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Mt. Kurama, Kyoto

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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. For Mt. Kurama and beyond, use our Kyoto itinerary maker to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • Amazing walk and nature. If you are a nature lover, do not miss this half day trip. Take the train to Kibune and walk until Kurama to finish in the Onsen  more »
  • I joined Kyoto Fun hike and It was a great way to do something different from city urban tours. Beautiful views with a guide that knows the place, interesting spots, curiosities and information comple...  more »
  • By now you have done the JR trains, all 18 cars, now it is time to take a one or two car trip up to Mt. Kurama. If you have ever done Reiki, this is ground zero. Reiki began on this mountain when Dr. ...  more »