Koyasan 1 Day Tour

1 day tour to the spiritual Koyasan, home to many monasteries, famous for pilgrimage routes and temple stays

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Koyasan is home to an active monastic center founded twelve centuries ago by the priest Kobo Daishi for the study and practice of Esoteric Buddhism. It is the headquarters of the Koyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism, a faith with a wide following throughout Japan.

Situated on a small plain at the top of Koyasan is the sacred area known as the Danjo Garan, a complex of temples, halls, pagodas and Buddhist statuary that welcome visitors to this serene and hallowed place.

Surrounded by a thick forest of massive cedars, the area known as Okunoin, or the Inner Sanctuary, is the setting for a vast cemetery that features the mausoleum of numerous famous Japanese, including that of the samurai ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi as well as memorials to the spirits of soldiers killed in the Pacific War.

 

Highlights

  • Introduction to Koyasan
  • Fully guided
  • Okunoin
  • Danjo Garan

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Public transportation fee
  • Lunch
  • Visit Okunoin and Danjo Garan

 

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Itinerary

9:40am: Assemble at Swissotel Nankai Osaka (hotel). The assembly point is on the 6th floor at the bell desk. Swissotel can be accessed directly from Namba Station.

Lunch
Have lunch at the Ichinohashi Tourist Center.

Okunoin
Okunoin is the most sacred site for Daishi worshippers. It houses the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, and the promenade approaching the main temple complex is also the largest cemetery Japan. This beautiful and atmospheric collection of graves and monuments is a must for any visit to Koyasan.

Danjo Garan
One of the most important places in Koyasan, the Garan religious precincts is comprised of many religious and historical monuments.

Around 6:00 p.m: The tour disbands on arrival at Nankai Namba Station.

2 day tour of Koyasan staying in a temple is also available. For more information, please ask one of our reservation staff.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum of 2 people required for this tour to operate
  • Pick-up and Drop-off Services are not available
  • This tour will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking guide
  • The order of the tour itinerary is subject to change
  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 45 days prior to travel
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply