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Mount Koya Tours

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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
(107 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$429/ 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)
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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$479/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(107 reviews)

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Mount Koya Tour Reviews

A Fabulous Guide

Hiroyuki is a knowledgeable and caring guide who took his time to explain the intricacies of the culture, religion and history of Koyasan and Japan as a whole. We were very lucky to have had such a wonderful guide.

Ricardo G.

It was very nice spending time with you and your family in Koyasan today. Many thanks to you all. It is very good to know that you liked culture and history of Japan. It is good as well to know that you liked food in Koyasan. It was nice to dine at the restaurant which catered to the Showa Emperor, wasn’t it? I hope that you will have wonderful days in Osaka as well. Please come to Japan again, there are a lot more to see and to experience here.

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Eduard W.

5 / 5
May 5, 2024

Overnight trip to Mt. Koya from Osaka

Mount Koya
2 days

Fantastic guide!

Hiro is an amazing guide! He explained everything we saw, helped us to understand much better Japan and its culture. Highly recommend him as a guide, also because of his kind and attentive manners. Fantastic job! Hope to see you again.

Eduard W.

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was really nice to spend time with you in Koyasan. I was very surprised with your knowledge about the religions in Japan. It's always nice to speak with someone with a lot of knowledge. It was also good to hear that you were in Japan for honey moon. Please come back to my area again, there are a lot more to see here.

Wonderful day with Nobu

I would highly recommend anyone visiting Koyasan to spend time being guided by Nobu. He was very kind, knowledgeable and fun to be with. It was great to learn so much about Koyasan, the beliefs and customs of the area and of the esoteric teachings. Being with Nobu meant he could bring everything I was seeing to life, with the history and its context, rather than what I could just see with my own eyes. There is no substitute for these insights and it gave the whole experience a deeper meaning for me. Thank you Nobu!

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