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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We booked for the full day cost 2,500 each. The cheaper 1,000 yen would have been better. Indoor spa was clean but small. Outdoor spa was clean small but was a good experience and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for the full day cost 2,500 each. The cheaper 1,000 yen would have been better. Indoor spa was clean but small. Outdoor spa was clean small but was a good experience and very relaxing. We had lunch, overpriced but fresh. The relaxation lounge was big but why have a tv on? Confusing and bright lights. Overall it was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time experience at an onsen was great! Would hoped to have experienced it longer but time did not permit. Took train there and a free shuttle bus from the train station which comes every 3-5mins

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Thank Rororo97
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a train from Sakyo-ku to Kibune and did a hiking to Kurama by passing by Kurama Temple. When reached Kurama, we took an icon photo with a big long nose 'Tengku' which is one of the Japanese mythical creature . After had a lunch in a small Japanese style restaurant , we continue walking towards to Kurama Onsen.... More 

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1 Thank SukChing
Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After walking some hours on Mount Kurama, it was really a good treat to soak in the warm water. Since I was there in autumn the leaves were really beautiful. It was great to watch the leaves while enjoying the hot water.

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2 Thank JeanJamais
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I am reviewing only the spa, there is a ryokan nearby (japanese style hotel) but we did not go there. The pool features a very small rotenburo (open air spa), lost in the woods near Kyoto. Don't expect great service or a red carpet center, the spa is quite "basic" but it's got all that it needs to get you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We did the walk from Kibune to Kurama (lovely) and I ended with my first trip to an Onsen. It's 1000 yen for the outside Onsen and you get a ticket from a machine not the man sat in the booth right next to it! I'd brushed up on all the Onsen etiquette before (get naked, shower before you go... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: Location, view, not crowded Cons: 1 outdoor pool (for max 10-14 guests) and 1 indoor pool about the same size. No massage. Relaxation room with a TV, kids running around. Low quality all around. I have been to other Onsens that are 10 times better..but the view is really nice!

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Miami Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a delight. The hot baths were relaxing. Interesting Onsen in beautiful location. The restaurant was really good, too. Sitting on cushions. Met some great people. Could have stayed a week!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came up in the evening on the tram- the tram ride alone is reason to come to Kurama. I was able to catch the free shuttle bus from the station and was at the onsen in no time. I opted for the outdoor bath (1000 yen and only purchased a small towel (200 yen) which was perfectly effective. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

You have the choice of the full meal deal - the indoor spa, with jacuzzi and sauna, etc. - or the much cheaper outdoor onsen hot spring for 40 percent of the price. Trust me here and go for the cheaper option. You'll need to find the onsen ticket machine, but the pass, plus tickets for towels (rental or purchase... More 

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