Refresh at the open-air bath of Kurama Onsen surrounded by the nature of Mt. Kurama
Mt. Kurama is sometimes called the summer retreat of Kyoto, and in the middle of the mountain, you can find this hot spring resort, Kurama Onsen. This hot spring resort is especially popular among travelers because you can pop in for a bath. At the resort they have cherry and plum trees, maples and azaleas, so you can enjoy a beautiful view of nature all through the year. There is nothing as luxurious as the open-air bath at Kurama Onsen that uses Mt. Kurama as its background.
Kurama Onsen has three different plans: a plan where you can go to the open-air bath once; a plan where you can go to the inside bath and the open-air bath as many times as you want: and a plan where you also get to stay at the resort, for which you need a reservation. The have something for those who want a quick refreshing bath, but also something for those who want a relaxing day at a hot spring resort.
Kurama Onsen is an hour away from the center of Kyoto, but how about taking the time to go to the open-air bath surrounded by nature, and forgetting all about the worries of your mundane life, and spending a relaxing day in Kurama.