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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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  • It is to control a water God. Black Horse shortage for the white horse flood response and role clearly seems. On weekdays during the day is, and not crowded and had a great time.
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  • We walked this route on a snowy day just before New Year. The walk through the Japanese cedar forest, covered in snow, was beautiful. The forest was a wonderful contrast to the temple gardens of Kyoto...  more »
  • Kurama Tengu is famous for, there are hot springs. Views of the mountains from the outdoor bath for hot springs, but the mind was healed! It is recommended!
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