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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Relaxing after the hike from Kibune

Although most online itineraries suggest Kurama first, we did the hike from Kibune to Kurama so we... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Serenity and splendid natural surroundings

The mineral hot springs - onsen - of the Kyoto area are well known and documented on the web... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Pleasanton, California
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Although most online itineraries suggest Kurama first, we did the hike from Kibune to Kurama so we could end the short hike at the onsen. This worked out great because we got to have a unique lunch in Kibune above the river and then by...More

Thank Lxnd2
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The mineral hot springs - onsen - of the Kyoto area are well known and documented on the web. Kurama has a well deserved reputation as a small jewel nestled in the mountains not far from the city. Take a few moments to understand the...More

Thank mervadrian
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I visited Kurama with my hubby in April 2017. We followed the recommendation of a Trip Advisor contributor and hiked from Kibuen to Kurama . It was the right recommendation . Just alight at Kibuneguchi Station one stop before Kurama Station . Walk about 5...More

Thank ValerieO567
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Train it to Kurama Onsen from Kyoto. Buy tickets in Japan. So much cheaper. The train travels a scenic route and was met at other end by shuttles to take travellers to the Onsen. This was my first experience there. Excellent food. The baths and...More

1  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Kurama Onsen is a small set up, but very lovely. While you can make the 40-minute trip there out of Kyoto just for the onsen, it will probably be better use of your day to combine it with a hike through Mt Kurama or...More

3  Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 30 April 2017

What you see above is ALL you get. That picture with the pool and red tree is it. The pool is home-swimming-pool size (but 1 foot deep) and there's nothing else there. You decide if sitting in hot shallow water and looking at that nice-but-nothing-so-special...More

7  Thank TimTig
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Visited twice while in Kyōto. Great outdoor hot tub with views of the mountains and cherry blossoms. Very clean. Easy access from Kurama station. Pleasant 10 minute uphill stroll along rural atmospheric street or there is a minibus that meets the train. Restaurant and drinks...More

Thank Owen B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This was my second time going up to kurama specifically for its Onsen and view. For locals with their own transport, its much easier to drive up. For us, we took a few trains from Kyoto station. There are 3 packages you can choose from....More

1  Thank SaharaMisa
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was cool weather in April and Ienjoyed the hot bath at the outdoor. The water was not clean as I expected. I have not seen anyone sreved in the onsen. Bring your own towel and locker is free, but you need 100Yen coin to...More

Thank WKosby
Reviewed 17 April 2017

this place is very nice and peaceful . It properly for relax . Hot spring separate between Men & Women. In Hot spring of views is very beautiful. high recommend If there are in Kyoto .

Thank memunmun01
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Grace R
12 April 2017|
Response from Leon B | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up. It opens at 10AM and was not crowded at all in the morning. There is a machine at the entrance that sells tickets (entrance, towels, etc...) and we asked one of the employees to help us click the right... More
Adam R
26 March 2017|
Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I don't know. There is a hotel attached where they may offer them
25 March 2017|
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Response from Kyothu D | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak for the onsen but when our family was there, no one bat an eye lid at our tattoos. My tattoos are small, while my father has several tattoos that covering both of of his arms.