The rural town of Kurama is located at a distance of about an hour from the Kyoto city center in the northern mountains. Kurama, as a tourist destination, is popular because of its temple Kurama-dera and its hot spring and its hot spring. In fact, the hot spring at Kurama is the most easily accessible hot springs from Kyoto.

Kurama also offer outdoor and indoor baths at Kurama Onsen, which is a ryoken located at the upper end of the town.