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Kurama overview

Surrounded by picturesque views of mountains and lakes, Kurama is known for its gardens. You're sure to enjoy all of the coffee and cafe options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Popular attractions like Kiyomizu Temple and Daitokuji Temple are sure to leave an impression. If you're looking for a business-friendly getaway, Kurama is for you.

Where to stay in Kurama

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Kurama is the place to go. There are 449 hotels in the Kurama area and you can shop as many as 57 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 63 2-star hotels with an average price of $15 per night
  • • 255 3-star hotels with an average price of $40 per night
  • • 107 4-star hotels with an average price of $74 per night
  • • 9 5-star hotels with an average price of $131 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 40852 user reviews of Kurama hotels: Kurama Onsen

How to get to Kurama

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 29.3 mi (47.1 km) from downtown Kurama. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest major airport, 45.2 mi (72.7 km) away.

What to see around Kurama

Known for its gardens, the area's attractions include:
  • • Hakuryuen Garden
  • • Garden Museum Hiei
  • • Manshu-in Garden
  • • Zuihoin Garden
  • • Haratanien
Acclaimed for its monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Kibune Shrine
  • • Hosenin Temple
  • • Sanzenin Temple
  • • Kamigamo Shrine
  • • Ruriko-in Temple
It's notable for its lakes, mountain views, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Shusuitei Tea House
  • • Shinsenen
  • • Mount Atago
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Aeon Mall Kyoto
  • • Pieri Moriyama Mall
  • • Aeon Mall Kusatsu
  • • Aeon Mall Kumiyama
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • • Nijo Castle
  • • Kiyomizu Temple
  • • Daitokuji Temple
  • • Ryoanji Temple

When to visit Kurama

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 45°F night
  • • July-September: 92°F day, 62°F night
  • • October-December: 77°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.4 inches
  • • April-June: 12.1 inches
  • • July-September: 13.5 inches
  • • October-December: 9.4 inches