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Mount Koya Art, Culture, & Historical

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Mount Koya Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

One Day in Mount Koya.  Feel the Sacredness and Holinesscover image

One Day in Mount Koya. Feel the Sacredness and Holiness

Mount Koya
6 hours

Mt. Koya is a very important part of the World Heritage site “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains”. Mt. Koya is in Wakayama Prefecture and I used to work for Wakayama Prefectural Government as a general manager of Cultural Heritage Division and I was also in charge of the World Heritage Project. I know this sacred mountain very well.

FROM$270/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)
【Okunoin, Garan & Kongobuji】 Private tourcover image

【Okunoin, Garan & Kongobuji】 Private tour

Mount Koya
4 hours

We are a group composed of monks living in Koyasan. We spent long years as monks at temples in Koyasan. We studied Buddhist teachings directly from Buddhist priests of Koyasan and interpreted them to foreigners. Friendly young monks will be happy to explain daily living, training at Koyasan temples that a general public can not see, and important teachings of the esoteric Buddhism.

FROM$430/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koyasan resident guides N.
Koyasan resident guides N.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
【Kongobuji & Garan】 Private tour with a Koyasan residentcover image

【Kongobuji & Garan】 Private tour with a Koyasan resident

Mount Koya
2 hours

We are a group composed of monks living in Koyasan. We spent long years as monks at temples in Koyasan. We studied Buddhist teachings directly from Buddhist priests of Koyasan and interpreted them to foreigners. Friendly young monks will be happy to explain daily living, training at Koyasan temples that a general public can not see, and important teachings of the esoteric Buddhism.

FROM$210/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koyasan resident guides N.
Koyasan resident guides N.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
Overnight trip to Mt. Koya from Osakacover image

Overnight trip to Mt. Koya from Osaka

Mount Koya
2 days

Mt. Koya is a very important part of the World Heritage site “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains”. Mt. Koya is in Wakayama Prefecture and I used to work for Wakayama Prefectural Government as a general manager of Cultural Heritage Division and I was also in charge of the World Heritage Project. I know this sacred mountain very well. In this tour we will visit Mt. Koya and walk the Women's Pilgrimage

FROM$480/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)
Okunoin&Ancient pilgrimage trails Lunch with panorama viewcover image

Okunoin&Ancient pilgrimage trails Lunch with panorama view

Mount Koya
3 hours

“Women Pilgrims Route” is said to be “the most beautiful trail” among the mountain paths around Koyasan. After attending a ritual in Okunoin, we are going to hike some of the “Women Pilgrims Route” that even forest experts recommend. At the end of the tour you will eat local specialties while watching the spectacular panorama of the mountains registered as World Heritage Sites.

FROM$430/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koyasan resident guides N.
Koyasan resident guides N.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
Koyasan one- day exploringcover image

Koyasan one- day exploring

Mount Koya
8 hours

we start from the west end of Koyasan mountainous Buddhism city, Daimon deva gate and finish at the east end of this highland,Okunoin through halfway points,Garan, temple facility complex and the general head temple Kongobuji. There are ancient stone monuments, neat row of age-old shops and Buddhist architecture. Guest would find out what they are with the beginning of Shingon Sect.

FROM$318/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tadashi N.
Tadashi N.
Meditation Experiencecover image

Meditation Experience

Mount Koya
1 hour

Private meditation hall surrounded by temple gardens.You can receive direct instruction from the monks. [Ajikan meditation] A 1200-year-old meditation method introduced to Koyasan by Kobo Daishi from the Tang dynasty. Explore your self in the pure air with a monk who guides people through daily meditation.The meditation hall will be specially reserved for you. Koyasan is a rare World Heritage Site that inherits not only Japan’s culture but also ancient India and the Tang Dynasty.

FROM$358/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koyasan resident guides N.
Koyasan resident guides N.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
Koyasan three-hour intensive exploringcover image

Koyasan three-hour intensive exploring

Mount Koya
3 hours

Shall we have a pleasure to enjoy eye-catching spots. In addition to Garan,Main spot, let's go to a temple inside, Kongousanmaiin,supporting temple of the head temple and also Sainanin temple.

FROM$127/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Tadashi N.
Tadashi N.
【Private】Okunoin Cemetery Day Tourcover image

【Private】Okunoin Cemetery Day Tour

Mount Koya
2 hours

Why don’t we visit “Kobo Daishi aka Kukai” together with the monk of Koyasan to Okunoin ? Monks who have license to guide in English take you an enjoyable tour to Okunoin cemetery. We will visit the following places: ◆ Gobyo is the place where Kobo Daishi aka Kukai still remains alive to this day. ◆Touching a tree of 850 years old ◆The biggest tombstone in Okunoin ◆Samurai graves such as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi ◆ The monument of Matsuo Basho and so on....

FROM$210/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koyasan resident guides N.
Koyasan resident guides N.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
Koyasan four-hour intensive exploring specialcover image

Koyasan four-hour intensive exploring special

Mount Koya
4 hours

Shall we have a pleasure to enjoy eye-catching spots. In addition to Garan,Main spot, let's go to a temple inside, Kongousanmaiin,supporting temple of the head temple and also Sainanin temple.

FROM$172/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tadashi N.
Tadashi N.
Mt. Koya and Women's Pilgrimage Routecover image

Mt. Koya and Women's Pilgrimage Route

Mount Koya
6 hours 30 min

Buddhism sacred mountain Mt. Koya was forbidden to women until the 19th century. Women were not allowed to enter the sacred place. Even so, women headed for Mt. Koya, walked the pilgrimage route, and finally walked the Women's Pilgrimage Routes to come closer. On this tour, we will walk a part the Women’s Pilgrimage Routes that still remain there, followed by visits to the Danjo Garan Temple Complex, Honzan Headquarters and the Inner Sanctuary Okunoin.

FROM$253/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)