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2023 Reiki Pilgrimage Tour

We’ll be accompanied by a professional Japanese Reiki guide and translator, Hiro, Reiki Master Christopher Tellez of the San Francisco Reiki Center, and Dr Justin Stein. We’ll start in Kyoto on April 21st to connect to the spirit of Japan and learn some historical context for the times in which Mikao Usui lived, then we’ll take a day trip to Tokyo where we will be joined by the foremost historian of Reiki, Dr. Justin Stein, for a tour of Usui’s memorial and family grave, and other important sites of the Meiji era that were influential to Usui. That night we’ll return to Kurama with Dr. Stein, and the next day he will lead us on a tour of Mount Kurama, the birthplace of Reiki. We will climb Mount Kurama three times and visit the sacred spots Usui Sensei would have experienced as he ascended the mountain for the fateful 21-day fast and meditation that led him to Reiki. We will also descend the mountain to Kibune, one of the most beautifully scenic riverside towns in Japan. Yoshie will lead us for two more days of tours around Kyoto to places such as the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the tori gates of the Fushi Inari Shrine to help us get the historical view of Japan and to experience the culture, both ancient and modern.

To ensure an intimate and fully interactive experience, this tour is limited to 14 travelers, and all should have been initiated into the first level of Reiki before the tour begins.

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