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

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Good Hike From Kurama to Kibune

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I took a bus to a bus stop near Demachiyanagi Station and changed to Eizan Railway Kurama line which cost 1000 yen for one day pass. It is more cheaper than buying two ways tickets to Mt Kurama. With the Eizan railway one day pass, we get 200 yen discount for visiting Mt Kurama. Mt Kurama is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This was probably the highlight of my Kyoto trip. We took a train from Kyoto central up towards Kurama.. we left fairly early but were still packed like sardine in the train itself. Once we reached the town, the police kind of made us walk in a line around the town in a circuit so that all the visitors got... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A lovely temple up a very steep hill, at times, but well worth the climb and the auto-lifter. Visited during Wesak festival and happily observed the rituals and the night candles. A slow walk down in the dark. Not far to travel from Kyoto, even at night, but there is little open after dark in the town so BYO supplies.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The 2nd walk in Japan unplanned as we were supposed to visit only Kibune Shrine but we alighted at the wrong station. We then found that we were at Mt Kurama and it is linked to Kifune Shrine so we decided to walk all the way there instead of spending time to walk back to station and take train again... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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