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Mt. Kurama, Kyoto

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#2 of 18 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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  • Tour guides tell you 3-4hrs, that is about right if you don't stop for photographs and taking your time looking at temples, trees & views. It took us nearly 5hrs but don't let this put you off. We did...  more »
  • As a mountain of Kurama mountain was famous, is pretty hard. I think hiking is a big mistake. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes to go with moderate resolution. I went at the root of kibune shrine Mt. Kurama from took more than two hours.
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  • Kurama-Dera Temple Kurama mountain 九十九折ri and tree root path to walk, climb, mythological round legend but many remain there. Is the place you want to stroll slowly, bathing. Put the hot and very nice.
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