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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
"Start your small-group bike tour of Kyoto by cycling along the Kamo River passing the many traditional restaurants that dot the waterfront. You’ll get great views of the downtown area along this route.Then cycle to Heian-Jingu Shrine a spiritual center of Japan. Note its impressive bright red torii (a sacred gate) and replica buildings of the old Kyoto Palace.Make your way along the quaint canals to the Nanzenji Temple a classic example of Zen Buddhism and admire its stunning smaller temples. Take some time to sit and contemplate the natural beauty before heading down the Path of Philosophy.Flanked by hundreds of cherry trees the Path of Philosophy was named by Nishida Kitaro
From JPY7,813.00
 
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
"Following a morning pickup from your Kyoto hotel meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your city tour. Widely considered to be the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage Kyoto was the country’s capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Today it stands as Japan’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face which belies its status as Japan's most traditional city. Head first to Nijo Castle noted for the stark contrast between its solemn appearance and beautiful interior. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun Nijo Castle is a joy to explore. Wander past the inner walls to Honmaru Palace and its garden and hear of their history and heritage from your guide. Discover Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress — lavishly decorated in gold leaf — and admire the kitchens
From JPY13,200.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00

More Things to Do in Kurama

Mount Kurama

The mountain is of course famous for Kurama-dera Temple, but it is also believed to one place where tengu live (the big-nosed half-bird, half-human creatures).One of the biggest draws to Kurama,...
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Rabbityama
Feb 04, 2011

Kurama-dera Temple

Kurama-dera Temple was founded by a monk in 770. Although the temple's main building is up the mountain (near the mid-way point along the path from Kurama to Kifune), it is actually spread out over...
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Rabbityama
Feb 03, 2011

Yuki Shrine

Yuki Shrine is the first shrine you will come across if you enter from Kurama Station. It is famous as the site of the Kurama Fire Festival held on October 22. It was built to protect Kyoto's northern...
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Rabbityama
Jan 30, 2011

Kifune Shrine

Also called Kibune Shrine, this shrine is divided into three parts located within walking distance of one another. The main shrine that you see today is the first of the shrines along the road and the...
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Rabbityama
Jan 30, 2011

Kurama Onsen

A good idea could be to start the hike from Kibune and finish at Kurama so you can enjoy a hot soak at Kurama Onsen. The view is very nice and the big bath is outdoors with a small indoors. The price...
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Circle88
Apr 26, 2010

Hiking Kurama Temple : Guide book

Hiking Kurama is a beautiful thing to do especially in the fall when the leaves turn in mid November. There are so many great little spots, especially if you have an awareness of chi energy.A book...
reikijess
Aug 23, 2007
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Experience a natural Sulphur Hot Spring.

This is probably main attraction of the town/village of Kurama. The Hot Spring! For about 1,100 yen, you enjoy the bath. Might be expensive to some but it's one of those things that you should not...
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meimivw
May 19, 2005

Walk to the Onsen

There is free shuttle to the onsen, but walking will give you a better enjoyment because the onsen is not that far from the station. You get to see, feel, and breathe the fresh air of a japanese...
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meimivw
May 19, 2005

Kurama Onsen

What could be better after a brisk walk than a soak in a hot steaming bath. And why not share your bath with your friends!!!!!Welcome to Kurama Onsen!For the outdoor onsen (rotembero) - when the bus...
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mikegr
Feb 01, 2005

Beneath Kurama-dera (a crypt?)

When you go into the temple, Kurama-dera, don't miss the opportuinity to visit the crypt type place downstairs. There are stairs at both ends of the temple, but they are easy to miss if you are not...
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mikegr
May 24, 2004

Dragon spring

Just down the hill from Kurama -dera temple complex, check out this spring sculpted like a dragon. These are commonly seen around Japaense temples, and I love them. this is another one of my...
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mikegr
May 24, 2004

Okuno-in Mao-den

Okuno-in Mao-den is the first (and possibly most attractive) of the sub-temples encountered after leaving Kibune, on the walk towards Kurama, about 15-20 minutes up the path.The picture is of a...
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mikegr
May 24, 2004

Kibune-jinja ,Kibune - start of the walk to Kurama

Kibune-jinja shrine in Kibune may not be the most stunning shrine ever, but it is well worth doing the short detour in Kibune village to see it. To get there walk through the large red tori gate on...
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mikegr
May 24, 2004

A look at rural living

Kurama is a charming village, and walking through the village from the Kibune walk to the onsen will give you the opportunity to see rural life in (slow motion) action.
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mikegr
Jul 13, 2004

Hotels Near Kurama

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56 Kurama Kibunecho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1112, Japan
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76 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-1112, Japan
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520 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-1111, Japan
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87 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-1112, Japan
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17 Ohara Kusaocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-1248, Japan
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31 Kusao-cyo, Oohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-1248, Japan
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"Calm in Kurama"
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Rabbityama

"Scenic Hiking"
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"KURAMA - short trip to escape the city"
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"Hike with Tengu."
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