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Kurama Onsen

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Soak in the Mountains

Having visited this mountain onsen yeas ago, I thought that perhaps I had romanticized its memory... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul J
Bangkok, Thailand
Wonderful relaxation!

Loved it. Access was easy even with the changes due to the typhoon; without trains, you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Williams Lake, Canada
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited this mountain onsen yeas ago, I thought that perhaps I had romanticized its memory. Nope, the place is just amazing. Getting there at sunset allows you to see both the surrounding mountains in the light and the dark, and both are spectacular. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Access was easy even with the changes due to the typhoon; without trains, you have to take a bus from Ichihara station; some buses only go up to Kibuneguchi, others go straight to Kurama Onsen. Kurama temple is closed so it is not...More

3  Thank CarinaHarumi
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stayed only one night, but it was a relaxing one. The food was tasty and served in a traditional manner by the very helpful staff. The indoors onsen was good, but the view from the outdoors one made it an exceptional experience. Would recommend...More

1  Thank Ken E
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Got here late in the evening as a solo traveler. Stayed for a few hours and had a meal and then left. Wish I could’ve stayed overnight! Yes it’s very simple and it doesn’t look like much at first but the Hot Spring outdoor tub...More

12  Thank Natalia F
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

There are two packages avaiblable. We took the pricier one which offers entrance to the indoor and outdoor Onsen, a yukata/bathrobe, a big towel and a small one. For this package, they also allow you to chill at the upper floor relaxation room where you...More

7  Thank AyaChen
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We came to Kurama Onsen just for 1 night we wanted to experience Japan with a typical Japanese hotel. The staff were very good, friendly and helpful I had hurt my back the night before and they were so worried about me. Sleeping on the...More

6  Thank XenaWarriorqueen
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to Kurama Onsen and I hope not my last visit. The onsen and it’s surrounding was amazing. There are only five rooms for overnight guests and the hospitality afforded to guests was fantastic. The property is showing its age in...More

1  Thank ThomasToronto_Canada
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We went to Kurama Onsen after two hours hike from Kifune. There is a bus from Kurama station to the Onsen every 5 to 10 minutes depending on the train schedule. The ride takes only 3 minutes, but walking time takes around 15. We did...More

1  Thank Prapol K
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We walked Mt Kurama then walk another 20 minutes or so to get here. I wish we had realised there was a regular bus from Kurama station! Anyway, we had a lovely early dinner at the lovely traditional sit-on-floor restaurant at this complex, then headed...More

2  Thank brisfamily255068
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kurama Onsen after two hours hiking on Kurama mountain. It was a great way to close our day, the setting in the outdoor onsen was very nice, with relaxing view on the foliage and nearby mountains. A person at the reception speaks English...More

2  Thank CatherineBulg
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@Paul D, what is the point in your answer here if it's not to be helpful?
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Response from tjsslb | Reviewed this property |
I went with a large tattoo uncovered and noticed several other women with them too. There was no problem
March 19, 2018|
Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, naked. The genders are separated so there isn't really a modesty problem. But the family can't all be together. It's a very beautiful area so when my family come they like to describe guys side versus women's side... More
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