Japan Reiki Tours
Journey To Where It All Began
A Pilgrimage to Japan
for Students of Any Level of Reiki
October 9-16, 2020
Accompanied by Reiki guide & translator Yoshie Hara and Reiki Master Christopher Tellez of the San Francisco Reiki Center, we’ll start in Kyoto on October 9th to connect to the spirit of Japan and learn historical context of the times in which Mikao Usui lived. Then we’ll head to Kurama where we will stay in a traditional Japanese onsen allowing time & space to exchange Reiki and soak in the healing thermal waters. We will climb Mount Kurama daily 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.
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.
The tour fee is US$3,595 per person based on double occupancy. The upgrade for a single room is an additional US$775. Every effort will be made to ensure single occupancy for those who pay the upgrade, but at the Kurama Onsen it is not guaranteed due to lack of space, and we won’t know until close to the time of the trip if there will be space at the onsen for people to have single rooms. A non-refundable deposit of US$1,000 is due immediately upon registration to hold your space. The balance is due September 1, 2020, payable by credit card.
- Double occupancy accommodations from October 9-16
- Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- All local transportation
- Admission fees
- Professional guide service
- Provided interpretation is from Japanese to English only
- Organizational costs
Flight arrangements to and from Kansai International Airport (KIX) are not included, and are the responsibility of each attendee.
A note on the itinerary: The tour itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions in Japan at time of travel.
Please Note: In Japan, it is customary for members of tour groups to give a tip between $35 and $50 per day to the tour guide and driver. Please expect to contribute about $50 to the tip pool. It is also common to bring a small gift from your country for the guide.
For more Information, please contact: Christopher Tellez, 415-800-8790, email@example.com
About our Guides
Yoshie Hara has 12 years experience as a professional guide. Her expertise of the history of Japan, and vast knowledge of temples and shrines offers a deeper experience to our pilgrimage. She guides in Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, Hiroshima, Takayama, Hakone, and Tokyo. She has led many Reiki Pilgrimage Tours, including those organized by the late Phyllis Lei Furumoto, lineage bearer and granddaughter of Hawayo Takata. Yoshie has also guided a number of tours with the eminent Reiki historian Dr. Justin Stein. She lives in the Kansai area of Kyoto, loves hiking and walking, and she especially loves guiding at spiritual sites such as Koyasan, Kumano Kodo, and of course, Mount Kurama. Ms. Hara is also a Reiki Practitioner.
Christopher Tellez is a Reiki Master and founder of the SF Reiki Center. He first visited Japan with Grandmaster Phyllis Lei Furumoto, who authorized him to continue leading Reiki tours of Japan using the resources and itineraries she first created to impart a full Reiki experience and contextual history of the life and times of Reiki’s founder Mikao Usui. Christopher is a member of The Reiki Alliance, the international organization of Reiki Masters founded by the students of Hawayo Takata, and serves on the boards of both the Northwest Reiki Gathering and of Reiki Centers of America. He is a former board member of Reiki Foundation International, the Reiki Home Project.