Kurama Onsen

520 Kurama-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 3, 601-1111
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8.9
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8.5
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Excellent location
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  • Kinkaku Temple9.86 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple10.42 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace10.67 km
  • Ryoanji Temple10.84 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple11.79 km
  • Nijo Castle11.96 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple13.8 km
  • Sanjusangendo Hall14.53 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain14.65 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine16.97 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    4-star Ryokan
    Free Wi-Fi
    "The dinner course is served inside the room and the breakfast course is served in the common area, both meals are delicious and satisfying."
    Corey - December 7, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.6 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.7 facilities on premise
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Hot spring bath

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Kyoto in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,955 Kyoto properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center10km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport47.6 km

    Rooms available at Kurama Onsen

    Japanese Style
    Japanese Style
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 4 futons
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    Standard Beds Japanese Style
    Standard Beds Japanese Style
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    Single Standard
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami Mats
        Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami Mats
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          Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami Mats
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Kurama Onsen?

              Check-in is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

              How do I get to Kurama Onsen?

              A stay at Kurama Onsen also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kurama Onsen has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

              What is the smoking policy at Kurama Onsen?

              Kurama Onsen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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              What people love about Kurama Onsen

              • 10.0
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Friendly n helpful staff."

                suyati

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                June 6, 2017

              • 9.6
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Service is good as staff is very friendly."

                Iris

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                November 29, 2018

              • 9.6
                Exceptional

                "Both the indoor and outdoor baths were very relaxing and pleasant."

                Arthur

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                September 4, 2018

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              Service score
              9.6/10
              Review score - United States
              9.3/10
              Cleanliness score
              9.1/10
              Location score
              8.5/10
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              9.6
              Exceptional

              "Simple nice place to relax."

              Iris

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              November 29, 2018

              Description

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              Most talked about facilities

              Food & Dining
              6 mentions
              Housekeeping
              2 mentions

              What they offer

              10.0
              Exceptional

              "Beautiful place."

              suyati

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              June 6, 2017

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              Nearest essentials

              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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              Food and dining

              Breakfast options

              Asian

              Restaurants on site

              Restaurant
              Cuisine:Japanese
              Menu:Buffet

              Nearby restaurants

              Japanese cuisine
              Japanese cuisine
              Yoshuji
              520 m Japanese, Vegetarian
              Kurama-So
              760 m Japanese
              Kifune Kiraku
              1.2 km Japanese
              Asian cuisine
              Asian cuisine
              Nagomiya Kotengu
              680 m Asian
              Tambajaya
              4.5 km Asian
              Roretsu Chaya
              4.8 km Asian
              Cafe
              Cafe
              Ohara Sanso
              4.2 km Cafe
              OHARA RIVERSIDE CAFE KIRIN
              4.7 km Cafe
              Ouiouicafe
              8.8 km Cafe

              What's nearby

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              Reviews of Kurama Onsen from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.9
              Excellent
              From 427 reviews
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              Agoda Reviews (100)Booking.com Reviews (327)
              Rating via Agoda8.9
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              Cleanliness9.1
              Facilities8.7
              Location8.5
              Service9.6
              Value for money8.3
              High score for Kyoto
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              9+ Exceptional (23)
              8-9 Excellent (14)
              7-8 Very Good (6)
              6-7 Good (0)
              <6 Below Expectation (3)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (12)
              Jun - Aug (4)
              Sep - Nov (14)
              Dec - Feb (16)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              JiaWen from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              Great hospitality, professional and kind staff, great place to stay”

              I went with my parents. Communication was a challenge but the staff managed it well. Thank you for being patient with us. I hope we didn't caused you much trouble though the repeated request of hot water. My parents aren't used to the cold weather, plus age is catching up, they needed hot water to keep themselves warm and hydrated. The staff assisted us well throughout the whole stay. From serving meals, to answering our requests and guiding us through the entire stay. The onsen was great too. I LOVE THE OUTDOOR ONSEN. It is definitely worth heading there for a dip. There are a few places of attractions. We regretted not staying for another night. The food was amazing. I love the full course from the appetizer, to the main dishes and then the dessert. I wish I could attach the photos I have taken. Futon was set by the staff(ladies), it was an eye-opener for me. My first stay in ryokan and it has gave me a great impression. Thank you for your service. We had a great stay.

              Reviewed April 01, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Corey from United States
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in November 2018

              Excellent service”

              The staff are all friendly and helpful, and both the indoor bath and outdoor bath are great. The room is neat, clean, and spacious. The dinner course is served inside the room and the breakfast course is served in the common area, both meals are delicious and satisfying. However, as beautiful as the surrounding area is, there isn't a lot to do; I can't imagine staying more than two consecutive nights.

              Reviewed December 07, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Lydia from Singapore
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in June 2019

              lovely place!”

              Excellent service and food. we enjoyed the baths, and the clean, cosy rooms

              Reviewed June 12, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Iris from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Feeling warm”

              Simple nice place to relax. Service is good as staff is very friendly.

              Reviewed November 29, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Arthur from United States
              Solo traveler
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in September 2018

              Serene and beautiful”

              Everything about this onsen was perfect. Both the dinner and breakfast were delicious and had a very wide selection of traditional Japanese foods. Both the indoor and outdoor baths were very relaxing and pleasant. The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and courteous. The room was also nice and cozy, with all the amenities you would want. One thing to note is that the check-in is actually 3:30 to 6:30, not just after 3:30. I arrived around 7:15, and got a few emails I was being marked as a no-show, although the shuttle from the station was still waiting and the staff still welcomed me in. Definitely stay here if you get the chance!

              Reviewed September 04, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              KA from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              nice one day relaxation at hot springs. ”

              Nice one day getaway after skiing for a few days. It's an older style Onsen and the hot springs are not actually in the mountain. Water is pumped into an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. They have a sauna and steam room took coupled with a cold pool too - similar to a Hamam Turkish bath setting. Food was good but not the best. Staff were friendly and helpful. The Ryoken was a nice Japanese style room that we stayed in. The location is in the mountains which was scenic. Luckily it was snowing too. Location was convenient and close to Kyoto

              Reviewed February 19, 2018
              8.4
              Excellent
              Angeline from Malaysia
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              Good outdoor Onsen”

              We stayed in this Ryokan on the final day of our journey. The room is a little old but very spacious. It has its own charm of the old ryokan with tatami mat. The dinner was very filling and we get to try all sorts of Japanese dishes that you don't get to eat in the city. The indoor onsen has 3 different water bath and you get to experience 3 different soaks) The outdoor onsen is a must, we get to witness the first snow in the morning while soaking in the outdoor onsen. It was an amazing experience. For travellers, you get to visit this onsen and pay 1000yen for entry fee just to soak in the onsen as they are open for public too.

              Reviewed December 18, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Astrid from Indonesia
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in November 2016

              Amazing First Ryokan Experience.”

              I love the staff service, they are all very nice and friendly. I love how they are very attentive to you. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and nature. The Roykan has a bit of old charm which I really love. Especially for foreigners who would like to experience a very close Japanese Roykan experience with out blow it your money.The course meal was very delicious, from appetiser, starter, main, soup, and desert.! Was brilliant and the staff who serve my dinner was a very lovely lady. Makes me feel very welcome and enjoy my meal. My room on the 2nd floor had a beautiful view of the Maple leave tree called HINOKI ROOM. MID AUTUMN is the best time to come visit this place. The Open Bath was amazing! I was able to enjoy the entire open bath all to myself , because in the morning there was no one yet. Was a luxury experience to be able to take my time enjoying the open door onsen. I'd give this place 10/10 for visit if you are coming to kyoto.

              Reviewed November 18, 2016
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Claire
              Family with teens
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in April 2019

              Exceptional”

              Fantastic staff, wonderful way to try a very traditional Onsen and lots of Japanese food. Just a great experience Cons: don’t expect quality WiFi but it didn’t detract from our experience

              Reviewed April 16, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              David from Australia
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              Kurama Onsen”

              Excellent location with friendly staff. The facilities and food were also excellent.

              Reviewed March 09, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              suyati from Indonesia
              Family with teens
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Excellent”

              Beautiful place.. friendly n helpful staff.. fresh food.. last but not least, the onsen is just superb..

              Reviewed June 06, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Soo from Singapore
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in October 2018

              Very beautiful place, quite n relaxing place ”

              Love they really their service although they don't know how to speak well in English but they will try to understand you.

              Reviewed October 12, 2018
              7.2
              Very good
              Sankerdas from Laos
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in April 2017

              Good place, but a bit pricy”

              The place is good. There are only public baths (indoor one and outdoor one). However, the price is a bit above average. It takes only about 45mn on a train from Kyto center to get there. So, there's no need to stay there overnight if you only want to experience the hot spring.

              Reviewed April 22, 2017
              7.6
              Very good
              Sherlyn from Singapore
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in February 2017

              Nice”

              Quiet and lovely place away from the city. Travelling there took a little more time than expected, but hotel staff was still waiting for us at the train station.

              Reviewed April 01, 2017
              8.8
              Excellent
              Monika from Germany
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Excellent”

              Very nice classic ryokan with friendly staff.

              Reviewed April 18, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Andrea from United States
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in March 2017

              This was just wonderful”

              Amazing luxe experience

              Reviewed December 09, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Evy from Indonesia
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              Enjoy rotenburo in the mountain!”

              We stayed for the onsen+ryokan experience and were not disappointed. The rotenburo is fantastic! p.s. shuttle from/to Kurama station is available upon advance notice

              Reviewed November 28, 2017
              8.8
              Excellent
              Asha from United States
              Solo traveler
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in February 2017

              Great location, lovely onsen, dated property”

              The location was perfect. Food was thoughtful and lovely. The place itself needed some refurbishing. The rice paper on the walls were stained and over scrubbed. The onsen was fantastic

              Reviewed February 22, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              Yuen from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in February 2017

              Outdoor onsene is perfect”

              A great place to relax. Enjoy the snow view in the ourdoor onsen.

              Reviewed February 15, 2017
              8.8
              Excellent
              wai from Hong Kong
              Group
              Japanese Style
              Stayed 1 night in November 2016

              Excellent ”

              I had a good stay in Kurama and will definitely back again

              Reviewed November 28, 2016
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