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Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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The highlight of Kyoto

If you travel around Kyoto and Japan in general you`ll always end up visiting a Buddhist temple...well, those in the city are so crowded and noisy that the concept in which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriele C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel around Kyoto and Japan in general you`ll always end up visiting a Buddhist temple...well, those in the city are so crowded and noisy that the concept in which buddhism is founded is extirpated. This is the true temple, the genuine and pure one experience. After a train trip of 90 total minutes from kyoto you`ll get in... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Others were right about the journey getting being an experience (a good one) so I'll give a few details to make it easier - from Kyoto train station take the JR train to Tofukuji, it's only a few minutes, then from Tofukuji station (free with JR rail card)to Demachiyanagi station (270yen). From Demachiyanagi station take the train to either Kibune... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temples on the way up are stunning and peaceful, the mountain its self is beautiful, I've never seen so many acers in the wild. Monkeys and bears live in the woodland but we didn't see any. Bring a bell or whistle if nervous, that'll let them know you're around and they'll stay away.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here on a recent trip to Kyoto and was glad I went. It is a peaceful place, much less crowded than some of the big sites in Kyoto. It is easy to access via the train and the entrance to the temple and trails is very close to the station. The walk up the mountain is pleasant and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's as much about the getting there and getting back as the Onsen itself. We did the cheaper outdoor pool only - 3 males, 1 female in separate pools. Pools are small, but quiet and in a gorgeous setting. We took the bus up (to the door) and the train down (1.1k walk) - great way to do it cos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The subway to the train to the bus but what a sense of accomplishment when you get there. Well worth the effort. Uncrowded, great hike, and the views are lovely.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hike with many beautiful shrines along the way. It was very quiet and peaceful. It is somewhat difficult to get there from the city using public transit but I personally thought it was worth the trek. I started at Kibuneguchi station walked 2 km nirth to the Kifune entrance and ended in Kurama. I then also... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Kurama is a nice small village, interesting for a half day trip from Kyoto. Easy way to go to the village is with train. On the upper station you are in the middle of village Kurama. Good walkers can proceed up to the temple and on very steep path up to the mountains. You will visit average temple and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I alighted at the Kurama station and started hiking. The slopes are generally well-paved and it took me about an hour and a half to reach the top at the main temple Honzen. The sakura were so gracefully falling despite being late in April. The hike down to Kibune was steeper and less well-paved. Be more prepared during the descend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My travel partner and I visited Kansai during the very peak season of early to mid April. Shrines and temples in Kyoto and Arashiyama were so full of people that we felt choked. Kurama (and Kibune/Kifune) was the perfect getaway for some quietness and tranquility. It was a Saturday morning when we went and the place was still quiet and... More 

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