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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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  • In short it built for the pilgrims from the eizan electric railway Kurama station cable car to Kurama-Dera Temple. Takes a visit to Kurama-Dera Temple (¥ 300) and cable (¥ 200). Make a cable for the elderly and people with disabilities think people vary in their values, but the 200. It said "high"? Kurama-Dera Temple is really nice. A solemn feeling. Are confident in the foot health, walk 1 km over the kibune shrine. It is a place called Minamoto no Yoshitsune trained body in childhood. Modern people becoming top-heavy, the body becomes so dull?
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  • It is a temple on the Summit of the mountain of Kurama Tengu to live. Before entering the main hall of the pavement in front of BTW bow from manners was like. The temple can be reached by cable-car has had more.
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  • Center is crowded with tourists, but this is still summer. Fun atmosphere and walk around and around.
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