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Kurama Onsen

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Highly recommended - tattoo friendly if you’re gaijin!

Excellent Onsen in a beautiful mountain valley in Northern Kyoto. For those concerned about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great for a relax day

Its a little far from kyoto so you'll have to take at least half a day of you schedule yo visit it... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank TomW2907
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Maurodrmmr
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We chose this Onsen for its location. We took a cute little train up the mountains (via a Maple tunnel). Short walk (about 15 minutes) from station to the Onsen. Segregated baths but each had a covered area (if very hot and sunny) not too...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Claire R
Reviewed April 16, 2019

After walking from Kibune to Kurama (nice walk, not strenuous or particularly challenging if fit), walked to the Onsen and had a nice lunch. Afterwards enjoyed the rotemburo. The onsen staff (outside of the restaurant) we okay but not exceedingly welcoming. The rotemburo was pretty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank BuccaneerDave
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic small Onsen about 30-40 mins train ride from Kyoto. There’s even a shuttle bus that takes you from the station up the slight hill to the Onsen. I only partaked in the outdoor Onsen which is up a stair case. Half way up there’s...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Paddy_Watson146
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

We trekked from Kibune to Kurama and decided to have experience the onsen to relax. Superb experience! They have free shuttle service to the train station as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank jerict87
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I thought we were lucky to find an outdoor onsen (rotemburo) that was in nature and not facing concrete buildings. I thought that was such a unique experience. Also note that Kurama is the home of the Tengu, which was a pleasant surprise upon arriving...More

Date of experience: February 2019
10  Thank MashiePotatoes
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

The rotenburo is amazing! It is relaxing especially since it is currently very cold and you can really enjoy the place. The food is mediocre. There is a shuttle to and fro kurama station so you need not walk. Day trip is 2500 for both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ronrmrz
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Do NOT come here. The title says it all. We found not one but 3 bugs in the room and in the common areas outside. See pic. WiFi does not work, and the onsen is overhyped and over flowing. More than 20 women were in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 30, 2019|
Response from leileireid | Reviewed this property |
Hey, 1. I would say no - From the indoor to the outdoor onsen its about 30 m max, There up steps up to the outside onsen. - its not an etablish path and you have to walk across the car park which is gravel. - If you... More
March 21, 2019|
Response from leileireid | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I saw mothers with their daughters but no sons with their mothers - based on other onsens I went to I think at 10 he would have to go to the mens as the boys I saw in there where not older then about 6. Maybe see if... More
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February 15, 2019|
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Response from ckw5666 | Reviewed this property |
No, I’m sorry it’s not.