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[Kongobuji & Garan] Private tour with a Koyasan Buddhist monk

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2h $ 137

Highlights

  • 【Kongobuji】 ◆Banryutei (Japan’s largest rock garden) ◆ Yanaginoma (Willow Room: Hidetsugu suicide room) ◆Tensuioke (Rain Barrel) ◆ Kyozo (Scripture Storehouse) ◆Shoro (Bell Tower) ◆ Daigenkan & Kogenkan (Entrance) ◆ Ohiroma & Jibutsuma Umenoma (Plum Room) ◆ Betsuden (Temple Annex) ◆ Shin Betsuden (New Temple Annex) ◆ Shoin Jodan no Ma (Gold Leaf Wall) ◆ Courtyard ◆ Okushoin (Resting Area for the Imperial Family) ◆ Chigonoma (Page Room) ◆Tsuchimuro (Earth Room) ◆ Kitchen
  • 【Garan】 ◆ Kondo (Golden Hall) ◆ Konpon Daito (Great Pagoda) ◆ Chumon (Twin-tiered & five-sectioned gate) ◆ Miedo (Great Portrait Hall) ◆ Miyashiro (Shrine Complex) ◆ Rokkaku Kyozo (Hexagonal Depository of the Scriptures) ◆ Saito (West Tower) ◆ Kujyakudo (Prayer for Rain) ◆ Jyunteido (Temple for pabajja)

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137.08 USD

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1 person 137.08 USD
2 people 149.04 USD
3 people 161.00 USD
4 people 172.96 USD
5 people 184.92 USD
6 people 196.88 USD
7 people 208.84 USD
8 people 220.80 USD
9 people 232.76 USD
10 people 244.72 USD
11 people 256.68 USD
12 people 268.64 USD
13 people 280.60 USD
14 people 292.56 USD
15 people 304.52 USD
FREE cancelation 8 days prior

Overview

We are a group composed of monks living in Koyasan. We spent long years as monks at temples in Koyasan. We studied Buddhist teachings directly from Buddhist priests of Koyasan and interpreted them to foreigners. Friendly young monks will be happy to explain daily living, training at Koyasan temples that a general public can not see, and important teachings of the esoteric Buddhism.

What to Expect

From the viewpoint of the monk, we will talk about esoteric teachings that will support your mind for the rest of your life.

【Arrangement service】
Free service
• Wi-Fi
• Photo data
• Rental traditional clothes
• Rosary
• Write your name in Japanese by calligraphy
• Special compensation by travel agency (in case of emergency accident)

Fee‐based service (Please contact us for further details)
• Experience of meditation, sutra writing, marriage ceremony and fire ritual.
• Arrangement of tour transport, food, and accommodations is also available.

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Highlights

  • 【Kongobuji】 ◆Banryutei (Japan’s largest rock garden) ◆ Yanaginoma (Willow Room: Hidetsugu suicide room) ◆Tensuioke (Rain Barrel) ◆ Kyozo (Scripture Storehouse) ◆Shoro (Bell Tower) ◆ Daigenkan & Kogenkan (Entrance) ◆ Ohiroma & Jibutsuma Umenoma (Plum Room) ◆ Betsuden (Temple Annex) ◆ Shin Betsuden (New Temple Annex) ◆ Shoin Jodan no Ma (Gold Leaf Wall) ◆ Courtyard ◆ Okushoin (Resting Area for the Imperial Family) ◆ Chigonoma (Page Room) ◆Tsuchimuro (Earth Room) ◆ Kitchen
  • 【Garan】 ◆ Kondo (Golden Hall) ◆ Konpon Daito (Great Pagoda) ◆ Chumon (Twin-tiered & five-sectioned gate) ◆ Miedo (Great Portrait Hall) ◆ Miyashiro (Shrine Complex) ◆ Rokkaku Kyozo (Hexagonal Depository of the Scriptures) ◆ Saito (West Tower) ◆ Kujyakudo (Prayer for Rain) ◆ Jyunteido (Temple for pabajja)

Important

If a tour has to be cancelled due to a rainy weather, we will refund the tour price in full.

It is possible to change the meeting place and the finishing place within Koyasan.
It is also possible to arrange Buddhist experiences, a shuttle accompanying the tour, meal and accommodation facilities in Koyasan.
We recommend you to join our tour with shoes that are easy to walk.
Since there are few places where you can use credit cards in Koyasan, we recommend that you bring cash.
Your lunch and drink are not included, we drop by a local restaurant for lunch.
It is also possible to accompany lunch, but in that case please pay lunch fee for the guide.

What‘s included
Guide fee, free Wi-Fi, photo data, rental traditional clothes, write your name in Japanese by calligraphy, special compensation by travel agency (in case of emergency accident)
What‘s not included
Common ticket for visiting temples: 1500 JPY/ person (It works at any of the six temples and can be purchased for just one fee.)
Guests' transportation fee (World Heritage Koyasan one-day free bus ticket Adults: 830 JPY / Children: 420 JPY)
Lunch (about 1500 JPY/ person)
Depart From
Mount Koya , Wakayama
Meeting Point
Kongobuji mae bus stop (in front of a public toilet)
Ending Point
Garan Chumon
Duration
2 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel on the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 1 and 2 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 80% charge.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 7 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 30% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Anne Anne Luxembourg ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A must do in Koyasan ”

What a wonderful experience and a nice informative tour! Getting to know inside information is clearly a plus and you also get to ask information about Buddhism from a specialist if you are a layperson. This tour made me want to know more about Buddhism. It was fun and Nobu also gave me a few tips on what else to visit/ do in Koyasan. I can’t thank him enough and would highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Koyasan! It was one of the highlights of my trip to Japan!