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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1111, Japan (Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara)
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Ranked #37 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Mysore
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2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Singapore, Singapore
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13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Before arriving at the Kurama station, everyone would have taken a local train that would bring us there, on the train, there are window facing seats. That's the best way to enjoy the scenery! ps: cherry blossoms along the way! Upon arriving at Kurama station, one may take the shuttle van service that stops at the station approximately every 20... More

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Shanghai, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

It is quite remote but a great location, and i advise to take the train to get to Kamakura, the way through the forest is beautiful. Rooms are spacious, staff is helpful, but speak little english really. The hot spring baths both indoor and outdoor are just the right size, nice, clean and not overcrowded as in other (bigger) Onsen.... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I can only review the onsen (hot spring) bath section and I did not stay at the ryokan. Nonetheless, I found the staff of the resort to be very helpful even when I bought my ticket for the bath. The resort is located up the main street from the Kurama train station, with a regular shuttle between the station and... More

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Gurgaon, India
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had almost done our shrine visits in Kyoto , though no one can complete all of the temples in the beautiful city of Kyoto and we were in Arashiyama, and decided to experience Japanese Onsen . From TA reviews and also from our hotel concierge, we knew that Kurama would be an excellent choice, and we were not wrong... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Kurama Onsen as a special celebration of our wedding anniversary. It was absolutely wonderful. The service was good beyond my wildest expectations. We took the room with two meals a day and had two incredibly well prepared Kaiseki meals. Breakfast was also amazingly good with many small dishes Japanese style. Everything is... More

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Also Known As:
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Kurama Onsen Hotel
Address: 520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1111, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara
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Ranked #37 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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