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A lovely hike from Kibune to Kurama

A very nice one day trip outside of Kyoto. Get off the train at Kibune and hike to Kurama over the... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2016
Turku, Finland
Mountain Temple experience

Mt. Kurama is a rural mountainous experience especially suited to those who want to see something... read more

Reviewed February 29, 2016
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Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

A very nice one day trip outside of Kyoto. Get off the train at Kibune and hike to Kurama over the mountain. Stairs are in better condition in the Kurama end, so start from Kibune - it's easier to walk these steps upwards than down....More

Thank Murmeln
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Mt. Kurama is a rural mountainous experience especially suited to those who want to see something besides Kyoto's urban life. Take the Eizan Railway Line from Demachi Yanagi Station in the north of the city. The adventure begins there when you board the Kurama-bound 2-car...More

1  Thank blackmaxx
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of trekking. If you are lazy don't go there. Place really good for people who like hiking. Peaceful place. You can enjoy the nature and old temples during your way. If you plan to go there it's better to have a lot...More

Thank Andrzej W
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I felt incredibly alive and well while climbing Mt Karuma. I believe in taking time to appreciate the landscape. This made the hike slow and steady, rather than painful or stressful. There's no rush when you're climbing, go at your own pace. The forrest was...More

1  Thank Elise P
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Don't miss the day trip out to Kurama and then to Kibune over the mountain. It is a great day trip. 30 minutes by train to the second last stop (probably have to stand but get a seat on the way back). Best temple experience...More

2  Thank MojoBrisbane
Reviewed January 16, 2016

A very nice stroll up the mountain; no vendors, real shrines and temples, even a monk school; it was impressive, a sacred montain

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is the perfect place for hiking but recommended to go at early morning if you go in the winter because it's gonna pitch black (dark) after 4.30 PM (and it's true, it's getting dark real fast in winter). There is some hiking wooden stick...More

2  Thank Penguinov
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Easy to go by cable car and little walk ! Only 10 to 15 minutes but in winter sometimes snowing this area!

1  Thank hisabon59
Reviewed December 20, 2015

This side trip (one day from Kyoto as your base) has it all... a great rail trip up into the local mountains right to the start of your hike up Mt. Kurama. Beware there are many, many stairs. If stairs are not a problem for...More

2  Thank Bart L
Reviewed December 17, 2015

The sun came out after two days of continuous rain and made the view from Kurama lovely. Kurama is a little less well-known among foreign tourist and I guess off the beaten path in that sense, but there were many Japanese tourists there. Everything was...More

1  Thank vaalbara
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September 6, 2017|
Response from lovestravel100Ca | Reviewed this property |
Try the Kyoto site on festivals. Be aware that it is hugely crowded at that time.
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Patricia N | Reviewed this property |
We went from Kibuneguchi to Kurama. There were lots of steps going that way, so it is much easier on the knees to go up stairs than to come down them.
July 26, 2017|
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Response from lovestravel100Ca | Reviewed this property |
If there is not a great snowfall, it might be magical in winter. Call the onsen to check if it is open. I believe there is a building in a Kurama that has an indoor bath facility.