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Hike in mysterious mountains of Kyoto -Kurama to Kibune-

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We will visit Kuramadera which is a Buddhist temple located along the steep wooded mountainside. Behind the temple's main building, the hiking trail continues through the forest to Kibune, a small town famous for Kibune Shrine dedicated to the goddess of the water "Tamayorihime". The hike from Kurama-dera to Kibune takes about one hour. If you like, you can also enjoy "Onsen" hot spring at Kurama.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Koichi W.
Koichi W.
4.95 / 5
(56 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in kyoto city area

09:00 AM

Your hotel

Pick you up at your hotel

10:20 AM

Kuramadera temple

Kuramadera is known for its spirituality and breathtaking natural beauty. This temple protects the northern entrance of the ancient capital Kyoto from the intrusion evil spirits.

11:30 AM

Hiking from Kurama to Kibune through wooded forest past several other temple structures

We walk through the beautiful mountain path covered with the roots of trees called "Kinonemichi."

12:30 PM

Kifune Shrine

This shrine is located in the northern part of Kyoto. It is the source of the "Kamogawa" river, which flows through city center.

Therefore, the deity of water has been enshrined and worshipped here in Kibune.

01:00 PM

Scenic train ride from Kibuneguchi Sta. to Kurama

02:00 PM

Kurama Onsen (The facility may be suspended due to the covid-19)

Let's have lunch and enjoy soaking in Onsen (Open air Spa) at Kurama Onsen resort after the hike (If you like)

03:00 PM

Eiden Railway Kurama Station

See you off at Eiden Kurama Station

Ending Point

Eiden(Tram Train) Demachi Yanagi Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

-My services as your Tour Guide

-My transportation fare

* This tour might be extended due to various circumstances such as weather or your physical conditions etc. In such case, I would NOT charge any extra guide fee.

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What‘s not included

-Entrance fees (Kuramadera: 500 yen per person)

-Taxi fare from your hotel to Demachi yanagi Tram station:around 1000 to 3000 yen per cab from city center

-Eiden Tram Train: 940 (470*2) yen per person

-Cable car: 200 yen per person

-Bus and train fare: 350 yen per person (170 yen for bus from kibune Jinja to Kibuneguchi Sta. 220yen for train from Kibuneguchi Sta. to Kurama Sta.)

-Lunch,drinks, and snacks

Tour Important Information

-I recommend this tour from May to November.

-You are going to walk in Mountain area for about two hours. So I recommend you should wear sneakers or hiking shoes and bring a rain wear or umbrella in case of shower, and also bring some water and snacks to appease your thirst and hunger temporarily.

-You can take cable-car (200 yen)that leads about halfway up the mountain. In this case, you may skip Yuki jinja shrine.

-If you like to enjoy "Kawadoko" meal, please let me know, I will arrange it. Most restaurants serve meals that range in price from 10,000 to 20,000 yen per person. Dependig on the wether conditions, you may have lunch inside of the building.

-From Kibune to Kurama station via Kibuneguchi station, we usually use public transportation(Shuttle Bus and scenic train).

-Daytrippers can use the public open-air bath at the price of 1000 yen at Kurama Onsen resort.

-In case of rain, I would like to take you to Ohara district (Sanzen-in temple, and so on) after visiting Kuramadera temple and Kibune Shrine by my private vehicle.


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I usually use public transportation systems such as trains, buses, taxi, and so on.

I like outdoor activities. If you would like to do hiking, cycling etc., please feel free to ask me in advance.

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5 / 5
Jun 19, 2024

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The Nara trip was amazing! Not only to feed and interact with the precious deer (be careful, as soon as you have food the are relentless) but the beauty and history of the Todaiji Temple. Once again, our guide Koichi, was so full of knowledge about this history what we were seeing, but he also shared with us the significance of and taught us how to perform ritual and customs, right down to how to properly cleanse your hands in the mineral water falls, how to give an offering, what each of the symbols we saw meant, etc. Koichi was better than any other guide we heard while on our trip (and we're not just saying that). The best decision we made, after deciding to go to Japan, was to hire Koichi as our guide!!

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