Journey To Where It All Began

A Pilgrimage to Japan for Students of Any Level of Reiki

October 9-16, 2020 2020 Tour Cancelled due to Covid-19
Christopher Tellez, Reiki Master, and Yoshie Hara, tour guide, will lead your Reiki pilgrimage tour of Japan
Your guides Yoshie Hara & Christopher Tellez in Japan

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.

Payments and Deadlines
The tour fee is US $3,595 per person based on double occupancy.  A non-refundable deposit of US $1,000 is due upon registration to hold your space. We will accept payment in full or partial payments and accrue the balance until your account is paid in full. The final day to register for the tour is September 1, 2020, and that is also the final day to pay any remaining balance on your account.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy accommodations from October 9-16
  • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Our exclusive Reiki Historical Guide to Japan
  • All local transportation
  • Admission fees
  • Professional guide service
  • Provided interpretation from Japanese to English
  • Organizational costs

More Details

Flights: Flights to and from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to coincide with the Japan Reiki Tour are not included, and are the responsibility of each person who registers for the tour.

Tips for Guide: In Japan, it is customary for tour groups to collectively give a tip of between $35 and $50 per day to the tour guide. Please expect to contribute about $50 to the tip pool near the end of the trip. It is also common, but not required, to bring a small gift from your country for the guide.

The itinerary: The tour itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions in Japan at time of travel, however we don’t anticipate any substantial changes.

For More Information Contact
Christopher Tellez, 415-800-8790,

About our Guides

Photo of Yoshi Hara, Reiki Tour Guide and leader of Reiki Spiritual Pilgrimages to Japan
Tour Guide Yoshie Hara leads Reiki Spiritual Pilgrimages in Japan

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.

Photo of Christopher Tellez, Reiki Master, of the San Francisco Reiki Center
Reiki Master Christopher Tellez of the SF Reiki Center

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.