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Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
5 out of 5
445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $777 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
8.63 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (241 reviews)

"Everything was perfect and the room was very comfortable. dining room was good and food"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto-Karasumagojo
2.5 out of 5
423 Matsuyacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $28 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
8.26 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"値段の割に手ぶらで宿泊できて良かったです。コンビニも近いので何かと便利でした。"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto-Karasumagojo
Kurama Onsen
3.5 out of 5
520 Kurama Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free Cancellation
The price is $325 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
0.29 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)
Terribly Disappointing

"I have visited Japan several times a year for the last 20 years, working for a Japanese company, and have been to 7 other Onsens previously, ranging from basic to elegant, so do have a good frame of reference. I admittedly have high expectations, as I felt justified for $800/night, and was somewhat ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Kurama Onsen
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Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)
3.5 out of 5
17 Nishi Kujoin-machi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
9.13 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"This property's best feature is it's location. Across the street from the Kyoto main train station - you have access to plenty of food choices from sit-down restaurants to on-the-go meals. A large AEON mall is next door (entertainment, restaurants, shops - including a Daiso dollar store). Easy sightseeing ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
3 out of 5
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $27 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
7.8 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Good Nature Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
Inaricho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $171 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
7.87 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
Excellent but no breakfast

"Great hotel with wonderful design. The room are beautiful and comfortable. Nice choice of restaurants and a nice market place. Too bad there is no breakfast served. That was a bummer!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Good Nature Hotel Kyoto
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
5 out of 5
Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $911 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
7.03 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

"Just brilliant. service, restaurant, cafe, spa, everything is perfect. definitely I'm coming back soon"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
3 out of 5
535 Karatsuya-cho, Shijo Horikawa Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $19 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
7.81 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)

"Excellent condition, spacious room for a business/tourist hotel, peaceful. Expedia's strict cancellation/change rules almost forced my colleagues to pay for 10 nights even the business meeting schedule had changed for shorter two stays. Luckily the hotel was flexible and accepted the change against ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
3 out of 5
678 Oomandokoro-cho, Karasuma-dori Bukkoji Sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
7.99 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (751 reviews)

"Rooms are clean, and the staff is very welcoming. Location is right next to Shijo station, so walking distance to Nishiki Market or Yasaka Shrine. Bathroom was big enough."…"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
3.5 out of 5
105, Machigashiracho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is $94 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
7.43 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (241 reviews)

"This property was so well designed and built and we really loved staying here with our family of 5. From the sliding doors that cover the windows and the kitchenette to the toys and play area in the lobby for our kids, we will absolutely be staying at Mimaru properties any time we can. My kids loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
Hotel M's Est Shijo-Karasuma
3 out of 5
41 Motoakuojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $30 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
7.79 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"It was cheap but still provided us with everything"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Hotel M's Est Shijo-Karasuma
Kyoto Crystal Hotel 1
3 out of 5
15-2, Higashikujo Higashiiwamotocho, Minami Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is $35 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
9.12 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
7min walk fr station but not bang for the buck

"Way too expensive for what you get. The rooms are much smaller than how they look in the photos. No windows or views so the room gets stuffy. Good for a one person short stay. Toilet is loud. Can hear cleaners in neighbouring rooms. Hallway had sensor lights only and cannot be switched off so it ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Kyoto Crystal Hotel 1
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
4 out of 5
707-2, Higashi-Shiokoji-cho,Shichijo-, Sagaru,Karasumado-ri,Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
8.87 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (918 reviews)
great rooms and location

"Great location. Right next to the station and Yodobashi Camera Building that basically has everything you need! Due to COVID measure, there was no buffet option for breakfast, but they accommodated to what we wanted and liked. The Pho was excellent! The rooms were great."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto-Shijokarasuma
2.5 out of 5
474 Setoyacho, Nishikikoji-sagaru, Yanaginobanba-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $28 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
7.71 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)

"The price was great. people were great. I love the location. It was confortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto-Shijokarasuma
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
10.16 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
3.5 out of 5
187 Ebisuyacho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $51 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
8.02 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (136 reviews)

"Nice design hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
4 out of 5
74 Nakajimacho,Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $60 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
7.38 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"The staff was always helpful, even with the coronavirus going around"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
410-3 Shimomaruya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $27 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
7.33 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,136 reviews)

"This was my second time staying here. Great staff who were very helpful and friendly. Hotel is in a great location - downtown area and close to train stations. Rooms are small but that is typical of Japanese hotels. Very clean rooms and great amenities."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto
Hotel M's Plus Shijo-Omiya
3 out of 5
114, NishikiOmiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $30 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
7.87 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,003 reviews)

"The staff were amazing and helpful. I felt like I was home and everything was spectacular! Whenever I come back this is where I will stay. No questions asked. Thank you for taking care of me during my stay!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

Hotel M's Plus Shijo-Omiya
Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi
3 out of 5
44-1 Higashikujo Kamitonodacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
9.18 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (468 reviews)

"Quite, Comfort and easy for transportation. We dropped luggage in morning but staff is not well prepared whencheck in Anyway, overall is acceptable. We had good time on Kyoto."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi
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Visiting Kurama

Visitors can enjoy all that Kurama has to offer including the mountain views and temples. The relaxing and culturally-rich setting also entices those visiting the city. Top sights around the area include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple.

  • There are 1744 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area
  • The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), 29.3 mi (47.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kobe (UKB), 45.2 mi (72.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kurama

Notable city landmarks like Yuki Shrine and Kurama-dera Temple might be worth a visit. Additionally, you might want to add Kurama Hot Spring to your agenda.

Below is a top rated place to stay based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Kurama Onsen - This 3.5-star ryokan features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.

Popular places to visit outside the city include Kyoto Imperial Palace, 6.4 mi/10.3 km from the heart of the city, and Nijo Castle, which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

Getting Around Kurama

If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at Kibuneguchi station. Kurama may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Kurama

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 61°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 34°F
  • From April to June, the average is 85°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 92°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 77°F as the daytime average and 36°F as the nighttime average
  • About 45.47 inches of rain falls on Kurama each year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Kurama?
Based on our traveler data, Kurama Onsen is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3.5-star ryokan offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Two other choices for your trip to the area are Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto and RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kurama, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Kurama.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kurama?
For more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Kurama, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
Where is the best place to stay near Kurama-dera Temple?
Adjacent to Kurama-dera Temple, Kurama Onsen is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star ryokan offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good choices close by include Kibune Fujiya and Kibune Hiroya.
What about the best place to stay near Kurama Hot Spring?
One of the top choices for your stay is Kurama Onsen, located next to Kurama Hot Spring, and this 3.5-star ryokan offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Kibune Fujiya and Kibune Hiroya are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What are some hotels with pools in Kurama?
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto: 4-star hotel, 9-minute walk from Kyoto Tower. Provides an indoor pool, a children’s pool, and 6 restaurants.

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