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Kurama Temple, Kyoto

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Located in isolated wilderness high on a wooded mountain, Kurama 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 Temple and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • 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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  • Kibune shrine later, right near the gates of the shrine over the mountain. Mountain snow remained empty, was gravely Shugendo religion itself is approximately one hour from the main road. On the normal route honden family refuse to could be relatively easy if you use the cable car. But I want walking trails and kibune shrine through the okunoin King Palace from the main gate to take a look at and to experience the world of Yoshitsune. I can approach stood out big trees feel the history and roots and simply enjoy as "tramping". However, if "signs" such as (approximate times) in the Middle, and I thought. Best nephew in "strong mountain" than I thought from the West Gate I walked route, accompanied by junior high school students was walking, but in elementary school may have been impossible.
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  • It is a temple with its dreamy aura you feel. Fit the hand at the power spot in front of the main building and became a very sacred feeling.
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