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Kurama Onsen

520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Relaxing in nature

Fantastic place to unwind after tour activity. An easy going place with beautiful gardens and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tangail, Bangladesh
Yeah, it's really that great.

Honestly it's so A+ I can't begin to review it. The meal was amazing, the onsen was amazing, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“outdoor bath” (10 reviews)
“hot springs” (8 reviews)
“train station” (14 reviews)
520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2131
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic place to unwind after tour activity. An easy going place with beautiful gardens and lovely atmosphere. Exactly what we were looking for. We hope to come back one day.

Thank shohug0301012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly it's so A+ I can't begin to review it. The meal was amazing, the onsen was amazing, the scenery is amazing. Also: the massage chairs! Rally can't undersell those.

Thank peppermintqueen24
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We just got back from this amazing experience. Prepare to dress down completely (no undergarments allowed) but there is gender segregation. Very well organized and clean. A bit pricey, considering if you are staying in Kyoto and taking a taxi etc. but well worth it....More

1  Thank sabithkhan
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This onsen is a short walk from the train station. It's not fancy, but it is a nice simple outdoor onsen that lets you rest looking out to the hills.

Thank 970dannii
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I love the hike over the hill from Kibune and this onsen is a perfect finish to a beautiful day. It can be crowded at peak times, but as evening falls you may find yourself alone sometimes. It's a perfect spot for a cold day....More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I did the outdoor option only because it was cheaper and I was not disappointed! I don't know what the view is like for the men's section but the ladies section had a breathtaking view of the mountain side. And for 1,000 yen I could...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Contrary to popular reviews that this is an excellent onsen, I felt it was average only. Yes it’s an outdoor onsen but the views are nothing to shout about. Pretty small hot springs and I wasn’t impressed. However, after a hike at Kumara it’s definitely...More

Thank ronrush
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The area is beautiful and the onsen completed the journey to Mt. Kurama. Excellent staff, delicious food, healing atmosphere. Compared to previous trips to Japan which included an onsen visit, my stay at Kurama relaxed and soothed my mind. Highly recommend this onsen and appreciated...More

Thank f333511
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had planned to hike from Kibune to Kurama but sadly the track was closed due to a fallen tree. instead we got the train to Kurama and explored the small town. The onsen is relatively easy to find, despite being on the edge of...More

3  Thank tjsslb
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My wife and I hiked from Kibune to Kurama, and finished our hike by soaking in the onsen. It was relaxing and rejuvenating! A must for anyone that likes onsen. The pool is small, but adequate because it was not crowded.

1  Thank DT8272
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Jen P
24 September 2017|
Response from ValerieO567 | Reviewed this property |
Hiking from Kibune to Kurama or vice versa , you need to go through Kurama-dera Temple . There is an entrance fee of about maybe JPY200/= or JPY300/= I highly recommend the hike !
Laura G
10 August 2017|
Response from Indiah M |
1000 yen per adult for general use of outdoor onsen and then 2500 yen for indoor and outdoor with extra luxuries
3 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
This onsen is separate baths. Meant to be strict on tattoos. I have a small tattoo and saw people with tattoos in there.