The Japanese healing art Reiki was born in Kurama on this mysterious mountain
Mount Kurama is a mountain in northern Kyoto where you can run into natural artworks. There are many primitive plants and the mountain looks almost like a jungle; a completely different sight from the hustle and bustle of the city. The roots of the trees are layered and entwined, there are fallen trees covered with moss, and it all looks like an artwork that will make you want to stop from time to time to take pictures of the scenery. Halfway up the mountain there is Kurama-dera Temple, the only temple in Japan to own its own railway. Kurama-dera Temple owns the cable railway that takes people up the mountain to the temple. The Mount Kuruma Cable Railway is the shortest railway line in Japan.
So, there are two ways to go up the mountain, either by the cable railway or by walking. Hiking up the steep mountain takes some stamina, but the beautiful nature of Mount Kurama will make the hike seem shorter than it really is. Mount Kurama is also the place where the Buddhist monk Mikao Usui created the healing art reiki, so some of you may be able to feel something mysterious at the mountain.