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“kurama onsen - wonderful first onsen experience”
Review of Kurama Onsen

Kurama Onsen
Ranked #3 of 91 Spas & Wellness in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Just came back from a visit from Japan. Travelled directly from Osaka airport to Kurama onsen, it was a pleasant train ride, even with 4 changes of train. It was worth the effort. Especially the last train ride, we travelled thru mountains, rivers and little villages. We were greeted with snow covered pine tree mountains as we approaching the designation. We were extremely lucky, it snowed quite heavily on the day we were there. The feeling of snow following on your body while you are soaking in the open air hot spring was unique, topped with the view of snowed capped pine tree and the stillness -- it was magical/zen. A wonderful first onsen experience. We stayed a night, the staffs were friendly and the food was great.

8  Thank esther y
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

The landscape is beautiful, the staff are friendly and the experience is pleasurable. The restaurant is friendly and welcoming too. A fantastic afternoon after visiting the beautiful and functional Kuramadera temple in the morning.

3  Thank EndodocLondon
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

relaxing and nice cultural experience. Personally I didn't find it too exciting, but it was OK and something a bit different to experience. It was quite easy to get there by train from Kyoto city.

3  Thank elodTlv
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

This was a fun and wonderful experience for me. I always wanted to experience a Onsen in Japan. The Kurama Onsen met my expectations. There was a free shuttle that takes you to/from the Kurama Onsen. At first, I was bit embarrased, when I had to go in full monty, but then I was alright. The landscape was beautiful. I really relaxed in the open air bath.

Please bring your towel. You can rent towel for 1000 yen, but these are really small.

9  Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Tis is the place to go for relaxing. Mountain area with nice temple. The onsen give us pick up derive from the train station which is a plus point. The van waited at the station even though we check in quite late. The staff are polite n service is excellent. The food in excellent too. The onsen is good especially the outdoor onsen. Highly recommended.

4  Thank CatherineWong
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