Mt Koya tour

Mt Koya Tour – 1 Day or 2 Days

Duration Full Day (9:30 – 18:30)
Price Adult $418/812     Child (6 – 11 years old) $367/761

Mt Koya is one of the most sacred mountains in Japan, located in a 900 metre high valley in Wakayama. This temple network began in 816 and is home to Okunoin Temple, the mausoleum of Koyasan’s founder, Kobo Daishi. Danjo Garan is a temple complex at the heartland of Koyasan. Close by, Kongobuji Temple is the headquarters of Shingon Buddhism. There are 117 temples along the streets of Koyasan and more than half of them have shukubo, temple lodging. Experience the unique spiritual atmosphere at Koyasan.


<1-Day Tour>
9:30 Nankai Namba Station

Gokurakubashi Station

Koyasan Station

Lunch (Japanese-style Bento Box or Shojin Ryori – Buddhist vegetarian cuisine)

Okunoin Temple (70 min)
The site of the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, one of Buddhism’s most important persons. Across the Ichinohashi Bridge starts Okunoin’s cemetery amongst the ancient cedar forest. A 2km long approach with over 200,000 tombstones leads to Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum.

Danjo Garan Temple Complex [Konpon Daito & Main Hall] (75 min)
A temple complex home to the vermilion lacquered Konpon Daito, a magnificent 48 metre tall pagoda, and Kondo, the Main Hall, originally built in 819.

From Koyasan Station to Gokurakubashi Station

18:00~18:30 The tour will end at Nankai Namba Station.

<2-Day Tour>
Day 1:
Same as 1-Day Tour until Danjo Garan Temple.

15:30~16:00 Temple lodging
Fukuchiin Temple
Enjoy Shojin Ryori, Japanese-style meal of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and onsen (hot spring). (includes breakfast on day 2)

Day 2:
6:00 Buddhist Morning Mass
Please advise if you wish to participate in the Buddhist Morning Mass

Breakfast (Shojin Ryori – Buddhist vegetarian cuisine)

Check out time 9:00
After check-out, explore more of Mt Koya at own your pace.
*There is no guide service on Day 2.

From Koyasan Station to Gokurakubashi Station

The tour will end at Nankai Namba Station.


– UNESCO World Heritage site Koyasan
– Okunoin Temple, centre of the largest cemetery in Japan
– Danjo Garan Temple Complex (Konpon Daito & Main Hall)

Tour Inclusions:

– English-speaking guide (day 1 only)
– All transportation
– Lunch
– Admission fees
– Dinner and Breakfast (2-Day tour only)

Tour Details:

Pick up service Not available
Guide service
English-speaking guide included
No guide on day 2.
Drop off service Not available
Meals 1-Day: Lunch
2-Day: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast
Participants Minimum 2 guests
Price Adult $418/812     Child (6 – 11 years old) $367/761
1. Public transportation will be used in the Mt Koya area. Seating may not be available.
2. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as some destinations require long walking distances.
3. It is recommended to bring warm clothing as temperatures can drop significantly in Mt Koya.
4. Lunch will be served in a Japanese-style bento box. Buddhist cuisine is available for those requesting vegetarian meals. Please apply to the guide on the tour date.
5. [2-Day Tour] A guide will accompany the tour until arriving at Koyasan Shukubo Fukuchiin Temple on day 1 of the tour. No guide will be present on day 2.
6. [2-Day Tour] Children aged 0-5 will be charged an additional ‘facility usage fee’ of JPY 1,080 unless reservations are made with child tour prices.
7. [2-Day Tour] Seasonal fee may apply – April, May, August, October, November