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Kurama-dera, Kyoto

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Located in isolated wilderness high on a wooded mountain, Kurama-dera represents a center of worship for an esoteric sect, revering deities of the sun, love, and power. Hike the steep path to the 8th-century temple (which will take around 30 minutes), enjoying the wind through the colossal cryptomeria trees and a Shinto shrine along the way. Alternatively, take the cable car halfway up. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this popular--yet untouristed--temple, and observe the forested valley from its terrace, set directly on a mountain slope. Take a look at our Kyoto road trip planner to schedule your visit to Kurama-dera and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I am happy to announce that the trail connecting Kibune to Kurama-dera is now back open, so it was nice to be able to walk it.  more »
  • In the aftermath of the Typhoon of the year 2018, which is closed to traffic from the shrine has taken down from the main mountain road between the vessel. Go osugi gongen. Wow Kurama station between fallen trees from Nino station was aboard the train, just to look. Both to the kibune shrine, Kurama mountain on the back once in the Hiei mountains train station we are going to be the time it takes note.
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  • I went here when snow falls.. Amazing place for relaxing your mind.. Please try to ride the cable car there.. Woooww.. Thaattss soooo amazing 😆
  • This mountain area has many temples and an hiking trail. I love it very much.
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