Discover Kurama

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.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Kurama

The easiest way around Kurama is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. 

Getting to Kurama

Public transportation:


To get from Kyoto to Kurama by public transportation, travelers have the following options:

  • Option 1: Bullet Train:

    1. First, take the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station to Tofukuji Station. The journey takes approximately 2 minutes.

    2. 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.


Rental Cars:

How long to stay in Kurama

We recommend staying here between half a day and one day. 

Hotels in Kurama

Flights to Kurama

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Day trips from Kurama

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Distance, km: 62.53

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Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the pristine beauty of Akame Waterfalls. Situated in the heart of Muro Akame Aoyama National Park, visitors can marvel at the stunning waterfalls, swim ...

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Distance, km: 67.88

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Kobe, a city deeply rooted in history and tradition, is home to an abundance of cultural locations that are simply waiting to be discovered. As the capital of the Hyōgo ...

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Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three most scenic views, is a famous sandbar covered in pine trees and stretches over 3 km, connecting two sides of Miyazu Bay. This extraordinary landscape ...

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Distance, km: 72.16

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