Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Nature  /  Mt. Kurama
Mt. Kurama, Kyoto
(4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Head up Mt. Kurama to find a place central to the region's natural and spiritual heritage. Topped with a famous temple and shrine, the forested hills are reputedly the home of Sojobo, King of the Tengu (Shinto gods and spirits who inhabit the forests and mountains). The hill has also become known as the birthplace of reiki: fans of the holistic practice flock here to witness the place where the founder of reiki, Mikao Usui, after 21 days of meditation, received the healing energy. For Mt. Kurama and beyond, use our Kyoto itinerary maker to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
Create a full Kyoto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyoto by other users

7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in South Korea & Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan & South Korea BY A USER FROM CANADA February, teens, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Kurama Onsen baths. You can enjoy quiet rather than private. When it comes to better act like a FishNet. Walk the nearby or Ph.
    View original
  • The temple is located in the mountains. Before him for 200 yen goes every 20 minutes cable car hours. Then you can take sticks and pass 2 km in a neighbouring Valley. The journey takes 1.5 hours. Autumn is very beautiful. In the nearby Gorge Shinto shrine and many restaurants. There you can enjoy a light snack and for 20 minutes walk to the railway station by road along the mountain rivers. The road is very beautiful.
    View original
  • Well worth the hike, if you are able. It is a lot of stairs. There are restrooms along the way. We went to Kurama during the fire festival, and retuned on a different day to enjoy it without the crowd...  more »