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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Kurama Onsen
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Ranked #127 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to try a night in a hotel that would give us a little of the Traditional Japanese living you don't get in the big city with chain hotels, shops,traffic and temples. We were thrilled we came upon this and had the good fortune to book a night there, which is hard to do since there... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temples of Kyoto are amazing and even though they all aim for you to reach a tranquil state of mind - you will get exhausted. I had friends who had not only recommended me to experience an onsen, but specifically the Kurama onsen. I'm glad I did. After an hour by local train and a pick-up or a 15... More 

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kurama Onsen is about 1 hr north of Kyoto by train. It was relaxing, away from all the city noise. The outdoor onsen was amazing. Their is a lookout to the forests and it was peaceful. This was a traditional Japanese inn. The room was spacious, but you do sleep on a thin mattress on the ground. Dinner is hot... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When my daughter booked this as a special treat she did so because the address was "Central Kyoto" but it was a taxi ride at cost us about £120 from Kyoto station. The hotel was lovely as were the baths and the staff but as we were meeting someone for dinner in central Kyoto it was very inconvenient. If e... More 

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London
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After a week in Kyoto and the mobs of tourists I needed peace and quiet. Kurama Onsen is located 30 mins by car north of Kyoto and is surrounded by tall trees, a quiet little village and rolling hills and mountains. At most the only noise you hear in the day is the odd car going by but it's so... More 

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Bruchsal, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After 3 very enjoyable days in Tokyo, we experienced another wonderful, but very different side to Japanese culture. The outdoor hot springs, kind staff, traditional rooms and the beautiful presentation of the delicious 4 - 5 course dinners served in our room made our stay a very memorable and unique experience. The breakfasts, though aesthetically pleasing, were a challenge to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We arrived at this establishment after a day of traveling. Sweaty, tired and after changing 3 trains to get to Kurama, a good soak was what we needed. Autumn foliage was in season when we arrived in December, so be sure to have your camera ready (if on the Eizen railway) as the tunnel of Maples is a highlight. (Last... More 

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Limeil-Brevannes, France
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Only onsen in Kyoto, we really wanted to enjoy the famous Japanese Public Bath and were very pleased by Kurama Onsen. The dishes were ... typical! Not what we are used to as European, but it is a jump in the Japanese culture that we enjoyed a lot. The Onsen (outside and inside) are beautiful! It is a delight to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to the Onsen in the evening by train. Though it's a good 45 mins journey from Kyoto, we needed the relaxation for our legs that walked whole day. As we reached right after 7pm and the onsen closes at 9pm, there're not many people at that time and we could enjoy the onsen very much by ourselves. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I didn't stay at the ryokan, just went for the outdoor onsen. I suppose a disclaimer to this review what that I expected this to be a natural onsen (as advertised on their website), which in my mind was that it was outdoor by a stream/river and not artificially made in a "swimming pool" style. I'm still doubting as to... More 

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