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Kurama-dera Temple, Kyoto

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Located in isolated wilderness high on a wooded mountain, Kurama-dera Temple represents a center of worship for an esoteric sect, revering deities of the sun, love, and power. Hike the steep path to the 8th-century temple (which will take around 30 minutes), enjoying the wind through the colossal cryptomeria trees and a Shinto shrine along the way. Alternatively, take the cable car halfway up. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this popular--yet untouristed--temple, and observe the forested valley from its terrace, set directly on a mountain slope. Use our Kyoto travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Kurama-dera Temple and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • A stunning building, full of peace and love. A beautiful view across the valley to Kurama township. A visit to the temple is included in the price if you approach from Kibune. Highly recommend.  more »
  • This is a great day hike for those who wants to get out of Kyoto CBD and the repetitive Temple galore visit. This is a pretty simple hike which start from Kurama and ends at Kibune town. Scenery is ve...  more »
  • See the gate on the left and straight will lead the way out of the Mt. Hiei Kurama station, there was about 3 minutes. Snowfall had aizan pay 300 yen, it enters precincts, but the approach will be shoveling places on thaw water mud splash was a note. 1 / 29 is visited by the way. Walking dirt roads until the two-storied pagoda cable-car, but instead of going up, and turn to the right from the Maitreya Temple can be reached in two-storied pagoda. Stone-paved and stone stairs in this area, the main shrine. The view from there is very fresh feeling nice, location. Because of snowfall in lingbao, a deep breath water, tree root path, such as the closed but unfortunately to the kibune shrine in this route leg during Spining it self.
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