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5.0 out of 5

"My friend and I spent 4 days, 3 nights here and we were both completely blown away. The staff is excellent; they are helpful, friendly, polite, and in ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 21 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star ryokan near Kifune Shrine

In Kyoto

With a stay at this Sakyo Ward ryokan, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Kurama Hot Spring and 2 miles (3 km) of Kurama-dera Temple. Also, Kifune Shrine is within 3 miles (5 km) and Kyoto International Conference Centre is within 6 miles (10 km).

Hot springs, dining

Hot springs and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free ryokan. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking. You'll appreciate the free area shuttle, free WiFi in public areas, and luggage storage.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Along with free WiFi, the 5 guestrooms offer refrigerators and LCD TVs. Room service, free newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

Japanese Style Room, 10 tatami mats

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.Futon Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kurama Onsen ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Kurama Onsen

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Unrivaled hospitality deep in the mountains

Pros: The quiet surroundings, the food, and the wonderful baths.
Cons: I cannot think of anything to improve.
Location: Kurama is a quiet little spot in the mountains, so there's many traditional shops, an enormous temple complex (Kuramadera), and paths to wander.
My friend and I spent 4 days, 3 nights here and we were both completely blown away. The staff is excellent; they are helpful, friendly, polite, and incredibly professional while still being approachable. The rooms are simple (it's a ryokan), but the tatami mats and the chairs provided are incredibly comfortable. The meals are excellent, everything is prepared to perfection and the servings are massive. Neither my friend nor I are seasoned foodies, so cooking your own was a very unique experience, and we tried so many new foods we lost count. The area surrounding it is peaceful, you're far removed from the hustle and crowds of Gion, in fact you're on the last stop of the train, but this is a good thing. Kurama will pick you up, whisk you to their inn, and treat you like royalty, and the outdoor baths are phenomenal. Highly, highly recommended.

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Property Features

Kurama Onsen offers its guests hot springs and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Kurama Onsen also features 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 free. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Kyoto ryokan is smoke free.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) (116.8 km / 72.6 mi)
  • Train station: Kurama Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 1.00 km and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Refrigerator
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toilet with electronic bidet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 9 AM.

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the ryokan include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hot springs on site

Spa Services

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.

  • Indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. 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.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
  • Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining).
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