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  • Address: Koyasan, Koya, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

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Mt Koya Tours

Mt Koya is at the center of Shingon Buddhism, which was introduced in Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi – one of Japan's most important religious figures. Built on a forested mountain top, the secluded temple village of Koyasan has since developed around the Shingon headquarters, which is also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum.

Koyasan is the ideal place to experience an overnight stay at a temple lodging (or shukubo). Around 50 temples in the area offer this type of visit to both pilgrims and other travelers, offering them the chance to experience a monk's lifestyle by eating, living, and observing prayer times just as they do.

Practical Info

Mt Koya can be reached by train from Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka via a scenic route through valleys towards the final stages of the journey. The cable car that leads up to Mt Koya is the longest in the country, and from the station at the top there’s a bus up to the holy areas. Koyasan tends to be around 5°C cooler than down on the plains, so bring warm clothes if you're visiting at any other time than the height of summer.

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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples, Osaka, null
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples

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In ancient times, a journey to Mount Koya, long considered one of the world’s most sacred mountains, could take several days on foot. These days, you can see ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.20
Japan Sakura Tour 11days, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days

Visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.           Mt.Fuji (View from Lake Kawaguchi), Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Iwami Silver Mine, Hiroshima, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 days (approx.)

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Private Guided Day Tour in Mt Koya, Osaka, Cultural Tours
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Private Guided Day Tour in Mt Koya

A perfect guide for Mt.Koya (Kōyasan) - the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum and the start and the end point of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. It is the ...  Read more

Location: Ito District, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.20

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