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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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If you have the time I'd suggest you make the train trip to Kurama Onsen. Set in amazing scenery... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Magic water in a peaceful forest

Took a day off the tourist circuit at Kyoto and went try the world famous onsen. The small train... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you have the time I'd suggest you make the train trip to Kurama Onsen. Set in amazing scenery surrounded by forest you'll be able to completely unwind. We were going to hike from here to Kibune but ended up stage in the Onsen until...More

4  Thank CarlitosF
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Took a day off the tourist circuit at Kyoto and went try the world famous onsen. The small train finishing at Kurama and the walk from the station to the thermal water warned me I was in a special place. Machiyas were so nice even...More

1  Thank Paubcn06
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a very nice onsen to go to. I got the 1,000yen ticket which is a good price, but you have only one bath to go to compared to what they offer for 2,500yen. Nonetheless, it is very relaxing and there were not many...More

Thank Jarret K
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I went for the ¥2500 package that gave me access to inside and outside baths, sauna , jacuzzi and relaxation room and jt was so worth it! Go and try for yourself after climbing Mt Kurama you won't be dissapointed!

4  Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a gem to find! After a long day exploring Kyoto, my Japanese friend took me to this onsen to relax for the evening. Last stop on the train we were on, this onsen is beautifully set next to a small mountain. So relaxing in...More

1  Thank annab822016
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you're to visit Japan this a busy to visit. The area is picturesque the onsen is real. It's clean, the staff are curtrious and the receptors experience is unforgettable

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

A great way to truly experience Japanese culture. The service and food was excellent. My family and I enjoyed every minute of our stay. Its a bit hard to get to from Kyoto station as you need to take several trains and it will take...More

4  Thank Sean D
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We spent the day on a very nice hike from Kufune shrine and Kubune area, up to Mount Karuma and the shrine, and Karuma town. Finishing the day with a soak at the onsen was just perfect. The outdoor bath was in a very nice...More

1  Thank pastadutchie
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I caught a 50 minute train ride from Kyoto which took me north through some lovely green and mountainous countryside before arriving at Kurama. The resort provides a shuttle bus service to the Onsen but I would recommend the walk through the town to the...More

Thank Derek G
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our trip to the Onsen was a fantastic experience at the end of a full morning's trek up and over Mount Kurama from Kibune-guchi Station, visiting all the temples along the way. We stuck to the outside hotspring, and were treated to a beautifully relaxing...More

5  Thank Kris M
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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.