Koyasan is a part of the World Heritage Site "Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range"
Having 1200 years of history, Koyasan is a mountain top religious town and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism.
There are 117 temples, over 200,000 gravestones and 52 "Shukubo", temple lodging.
We will visit most of the popular spots effectively.
At your hotel or Koyasan station
Gobyo ( Kukai mausoleum )
At your hotel or Koyasan station
This tour covers the must-see sites in Koyasan.
Surrounded by steep mountain ridges and deep forest, you will feel a spiritual world.
Observe daily ritual of serving food to Kukai
You may try Shojin Ryori (Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine) for lunch.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Koyasan
transportation fee (you and guide)
lunch (you and guide)
entrance fee( you )
This tour is available from April to December.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Daily ritual of serving food to Kukai starts at 10 : 30 at Okunoin.
You need to additionally pay in cash for transportation, lunch for you and your guide, and entrance fee for you.
train + bus 5,000 yen for your guide
1-day bus pass 830 yen per person
lunch 1000-2000 yen per person
entrance fee Kongobuji Temple 500yen, Konpon Daito 200yen, Kondo Hall 200yen , Reihokan-museum 600 yen
If you have food allergy, please be sure to let me know without hesitation.
I just returned from a trip to Japan which included a trip to a small town just outside of Wakayama City. Noriko helped me locate my relatives. She and I met my cousin and her son. We went to visit my grandparents’ home and the shrine where they are buried. My cousin arranged a short memorial service conducted by the shrine’s priest. Since I don’t speak Japanese she interpreted for me. It was a day I will always cherish. Thank you Noriko for helping to make it happen.
Hello Irene Thank you for your kind review! It is really encouraging for me. I was also glad to be with you on your first visit to your ancestor’s hometown. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Noriko
Noriko is a lovely lady who travelled 3 hours to be our guide in Koyasan. She was already waiting at our hotel when We arrived from Nara so we were able to start walking with her right away.
Judy Thank you for your review. I’m sorry we couldn’t visit every place we planned because of bad weather. I think I should have prepared for sudden change in weather in the mountain. Please come back to Wakayama . Thank you again and take care.
Noriko did an excellent job in modifying her one day Koyasan tour to start and end from a hotel in Osaka for a group of six people. Without Noriko's help, it would have been difficult for first time visitors to Japan to navigate the transportation to and from Koyasan, especially during rush hours. I highly recommend Noriko as a tour guide.
Dear Allen Thank you for your comment on my tour. I’m glad to learn your safe return home, hopefully with pleasant memories in Japan. I look forward to meeting you all sometime again. Noriko
Noriko is a highly competent and conscientious professional guide. I thoroughly enjoy spending the day with her and will book her again on my next trip to Wakayama which incidentally is a very interesting place and outlaying cities like Yuasa is worth a visit
Dear Daniel I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your kind review. It is my great motivation for future tours! Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Noriko