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Mt. Kurama

Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1111, Japan
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Ranked #24 of 384 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Mountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

First of all you need to make a little search to go this place to save you from that burden let me write here how i went there ( quite simple though ); 1- Take bus number 4 from Kyoto station ( 230 yen ) 2- Leave at Demachiyanagi Station 3- Take Eizan train ( i hope i wrote it... More

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Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

In 1977 I first visited Kyoto, as a college student. Since I've toured and guided tours, visiting the old favorite spots as well as new. Somehow I missed Mt. Kurama! As some young friend live near the station, a friend and I decided to take an afternoon...we knew the climb would be daunting but the breeze would be lovely....and it... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is annual event in Kurama. LOTS of people visit Kurama to see this event, but Kurama area is very small, so you must visit there late evening. Most visitors visit and stay there from 6pm to 9pm, therefore, after 9pm is the best time.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you have an adventurous side and don't mind walking up a couple thousand steps, the view from 3/4 the way up to the top (at the Main Hall) is breathtaking and so peaceful. I highly recommend. There's an aerial gondola from that point that ends by 4pm, so if you want to ride it, plan on starting your trek... More

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Cairns, Australia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
117 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

From Kyoto we wanted to go to Kibune for a day trip. We started out in the morning catching the subway to Keihan Sanjo station and changed to Keihan line to Demachiyanagi station and then changed to the Eizan line for a 30 minute journey to Kibune-guchi station. The train carriage had a few rows of seats facing out the... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Where is the 6 star rate? This place is absolutely stunning. It was my best experience in the whole Japan. Escape city attractions and go to the hills 30 min away by train. My visit was during spring 2014 and the weather was more than pleasant. I took a morning train from central Kyoto at Gion-Shijo Station to the northern... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We loved our day trip to Mt. Kurama from Kyoto. Once you get to Demachiyanagi, take the Eizan line to Kurama- 420 yen. This train takes you into an enchanting forest of maple and cedar trees. We got off the last stop, Kurama and begin the hike up the mountain from here. (If you walk straight out from the train... More

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Seattle
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166 reviews 166 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a great time hiking to the top of Mt Kurama from Kurama and returning via Kibune. Kurama is easily reachable from Kyoto by train. We went on a day when it reached the 80's in Kyoto; it was considerably cooler in Kurama, so hiking was a particular joy. The air is clean and clear and as you climb... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went to Kurama for the fire festival on 22 Oct. Took train from Shichijo to Demachiyagi and change there for a crowded 30 min train it Kurama. It was warned that it would be packed especially as we only left Kyoto after 1800 pm. Quite frankly I anticipated it to be a lot more chaotic and crowded; instead at... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We walked up Mt Kurama from Kurama station, it was quite a trek but it was in beautiful surroundings and the views from the top were wonderful. We walked down the other side to the villages. If you are there in the summer make sure you are hungry when you come back down the mountain. The restaurants set up dining... More

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