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Kurama Onsen

3.0 of 5
Ryokan
  |   520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1111, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #137 of 332 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a great change of pace from the usual hotel stay. Relatively short train trip from Kyoto followed by shuttle bus will get you here. Food, service and sleeping experience (on mats) were all a pleasure. Finally, there's the onsen experience - don't miss this, you really get an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful serenity of the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Such a lovely break from the hot city! The mountains were refreshingly cool. The room, food, service and springs were just what we wanted, a more authentic Japanese experience. The staff was amazing and very eager to please. The traditional dinner and breakfast, yokata robes, sleeping mats with comforter and buckwheat hull pillow, and the onsen gave us an appreciation... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I wanted to get out of the city and relax and this fitted the bill perfected. It is an easy train ride out of Tokyo with a shuttle bus from the station to the onsen. The room was perfect and the staff were so helpful and with their very limited knowledge of English and my complete lack of Japanese we... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a bit far out of Kyoto, but service was wonderful. Shuttle bus from Kurama station was convenient, and the driver extremely friendly! The driver will load up your luggage and take to you the ryokan, and even take the luggage up to your room for you. I'm not sure how different the service is for people who only understand... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have been a frequent traveler from my childhood and have been to all parts of the world. I was thrilled, mesmerized and delighted to see and feel several fascinating things, places and natural beauties which have left an everlasting in print in my mind. But after spending a day and night at Kurama Onsen with my family during September... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I am so glad I took the 'risk' of trying something which is a little out of the way - it takes about 45 minutes to get to Kurama Onsen from Kyoto proper - but it's a world apart! A lovely ryokan with an indoor and outdoor onsen and some of the warmest, kindest staff I've ever met. They anticipated... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was the first of everything for me -- stark naked in hotspring in front of people I know (and some I don't) & having a feast fit for the king! That's about summing up the experience of a lifetime at the BEST resort I have stayed in. At 17,200 yen a night, we got to try out an experience... More

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Beijing, China
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We travelled to Kibune before and wanted to stay in the lovely and romantic mountain setting. Found nearby onsen ryokan in Kurama. When discovered there was a walking trail between Kurama and Kibune, we were sold - any soreness from the walk can be soaked out in the onsen. We arrived at the train station to find a shuttle bus... More

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Address: 520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1111, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurama Onsen 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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