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Mt. Kurama, Sakyo

4.6
#2 of 21 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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  • Culminating at 584 meters, the hike to the top of Mount Kurama can be done either from Kurama station or from Kibune (accessible via shuttle buses). Count a good half-day walk a little physical, but in beautiful landscapes and traversing a multitude of temples. If you leave Kibune, you can relax at Kurama onsen on the other side of the hill.
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  • The hiking trail on this mountain is well cared-for and scenic. Lots of tough climbs with the Kurama-dera en route.  more »
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