The night before, the staff at the front desk suggested I stop at the Kibune stop and then hike to Kurama, so that's what i did. I got off at the Kibune stop and walked along the road for about half an hour before reaching the west trailhead entrance.
From the entrance, the trail became a nonstop incline to the top.
After finishing the hike, I took a break in the town's outdoor hot spring. To enter, it was only 10 dollars.