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Kifune Shrine

180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-741-2016
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fascinating

There are many places in which people express their covenant with God. This time you can be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerzy O
popular shrine in deep wooded valley

A lot of people come out to Kifune to eat by the river, visit the shrine and climb Kurama mountain... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Dave_Cowley_Road
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180 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many places in which people express their covenant with God. This time you can be extremely surprised, because the uniqueness chosen by the people of this region is peculiar.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A lot of people come out to Kifune to eat by the river, visit the shrine and climb Kurama mountain. It has the feel of an important place of worship and is in a beautiful wooded setting in a deep valley

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This shrine is located in Kibune, a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto City. Best time to visit this place is summer. It's also a beaufitul spot to see autumn leaves in late November. You would need at least...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Beautiful authentic shrine in mountain area. Really off the tourist path and thus, well worth a visit. We went in winter and the moss with ice was stunning.

1  Thank imaginelle
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The train ride was pleasant , towards the end , nice greenery along the track . Unfortunately it was raining when we alighted at Kurama , an interesting station . We walked up to the rail car ( 90 yen each way ) . After...More

Thank setsucollis
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited in the early evening when the fires were lit, it has a special presence, overlooking the river which is sometimes lit up with candles.

Thank travellerjanelle
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It's a place in must go list . It's located far from Kyoto city which u need to take train by 51minutes. Advice to be visit this place at daily due to night time can't view the water fall and other side seeing by clear....More

1  Thank Kinki25
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

With Eiden train and bus, Kibune is easily accessible from downtown Kyoto. But the air in Kibune is refreshing. During Tanabata festival, there is a lightning. So, I strongly recommend you to visit in this period.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We decided to take a step further to Kyoto outskirts instead of plotting the visit plan to temples inside Kyoto. To get to Kifune, patience is needed. It is not so accessible compared to most of the temples around Kyoto, and extra fares are paid...More

Thank Rosemary6015
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

A beautiful and peaceful site. You get the history and a real taste of the spiritual life that built the shrine.

Thank Stephen N
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