Kurama Onsen

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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4.6 / 5Wonderful
84 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kifune Shrine
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto International Conference Centre
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    18 min drive
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    83 min drive

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  • Japanese Style Room, 10 tatami mats

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Futons
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About this area


Located in Kyoto, Kurama Onsen is in an area with good shopping. Gion Corner and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Kyoto Aquarium. Funaoka Thermal Bath and Kyoto Municipal Zoo are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the ryokan's quiet location.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kifune Shrine - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto International Conference Centre - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto University - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto Imperial Palace - 18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kinkaku-ji - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Kibuneguchi station - 6 min walk
  • Kokusaikaikan Station - 18 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 99 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine.

About this property

Kurama Onsen

3.5-star ryokan with free breakfast and free area shuttle
A restaurant, a spa tub, and free newspapers are available at this smoke-free ryokan. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Other amenities include free train station pick-up and free train station drop-off. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LCD TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free newspapers, and hair dryers.
Kurama Onsen offers 5 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet and hair dryers. This Kyoto ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
Kurama Onsen features hot springs and a spa tub. The ryokan offers a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This hot springs ryokan also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby and room service (during limited hours). An area shuttle within 1.00 km, a train station pick-up service, and a train station drop-off service are complimentary for guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kurama Onsen is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the ryokan include a spa tub.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
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.



Check-in between 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
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. Hotel contact information can be found on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax will 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 150 per person, per night

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

Please note that rates for children 0 - 6 years of age do not include separate bedding or meals.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

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. Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining). Parking height restrictions apply.

Property is 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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Free area shuttle up to 1.00 km
  • Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Hot springs
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Electronic bidet
  • Hair dryer


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • In-room dining only
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine.


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent onsen, excellent hospitality

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

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.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

The best experience in kyoto. They have very nice food and service

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

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