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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fairly expensive, but it only has a few rooms. We came there by bus from the train station, which is an experience in itself. Everything is in Japanese, even on Google maps. However, the bus stopped just outside the place. We took off our shoes and got a pair of slippers. They were expecting us and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We arrived in Kurama late in the afternoon, so we had scheduled to stay two nights at the Onsen, so that we could spend a day hiking the Kurama-dera shrine. There was a van at the train station to pick us up, which was greatly appreciated after a long day of traveling. The Onsen itself was absolutely wonderful. The hosts... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was the perfect way to end our 2 week trek through Japan. We really wanted to stay in a Ryokan and were so happy we chose to stay here!!! Kurama is a short journey from the heart of Kyoto, so it is easy enough to visit during the day to see the temples, but Kurama itself is beautiful with... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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