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1074 Kuramahommachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2003
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Hike from Kibune to Kurama temple - it's short and worth it!

We ate lunch at Hirobun in Kibune and then hiked from Kibune to Kurama temple. It only took an hour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Legend of Ushiwakamaru

This temple is often associated with the legend of Ushiwakamaru, Minamoto Yoshitsune, a hero of... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Kimitaka S
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1074 Kuramahommachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2003
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Hirobun in Kibune and then hiked from Kibune to Kurama temple. It only took an hour and what a set of beautiful buildings to end our hike at! We got pictures of some of our favorites. The temple is spread out...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This temple is often associated with the legend of Ushiwakamaru, Minamoto Yoshitsune, a hero of Japan. From downtown Kyoto to Kurama, you can take Eiden. But from the main gate to the temple, you have to walk, or better to say climb the mountain. If...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Some of the hike is quite steep in parts so some level of fitness would be recommended but.... the hike and scenery are quite amazing with lovely temples nestled into the mountainside. We hiked from Kurama to Kibune.

Thank NPR1973
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The temple is simple and quite beautiful. But the location is wonderful. We were there just before the cherry blossoms we're in bloom. It must be unbelievable when they are. We didn't do the big walk up to the temple but we did walk down...More

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This temple is at the end or beginning of the Kibune to Kurama hike, whichever way round you do it It is quite a walk up if you start there, but there is a cable car for the first bit

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A stunning building, full of peace and love. A beautiful view across the valley to Kurama township. A visit to the temple is included in the price if you approach from Kibune. Highly recommend.

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great day hike for those who wants to get out of Kyoto CBD and the repetitive Temple galore visit. This is a pretty simple hike which start from Kurama and ends at Kibune town. Scenery is very enjoyable and you get to...More

Thank Evan G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

To reach the temple's main hall that is located up the mountain from the temple's gate, you can choose either walk uphill or use cable car halfway up the mountain. Unfortunately, the cable car was still out of service due to maintenance work when we...More

1  Thank Julius _
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This time my route was Kifune Shrine > Lunch@Nakayoshi > Hiking from Kifune to Kurama Temple. This route is about 1hour walking. Some people start hiking from Kurama Temple side, but I guess startig from Kifune side is much easier, especial right after the rain....More

2  Thank hakiko_5
Reviewed 3 December 2016

To visit this temple, we had to take the Keihan Eizan raiway (叡山電車) from Demachiyanagi station. It can be crowded during the autumn season. We bought the one day pass for convenience and to fully enjoy the various spots along the line. The temple compound...More

Thank YSL88
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13 December 2016|
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Response from James Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
We saw quite a few people doing the hike in that direction, but I suggest doing it in reverse. We did it in September so I am not sure about winter conditions. We took the train to Kurama first and took the cable... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from AntonioRyan | Reviewed this property |
Yeah its perfectly safe! As snow is somewhat of a rare occurence here in Kyoto, you don't need to prepare anything special. However, I would suggest you wear something think as it can be a bit cold esp. when hiking mountains... More