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Kifune Shrine

180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2016
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Tanabata festival

With Eiden train and bus, Kibune is easily accessible from downtown Kyoto. But the air in Kibune is... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Kimitaka S
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Something not Mainstream

We decided to take a step further to Kyoto outskirts instead of plotting the visit plan to temples... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
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180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

With Eiden train and bus, Kibune is easily accessible from downtown Kyoto. But the air in Kibune is refreshing. During Tanabata festival, there is a lightning. So, I strongly recommend you to visit in this period.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We decided to take a step further to Kyoto outskirts instead of plotting the visit plan to temples inside Kyoto. To get to Kifune, patience is needed. It is not so accessible compared to most of the temples around Kyoto, and extra fares are paid...More

Thank Rosemary6015
Reviewed April 30, 2017

A beautiful and peaceful site. You get the history and a real taste of the spiritual life that built the shrine.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We walked from Kibune to Kurama over the top on the hiking trail. We are older,& it was heavy going, but well worth it,& we felt a great sense of achievement. You need to have a level of fitness to do the walk. Beautiful shrines,forests...More

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I trekked to Kifune shrine twice this January, both times it was snowing! After riding the subway from Kyoto station and a bus to Eizan train station, the journey transformed from modern travel to a fairytale winter land. The riverside walk presented countless photo opportunities...More

Thank 4sunbear
Reviewed February 16, 2017

A beautiful day only added to the bliss of walking through Kibune and experiencing all on offer. I decided to walk up to the village from the train station and take in the mountain scenery. The shrine itself is very peaceful, It is worth spending...More

2  Thank Billy C
Reviewed December 2, 2016

This temple is accessible via the Eizan Railway Kurama Line. We can either take the shuttle bus from the Kibuneguchi station (less than 10 minutes) or walk for about 30 minutes to the temple. We took the bus, and it was super crowded, we need...More

Thank YSL88
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We visited this shrine after long walk to cross the Kurama mountain. There are three shrines and many restaurants along the river which is the origin of the Kamo River. It should be an unusual silence but there were too many young couples since they...More

Thank gehararigo
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This is a beautifully traditional shrine hidden up in among the mountain! Tips: wear a comfy pair of shoe when you are there!

Thank cin9y
Reviewed October 30, 2016

There is an activity literally called "red leave and lantern festival" (もみじ灯篭) at night in Kifune shrine. It is usually held in November and the start and end date can vary each year. We visited it at 15 Nov 2015 night, that was such a...More

2  Thank edmundduck
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Response from kyotoーmomiji2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you are satisfied with guidance of the Japanese, it is good looking at the JTB of the page, a Japanese travel company. When the query in the "KANSAI TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER KYOTO" in the Kyoto Tower third floor of the... More