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Nagashi Somen at Hirobun on Mt. Kurama

Hirobun restaurant offers Nagashi Somen during summer time. They shoot somen noodle through the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Good half day trip

Amazing walk and nature. If you are a nature lover, do not miss this half day trip. Take the train... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hirobun restaurant offers Nagashi Somen during summer time. They shoot somen noodle through the bamboo channel. You pick it up and eat until the red noodle comes (the sign for the end). The restaurant is on the river -- they built a platform over the...More

1  Thank K T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing walk and nature. If you are a nature lover, do not miss this half day trip. Take the train to Kibune and walk until Kurama to finish in the Onsen

1  Thank Monicadmd7
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I joined Kyoto Fun hike and It was a great way to do something different from city urban tours. Beautiful views with a guide that knows the place, interesting spots, curiosities and information completed our journey through the mountain. If you want to book a...More

Thank Ana_Fuji
Reviewed 30 April 2017

By now you have done the JR trains, all 18 cars, now it is time to take a one or two car trip up to Mt. Kurama. If you have ever done Reiki, this is ground zero. Reiki began on this mountain when Dr. Usuri...More

2  Thank revbriangraham
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wonderful walk from Kibune to Kurama or vice versa. Beautiful scenery.Shrines dotted all along the walk. Need a level of fitness. Special area.

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Mt Kurama is an amazing oasis of peace just a 30-minute train ride away from Kyoto Station. The trails are easy to navigate, and it is especially enjoyable to then walk to the Kurama Onsen for a good soak. Lots of local tourists in peak...More

Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Get your walking boots on and head for this lovely part of Kyoto Start your walk at Kurama, visit Kurama Temple and several other shrines along the way, ending up 4 km away in Kibune. Or you can do it the other way round It's...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I took the challenge and walked up the hill to Kifune shrine and all the way to Kurama osen! It was a great experience because we get to take so many pictures along the way and even stopped at a local restaurant...More

Thank Riri S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Mt. Kurama is by far the most magical place (for me) in all of Kyoto. Actually, it is not in the city, but is reached by the cute, little Eizen Line R.R. and runs through the northern part of the city before turning into a...More

Thank lovestravel100Ca
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Take the Eizan line to the end and you're at this small village. When you walk through the gates, you'll have a meaningful uphill climb, but nothing too bad (A funicular is available). You're tucked into the mountains outside of Kyoto, and surrounded by nature....More

1  Thank mikeh141
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Is there a tour guide that goes from Kyoto to Mt. Kirama onsen for hot springs?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ana_Fuji | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Kyoto Fun! Was just perfect!
Cheryl d
Hi I will be staying in Kyoto with my family from the 4th to 9th April 2017 and would love to visit Mt. Kurama, do I need a guide or is it easy enough to find? Thank you Cheryl
3 March 2017|
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Response from Billy C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily visit Kibune/Kurama-San in a day. As Phillip said, you take the train from Demachiyanagi. You can buy a ticket that includes return train fare and Kurama onsen (hot spring) entry. Totally worth it! I got off... More
Hi I would like to visit to mountain kurama during coming mid of january, possible to have fine snow fall during the period? and is it the hiking road next to kurama onsen can reach to kibune shrine? will it meet the hiking route from kurama temples to kibune shrine also? regards, Ivan
21 September 2016|
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Response from betteskid | Reviewed this property |
I have only visited in summer and can't really address your question. I do feel the area is very beautiful and could be rewarding at any time of year.