Difference between revisions of "Kurama"
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The small, quiet village of Kurama lies a short distance north from Kyoto. Tourists come to Kurama mostly because of the onsen (Japanese natural hot spring), which is the closest one from the popular tourist destination of Kyoto. The buddhist temple of Kurama-dera will also draw some attention from the visitors. Kurama will make a good daytrip destination from Kyoto - you will have time to visit both the onsen and the temple easily during one day.
Kurama is connected to Kyoto with Eizan Railway. Trip from Kyoto's Demachi-Yanagi station costs ¥410 and takes a little more than half an hour. Some like to stop one station earlier at Kibune and walk to Kurama along a beautiful hiking trail, which passes the buddhist temple of Kurama. The train will pass some quite beautiful scenery before arriving at Kurama, so get a window seat and keep your eyes open in the train.
Kurama is a rather small rural village, you can reach most of the interesting sights by foot.
There are several noodle shops in the vicinity of the Kurama station.
You can also find more accommodation from the nearby village of Kibune.