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Kurama Onsen

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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As much about the trip up and down as about the Onsen though that was great. We did just the outside pool experience (cheaper) - separate male/female pools, quiet in a gorgeous setting. We took the bus up and the train down which is a great way of doing it because the train leaves 1.1k away and the walk down... More 

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Sapporo, Japan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is worth a visit if you like Japanese onsen. If you do visit, please follow the rules and etiquette of a thorough cleaning of your body before you soak in the onsen. The onsen bath is NOT for cleaning your body but relaxing and its health benefits. It is also communal and natural meaning there is no filter or... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

First of all, this was my first onsen experience so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I loved it! Get the subway/train to Kurama - it's very scenic and even nicer when the Sakura is blossoming on the trees! Hop on the free shuttle. Pay the nice man 1000 yen (£6ish) and go get naked with your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A great Onsen. Peaceful & quiet place. Traditional Japanese bedrooms. A great hike up to the Kurama Temple & afters Onsen will be t best way to cure the tired legs. It's an outdoor & indoor Onsen. For cyclist , a great climb up to the place from Kyoto, using the small roads vs highways. Worth the visit .

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1 Thank twoodslye
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Took the train from Kyoto. It's an hour away on a charming little line. Did the 'big' package for 2500 yen which includes inside and outside spas plus kimono and towel rental. The inside onsen is okay. There's a sauna. Traditional bathing facilities but there is a western shower inside. The best bit is the outside onsen. You have to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The train ride up to Kurama is wonderful - winding through trees, along rivers - and the town of Kurama is quaint. But the Onsen itself has all the charm of a carpeted train station: loud, bright and western-styled. The indoor baths are in the main building, but to get to the outdoor baths you have to put on a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a lovely two-night stay at Kurama Onsen, a hot-spring resort about 30-45 minutes away from the center of Kyoto by train. The resort is about 10 minutes away from the station, but a free shuttle will pick you up when you get off the train and whisk you away to the resort. Kurama Onsen works as a ryokan... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is fairly expensive, but it only has a few rooms. We came there by bus from the train station, which is an experience in itself. Everything is in Japanese, even on Google maps. However, the bus stopped just outside the place. We took off our shoes and got a pair of slippers. They were expecting us and we... More 

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2 Thank Len H
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We arrived in Kurama late in the afternoon, so we had scheduled to stay two nights at the Onsen, so that we could spend a day hiking the Kurama-dera shrine. There was a van at the train station to pick us up, which was greatly appreciated after a long day of traveling. The Onsen itself was absolutely wonderful. The hosts... More 

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Brewster, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was the perfect way to end our 2 week trek through Japan. We really wanted to stay in a Ryokan and were so happy we chose to stay here!!! Kurama is a short journey from the heart of Kyoto, so it is easy enough to visit during the day to see the temples, but Kurama itself is beautiful with... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kurama Onsen

Address: 520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $340 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurama Onsen 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Kurama Onsen Hotel Kyoto
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#45 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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