Kurama Onsen

Kurama Onsen, Kyoto: Hours, Address, Kurama Onsen Reviews: 4.5/5

Kurama Onsen
4.5
Onsen Resorts • Spas
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Ceci T
Washington DC, DC336 contributions
Family
If you are looking for a break from temple visits and can’t travel far from Kyoto this is your stop! Only 30 min from downtown Kyoto but it feels very remote in a beautiful mountain setting. Riding the electric train up the mountain is part of the fun. Outdoor onsen is wonderful and very serene. We also enjoyed the indoor bath. Restaurant serves good food. A wonderful way to spend a rainy and cool January afternoon.
Written January 9, 2020
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Mela147
London, UK45 contributions
Couples
I spent two days in this Onsen and I really enjoined the place and the therm. It’s very clean and the service is amazing especially if you want to experience the typical Japanese dinner. The best part was the onsen pool. I really recommend to stay here.
Written November 27, 2019
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Sandlund66
Karlstad, Sweden7 contributions
Want a genuine Onsen experiance while n K´Japan / Kyoto area?. This is you place!. We did indor and outdoor Onsen for 5000yen (2 person). The outside onsen was soo nice !! , with all the coulors, wonderfull atmosphere . Dont miss this one!
Written November 26, 2019
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Kim A
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Solo
Decided to head to Kurama onsen on a wet autumn day - temperatures were still warm. Boarded the train at Demachiyanagi station for a scenic ride to Kurama at the end of the line. Despite the light rain the walk from the station to the onsen took me through the village with many stores open for display. The autumn colours were just beginning to change and there is a delightful small river running alongside the road to the onsen. There is also a shuttle at the station if you are so inclined.
I opted for the public pool (1000 yen plus 200yen for small towel). It was all I needed - the onsen was empty and the feeling of the light rain whilst sitting in the onsen looking at the mist covered surroundings was magical. Highly recommended.
Written November 6, 2019
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Rapsag_69
18 contributions
A wonderful day adventure. Starting with the Wes Anderson style train ride up the mountain to this serene location. A beautiful outdoor Onsen surrounded by mountains and trees. Both times I have been there has been the slightest drizzle of rain which was more like a mist. Once in Autumn so we were wrapped in hues of orange, yellow, red and green from the surrounding trees. It was so tranquil. The baths are clean and well maintained. The second was in summer and again a slow mist/drizzle was a welcome relief while soaking in the surroundings. The restaurant there is also quite good and reasonably priced. Highly recommended as a day trip.
Written November 5, 2019
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valorn
Ares, Spain84 contributions
Couples
In their website they say that tatooed people are not allowed.
Nevertheless, my boyfriend has a big turtle tattoed in the back and we asked for permission to enter with tattoo.
The woman said it was ok.
Very nice place.
Written November 5, 2019
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Amanda Marble
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
My friend and I both highly recommend this little escape into a more rural part of Kyoto. We took the train up to Kurama, hiked the Kurama-dera Mountian Temple (took the gondola back to the base) then walked up to Kurama Onsen for lunch and a dip in the hot spring. It was very pleasant; the air in the mountains was a bit cooler than in the city. They also have a cold plunge tub, if that is your thing. I suggest reading onsen etiquette before you go. Quite possibly the best day of our trip!
Written August 21, 2019
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Adam B
1 contribution
Couples
Made an evening visit to the Kamura Onsen in north Kyoto on our last night in the city.

We managed to catch 2 trains from Gion to the Kamura station alright which took 40 minutes roughly, as hoped a shuttle was waiting to take guests up to onsen.

It was a lovely pool and facility, we used the open air onsen and it amazing to soak under the night sky.

The problem came when is was time to go home. By this time it was raining pretty hard - we asked if the shuttle could take us down to the station - we were told the shuttle had finished and that we had to walk in the rain - fair enough.

So we put on our light raincoats and started the 10 min walk in the rain - which is fine if that’s how it has to be.

What we saw next was the shuttle barrelling down the road past us with 2 other bathers headed down the train station. With the same person driving who told us 10 minutes ago that it was finished and could not take us!

Really a disappointing end to an otherwise great onsen experience.
Written July 11, 2019
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Tom W
5 contributions
Solo
Excellent Onsen in a beautiful mountain valley in Northern Kyoto. For those concerned about tattoos, they’re fine with it if you’re a foreigner - no worries whatsoever. Great scenery. There are two options - just the outdoor Onsen, or use of the indoor Onsen/sauna and outdoor Onsen (you get to borrow a yukata as part of the price. Highly recommended.
Written July 5, 2019
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Maurodrmmr
Toronto, Canada154 contributions
Couples
Its a little far from kyoto so you'll have to take at least half a day of you schedule yo visit it an enjoy it but it's worth it, the outdoor baths are beautiful especially at dusk, on the full day plan they lend you towels and a yakata to be around the facilities, very comfortable and tranquil.
Written May 16, 2019
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