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Mt. Kurama, Kyoto

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#2 of 17 in Nature in Kyoto
Head up Mt. Kurama to find a place central to the region's natural and spiritual heritage. Topped with a famous temple and shrine, the forested hills are reputedly the home of Sojobo, King of the Tengu (Shinto gods and spirits who inhabit the forests and mountains). The hill has also become known as the birthplace of reiki: fans of the holistic practice flock here to witness the place where the founder of reiki, Mikao Usui, after 21 days of meditation, received the healing energy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mt. Kurama and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto vacation tool .
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  • The trail in which you will go to the lingbao, have been closed. Because I've been looking forward to hiking it was shame, but Yuki shrine to lingbao, and Kurama-ji Temple Inner Temple.
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  • We'd been looking forward to attending the Kurama Fire Festival for quite some time, and numerous online videos and travel programs show it to be an amazing cultural experience that's not to be missed...  more »
  • A very nice place, you have to upload to walk a good piece of the mountain or take a cable car run, and even so you will need to walk a good piece between nature, temples and Japanese ancient lampposts and bridges. It has a good number of shrines and you can go to the Kifune shrine, through a path in the mountain. Within the complex you can find a small museum very interesting, I will certainly repeat. Beware the víboras, Hornets, and bears. I will repeat soon. Ah, has good views from the top.
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