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Mt. Kurama

Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Rural break.

From Kyoto station it's three trains and an hour's trip (or 30 minutes drive). Really worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seitch
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Australia
Beautiful and enigmatc !

This is a wonderful day trip from Kyoto. The mount is a faily easy climb and the szenery is... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Songbird1954
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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"eizan line"
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"walking stick"
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"cedar forest"
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"train station"
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"day trip"
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"free walking"
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"or vice versa"
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"great hike"
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"easy climb"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"mountain village"
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"autumn leaves"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Kyoto station it's three trains and an hour's trip (or 30 minutes drive). Really worth visiting when the crowds and cement in downtown Kyoto get a little too much. Lovely views over the surrounding countryside from Kurama Temple. Restaurants around the temple area, and...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a wonderful day trip from Kyoto. The mount is a faily easy climb and the szenery is beautiful. There are warnings of bears, snakes and poisenous bugs along the second part of the way but we never saw any:)

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a fantastic temple and collection of shrines. Excellent facilities and well worth a visit. You can either walk up or take the cable car up and then there are also two routes down. One route is shorter and takes you back to your...More

3  Thank kym B
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Only fifteen km away from the center of Kyoto, a little mountain village with a shrine situated high up on the hills. Impressive views and a remarkable vegetation, with huge Japanese cedars. I recommend to go there by bicycle from Kyoto, a reasonably easy ride...More

1  Thank Maphysto
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We really liked out trip to Kurama mountain, though the Kurama-dera is located in a short train ride from Kyoto it feels like a far away place, great for hiking in the woods. I would suggest to take a train to Kurama and then make...More

3  Thank CatherineBulg
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

For anyone looking for that out of the way place, with active shrines and beautiful landscape this is a wonderful way to spedn a day away form the busy Kyoto streets.

1  Thank Nancy154987
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Well worth the effort - train out from Kyoto the climb up one side of small mountain through complex of shrines and then over the ridge and down the other side then 2 km along road, by river and back on the train from Kibune...More

2  Thank 389jacqueline
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It does provide a nice view in certain spots, but overall I expected a higher mountain, i reached the top without even feeling its the submit. No bears were spotted. Overall an easy trail as it was all stone pavements, no off trail path available...More

3  Thank Wilson T
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Arriving at Mt Kurama it is tempting to enjoy an onsen visit or have a delicious lunch, but the mountain hike takes a good 2 hours, so be warned. There are multiple steps, with a short cable car offering the opportunity to avoid 750m of...More

2  Thank Shauna P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This makes a great trek on a day out from Kyoto. Take the train to Kibuneguchi Station, then walk along the road to Kifune Shrine, passing the restaurants built over the stream along the way. You can enter the park area via a small booth...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Shannon T
14 June 2018|
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Response from CatherineBulg | Reviewed this property |
Hello! To come to Kurama mountain from Kyoto is easy. First you should take the the Keihan Electric Railway (in Kyoto it’s like a subway line, but a private one) from city center to Demachiyanagi station and then change for... More
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BosleyDad
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Response from lovestravel100Ca | Reviewed this property |
Try the Kyoto site on festivals. Be aware that it is hugely crowded at that time.
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