Kurama is a captivating destination known for its historic temples, rejuvenating hot springs, and abundance of nature. Some of the most impressive temples in all of Japan can be found in this serene location, making it an ideal destination for visitors seeking a tranquil retreat steeped in history.
The easiest way around Kurama is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other.
To get from Kyoto to Kurama by public transportation, travelers have the following options:
Option 1: Bullet Train:
First, take the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station to Tofukuji Station. The journey takes approximately 2 minutes.
Transfer to the Keihan Main Line at Tofukuji Station and get off at Demachiyanagi Station. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes. The total travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
Option 2: Regular Train: take the Eizan Electric Railway Kurama Line from Demachiyanagi Station to Kurama Station. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
We recommend staying here between half a day and one day.