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I was really looking forward to visiting this temple and hiking / exploring the kurama yama area. After their last typhoon, the cable car is down. Which means all you can do is walk up the first staircase. ALSO: that typhoon damaged the train line...More
Be prepared for a long hike. If I may advice, come here except Summer. The hike will be cooling and the forest is so well preserved, it is something different from what you will see ordinarily.
But do not expect much within the main temples....More
I’d definitely recommend taking the steps instead of the cable car! There are 41 individual shrines, you’ll miss these if you take the cable car. Yes, there are a lot of steps. But they’re not particularly steep and you can take your time, it wasn’t...More
From Kyoto Station you take 3 easy trains in the morning. Then skip the cable car and walk up into the magic forest. It’s steep and you have to be able to climb 40 stories in total. Lots of cool spots along the way you’ll...More
You can approach the temple complex from either Kurama station or over the mountain from Kifune. It is a steep hilly site, though there is a funicular from the Kurama side. There are several beautiful temple buildings in different levels, which you can explore. This...More
Beautiful temple that is not overly crowded by tourists in comparison to temples in Kyoto central. The temple itself is one of 20+ sites on the trail. There are many stairs to prepare yourself for a small but beautiful hike surrounded by forests and water
Got off the train at Kibune and followed the road up the hill until the sign for Kuramadera. There's an attendant who charges 300 yen and gives you a map. He said it was only 10 minutes to the first building but I don't know...More
This temple is one of famous temples in Japan. The temple and mountain has quite interesting and mysterious story about Yoshitune who was a famous samurai and trained this mountain with Tengu. Tengu is a Japanese god who has long nose and lives in mountains....More
If you are going all the way from Kyoto City to Kumara-Dera, may I suggest you plan for a day hike from Kibune to Kumara.
From Kyoto City take the Keikan Line to Deimachiyanagi and then transfer to the Eizan Kumara Line bound for Kumara....More
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
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 car/funicular up to the Kurama-dera Temple. We then continued hiking uphill to the Buddhist Temple and out to the road (361). You can then go up the road a little bit to get to the Kifune Shrine. The reason we did it in this direction is that now you can turn around and walk down 361 which is a beautiful walk (downhill!) to the Kibuneguchi train station. If you then want to go back to Kurama it is just one stop up the hill by train.
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
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 in Kyoto. Hope this helps (: