Koyasan Half Day Tour ( World Heritage Site )

Noriko I.

4.56(9) reviews
Mount Koya
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

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 two most sacred and popular spots in Koyasan effectively.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or Koyasan station

Okunoin

Mausuleum of Kukai

Kongobuji-Temple

Danjo-garan

Konpon-Daito

Ending Point

At your hotel or Koyasan station

What to Expect

This tour covers two most important and sacred sites in Koyasan, Okunoin and Danjo Garan (Kongobuji-temple and Daito)

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Koyasan

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide)

lunch (you and guide)

entrance fee( you )

If you want me to pick you up at another place, such as Kansai airport or your hotel in Osaka, there will be additional charge.

Important Information

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 pay additionally in cash for transportation (guide), lunch( you and your guide ), entrance fee ( 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,

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Irene W.

Dec 12, 2019

Visit to Wakayama

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.

Noriko I.

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

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Judy C.

May 7, 2019

Lovely lady

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.

Noriko I.

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.

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Allen K.

Apr 17, 2019

Koyasan One Day Tour

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.

Noriko I.

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

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Daniel T.

Oct 6, 2018

Truly deserving of it's exceptional 9.9 rating

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

Noriko I.

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

$188/ per group

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