This was a great day trip that allowed us to temporarily leave behind the amazing urban part of Kyoto.
We took the train to Kibune (the second to last stop on the Eiden Eizan main line). Then there's about a 20-30m walk uphill, with no shortage of beautiful green, quiet, scenery, until we reached the small town of Kibune, a beautiful, small, village to explore. Once we we were ready to head to Kurama, we found the mountain trail.
It's a nice hike, the incline of which is pretty steep at times, but it's a well traveled path with tiny temples and shrines along the way. Kurama is known for it's temple, and the grounds and view are stunning.
**Note : On Oct 22nd, the Kurama Fire Festival takes place. It's an epic festival, so if you're in town and decide to go, be prepared for crazy train lines and crowds!
(The picture included in this post is in Kibune, along it's tranquil river)