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1 room, 2 adults

Kurama Onsen

3.5-star3.5 stars
520 Kurama Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kurama, Kyoto, 601-1111, Japan

3.5-star ryokan with restaurant, near Kifune Shrine
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • This hotel is a great getaway from Kyoto- it takes about an hour to get here from the…Sep 25, 2018
  • I have visited Japan several times a year for the last 20 years, working for a Japanese…Dec 26, 2019

Kurama Onsen

from ¥33,918
  • Japanese Style Room, 10 tatami mats

What’s around Kurama Onsen


  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Kifune Shrine - 40 min walk
  • Kurama Hot Spring - 1 min walk
  • Kurama-dera Temple - 20 min walk
  • Kyoto International Conference Centre - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Kyoto University - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 8.5 mi / 13.6 km
  • Kawaramachi - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 99 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 83 min drive
  • Kurama Station - 10 min walk
  • Kibuneguchi Station - 24 min walk
  • Ninose Station - 3 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Due to inventory requirements, guests with food allergies and/or special meal requests must contact the hotel at least 5 days prior to check-in. Guests must check in before 6:30 PM in order to receive dinner that evening.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station shuttle


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Free area shuttle within 1.00 km

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine.

Kurama Onsen’s small print

Also known as

  • Kurama Onsen Inn Kyoto
  • Kurama Onsen Inn
  • Kurama Onsen Kyoto
  • Kurama Onsen
  • Kurama Onsen Hotel Kyoto
  • Kurama Onsen Kyoto
  • Kurama Onsen Ryokan
  • Kurama Onsen Ryokan Kyoto


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kurama Onsen

  • Does Kurama Onsen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kurama Onsen does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kurama Onsen?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kurama Onsen?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Kurama Onsen?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kurama Onsen?
    You can check in from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kurama Onsen?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hiroya (2.5 mi), Nakayoshi (2.6 mi), and Hirobun (2.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 53 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful Experience
what an amazing experience. The onsen is beautiful, the staff is incredible and the experience is out of this world. I felt like I was back in Edo Japan. The rooms are incredible and the area is wonderful. They service so much food and are soo accommodating as well. Definitely give Kurama Onsen a try, it will be so worth it!
Anthony, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was an amazing experience. We came after visiting Tokyo and it was so calm and relaxing after a busy week in the city. We will visit again next trip to Japan!
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Average hotel with small onsen area
Second time stayed in an onsen hotel and this one is just ok. The futon is not quite comfortable so if you picky with your bed you might struggle falling asleep. It has two onsens: one outdoor and one indoor. Recommend the outdoor one as you get a good breeze from the view while soaking yourself in the hot water. The onsen area is a bit small compared to the other onsen hotel I went to last time. Both onsen are not exclusively to hotel guests, anyone pays for onsen entry fees can access, i.e. the onsen can get really packed in certain time/season. The dinner, which I expected the most, turned out to be an average one. In general, if you looking for a lifetime impressive onsen experience to treat yourselves, you might look for others.
DI, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very excellent stay, we didn't experience any of the things stated in some negative reviews on expedia. Amenities are new and the place looks so much better than what is shown in the pictures. Only thing that could be improved is that the baths/springa are a bit dated. They still provided an amazing experience, but the look of the onsen wasn't spectacular
ca1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The best experience in kyoto. They have very nice food and service
ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value for money, hotel staffs are extremely friendly
hk1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We loved the view of the mountains & friendly staff and service :)
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent service, excellent food, excellent onsen, excellent hospitality
sg1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Worth staying!
Overall the experience was great. Unfortunately there were a few mosquitoes or bugs in the room otherwise I had a great time.
us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Not worth the price. Check-in at 4pm and out at 10am. You have dinner around 6:30-7pm which allows you one, maybe 2 trips to the baths. You are served several courses in your room and food is mediocre at best. The next morning breakfast is served promptly at 8:30 and you are pestered to eat. My husband was told 3 times to eat while he waited for me. Again, food was mediocre and left us less than fulfilled. Even though we woke up early to hike, there was still a rush to get to the baths, eat, and check out at 10. Initially they would not drive us in their complimentary shuttle to the train station even though it was raining. They suggested a walk down the road for a bus that would take much longer to arrive in Kyoto versus the train, which we already had passes for. I would have much rather stayed at a Ryoken instead. Disappointed and left feeling like I wasted my money and time. Not worth an “authentic” experience when it doesn’t feel like the real thing.
Brandy, us1 night trip

Kurama Onsen