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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Very very excellent walk, especially if you prefer more peaceful surroundings. Not too many people around and its great escaping the heat in the summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very very excellent walk, especially if you prefer more peaceful surroundings. Not too many people around and its great escaping the heat in the summer.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

An interesting and a bit challenging climb onto the mountain. Quite a few beautiful spots and views on the top, and an adventurous rogue climb down if you choose to do that around the other side of the mount.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very special place with wonderful views. Took us about an 1.5 hours to get there from the area near to Tambaguchi station. We took a bus to the Sichijo station and then did the route shown on the screenshot. The cable car is not working so you have to walk, but like I said it was a nice hike.... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Unfortunately, the day we visited Kurama temple, the cable car didnt run so we couldn't go all the way to the main temple due to health issue but we could visit the Yuki jinja and admire the acient cedar trees! It was a few days after Nagoshi no Harae (Summer purification) so a tall chinowa wreath was stand right in... More 

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Uijeongbu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful temple with breathtaking views. Was very crowded at the time so might be best to visit first thing in the morning

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Kurama is at north of Kyoto city. I went with my friend and had a little hike to the main temple. At the half way top, there is the famous power spot there You can see the beautiful mountain view from there as well. After days of visiting busy tourist area, this is the refreshing treat to visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I found this by accident it's worth a 1/2 day. If you decide to do the hot spring the a full day. Bring hi king shoes and a walking stick.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is really a peacful place and you can feel the positive energies that this sacred mountain radiates. You will feel relaxed and calm after hiking up and down the path. No wonder was the Kurama temple placed onto this mountain. By the way, it is also the place of rediscovery of the Reiki healing technique (palm healing). I highly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This little town is the quintessential town representing rural Japan that is close to Kyoto. The mountain shrine is beautiful and there is an onsen located near the temple which is a good stop after the hike. The food at the onsen taste great and fairly price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a day! We wanted to experience nature on a short trip to Japan so caught a train to Kibune to hike to Kurama over Mt Kurama (so we could soak at the onsen at the end). Amazing - we saw deer, squirrel and gorgeous forest views. The trees and temples along the way are beautiful.

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