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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture

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Beautiful Temple with Breathtaking Views

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

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

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I loved this little hiking trail only 1 hour from the city centre. It took us 3-4 hours total from the bottom of Mt Kurama to Kibune to finish. There is a shrine near the bottom of Mt Kurama called Yuki Shrine which has an impressive Nou stage attached to the shrine gate. Lovely architecture. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We arrived here with little knowledge of what to expect, we drove here and parked near the entrance and proceeded to hike up the mountain. It's a relatively steep walk but not a problem and being winter it was great to see some snow and the air is crisp. A highly recommend trek!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visit to Mt. Kurama can be a part of the one-day trip Kurama-Kibune. You take Eizan train from Kokusaikaikan Station to Kurama and walk follow signs to Kibune. On the way you go up and down over Mt. Kurama. On the way you will walk through interesting forest, visit Kurama-dera Temple, enjoy views and fresh air. The train trip is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You can take the local densha to get to Kurama take the cable car up and start your hike with a leg up. the hike is fairly easy even some old Japanese grandpas and grandmas were doing it when I was there. If you go from Kibune to Kurama it's much harder as there is no cable car and the... More 

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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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