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"Koyasan", Explore the history of Esoteric Buddhism and Feel the spiritual world

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1 day $ 205 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Danjo Garan Complex:Kongobuji Temple,Konpon Daito,Kondo,Chumon,Sanko-no-matsu
  • enjoy eating buddhist vegetarian cuisine at Shukubo
  • Reihokan Museum
  • Okunoin Area:Sando,Kobo Daishi Gobyo

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Overview

Koyasan is located in Kii Peninsula where almost all part of the land are covered with mountains and forest. Buddhist priest Kukai, later called Kobo Daishi, founded Kongobuji Temple for training monastery of Shingon Esoteric Buddism dating back 1,200 years. This spot has been worshiped as secluded haven and sacred place since establishment.

What to Expect

Koyasan is listed on the World Heritage as part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.
After one and a half hours' train ride from Osaka to the highland of 900 meters up in the mountains, we visit Kongoubuji Temple by bus.
This tour includes visiting two sanctuaries named "Danjo Garan Complex" and "Okunoin".
At Danjo Garan area, you can learn the history of Koyasan, especially mysterious Sanko-no-matsu may inspire a feeling of reverence.
After visiting Danjo Garan, buddhist vegetarian cuisine is waiting for you.
Okunoin area consists of Kobo Daishi Gobyo(Mausoleum of Kobo Daishi) and more than 200,000 tombs for people of all classes in the forest of old cedar trees.
You may experience the real spiritual world there.

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Highlights

  • Danjo Garan Complex:Kongobuji Temple,Konpon Daito,Kondo,Chumon,Sanko-no-matsu
  • enjoy eating buddhist vegetarian cuisine at Shukubo
  • Reihokan Museum
  • Okunoin Area:Sando,Kobo Daishi Gobyo

Important

Reservatios are required for buddhist vegetarian cuisine at Shukubo Honnoin.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
What‘s not included
traffic expenses between Nankai Namba station and Koyasan station for 4080 yen for you and the guide
bus fare at Koyasan area for 700 yen for you and the guide
admission fee for Kongobuji:500 yen・ Kondo:200 yen・ Konpon-Daito:200 yen・ Reihokan:600 yen for you and the guide
buddhist vegetarian cuisine for you and the guide: 3800~
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Osaka city/Nankai Namba Station
Ending Point
at your hotel in Osaka city/Nankai Namba Station
Duration
1 day
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 56 )
Laura Laura United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Great tour with a knowledgeable guide ”

Hiro-san was very friendly and was happy and eager to answer our questions relating to the tour and Japan in general. His tours have been an absolute highlight of our stay in Japan and we will be sure to book another if we are ever in the area again. We got to see many of the best attractions the city had to offer and eat some great food too!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Laura, I appreciate your leaving five-star rated review on the tour with me. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was also very honorable for me to attend your honeymoon tour on this occasion. I wish you a happy marriage with Chris and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Robyn Robyn Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very professional ”

Very pleasant and professional and considerate - we have him for many days so please no more surveys until the end of our time with him - yr business if very helpful but these constant reviews intrusive in a busy holiday - I do not want to spend every day answering yr emails, please!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Robyn, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a prompt review on me. I am looking forward to the tours with you from now on. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A delightful customized tour in Kyoto! ”

My son and I had a delightful day with Hiro-san as our guide in Kyoto. We had requested the Sagano Bamboo Forest, the Saihoji Temple (moss garden), and the Katsura Imperial Villa--the last two requiring applications--and Hiro-san pulled all of them into our itinerary plus the Togetsu Bridge, lunch at a Japanese restaurant, and a visit to the Nishiki Market (which we requested at the last minute). Hiro-san is a knowledgable, personable, patient and organized guide with a great command of English. We enjoyed bantering with him about all kinds of issues--culture, history, lifestyles, etc. Hiro-san was a great sport about it all, and we enjoyed the tour and our time with him very much. We highly recommend Hiro-san for customized tours.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Carol san, I appreciate your leaving rave review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I had a very pleasant time with you and Keith. I shall be happy if the tour with me would be of help to Keith understand the matters in Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Daniel Daniel Brazil ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing!! We had lota of fun! ”

Hiro was super fun. Took us to amazing places in Kyoto, great restaurants and had great knowledge about local culture. Hiro watch out for the deers ;) Thanks for the wonderful time!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Daniel, I appreciate your taking time to leave such a rave review on 3-day tour with me over Kyoto and Nara. I am the one who enjoyed the pleasant days with you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nara highlights. ”

Absolutely loved our day with Hiro. Excellent English and a warm nature made our day. Hiro never seemed to tire of our many questions and had an extensive knowledge of the ancient sites . Finished the day with a toy museum to our daughter’s delight. He also will send us the photos he took. I highly recommend his services. Regards Ian,Lisa &Ian

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ian, I appreciate your prompt and very favorable review on the tour with me over Nara. I am pleased to hear that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of some help to you understand the culture and history of Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Lisa and Emma. Best Regards, Hiroyuki Fukui