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Koyasan Half Day Tour ( World Heritage Site )

by Noriko
(5) Reviews
4h $ 187 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Okunoin
  • Mausuleum of Kukai
  • Kongobuji-Temple
  • Danjo-garan
  • Konpon-Daito
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186.90 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 35.60

Overview

Koyasan is a part of the World Heritage Site "Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range"
Having 1200 years of history, Koyasan is a mountain top religious town and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism.
There are 117 temples, over 200,000 gravestones and 52 "Shukubo", temple lodging.

We will visit two most sacred and popular spots in Koyasan effectively.

What to Expect

This tour covers two most important and sacred sites in Koyasan, Okunoin and Danjo Garan (Kongobuji-temple and Daito)

Surrounded by steep mountain ridges and deep forest, you will feel a spiritual world.

Observe daily ritual of serving food to Kukai

You may try Shojin Ryori (Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine) for lunch.

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Noriko Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Okunoin
  • Mausuleum of Kukai
  • Kongobuji-Temple
  • Danjo-garan
  • Konpon-Daito

Important

This tour is available from April to December.

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Daily ritual of serving food to Kukai starts at 10 : 30 at Okunoin.

You need to pay additionally in cash for transportation (guide), lunch( you and your guide ), entrance fee ( you )
train + bus 5,000 yen for your guide
1-day bus pass 830 yen per person
lunch**********yen per person
entrance fee : Kongobuji Temple 500yen, Konpon Daito 200yen,

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Koyasan
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide)
lunch (you and guide)
entrance fee( you )

If you want me to pick you up at another place, such as Kansai airport or your hotel in Osaka, there will be additional charge.
Depart From
Mount Koya , Wakayama
Meeting Point
At your hotel or Koyasan station
Ending Point
At your hotel or Koyasan station
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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 ( 5 )
Chelmy Chelmy Brazil ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Exceptional! More than a tour guide. ”

I have no words to describe how amazing Noriko-san is. She is a guide, but I was looking for someone to help to trace my family back in Wakayama-ken. She offered more help than I could have asked for and she did a lot more than could have ever asked anyone for. I get emotional by writing this because she is exceptional. She goes the extra mile to please her client, and we literally went knocking doors to look for my relatives. She is fantastic, a blessed soul in my life. Noriko-san, I will be forever grateful for your commitment and dedication and will never be able to thank you enough. Hontou ni arigatou gozaimashita.

Noriko:

Dear Chelmy-san, Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide for visiting your ancestor’s home town, and giving a warm comment. Though it was rainy, I think you could still have such a good time in Aridagawa-cho. I really wanted to find your relative for you. I’d like to show you some other interesting places in Wakayama, too. I hope we can meet again sometime soon.Thank you again for sharing the wonderful time. Best regards, Noriko

Todd Todd United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Guide with superior customer service ”

Noriko was the best guide we had during our 12 day stay in Japan. My family of 5, with 3 children, spend two days with her. Prior to our first meeting, she took her personal time and money to help me find my Japanese relatives about 45 minutes outside the city we were staying. I was amazed at the quality of her guide work and ability to communicate with my entire family. I would recommend her with 100% confidence

Noriko:

Dear Todd, Thank you for your compliment. I’m happy to have been able to help you out. I hope it became a good memory for your children, too. I will certainly see you again soon. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family! Best regards, Noriko

Quentin Quentin Australia ( Solo )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Yuasa food experience ”

I have an interest in traditional Japanese fermented foods and contacted Noriko via Triplelights for a visit to Yuasa, the home of Japanese soy sauce. We met at Yuasa train station and walked around town for the next five hours visiting two soy sauce makers, and a kinzanjimiso maker. Noriko had researched the tour thoroughly before I arrived, and was very professional, friendly and pleasant to be with throughout the tour. Soy sauce icecream with soy sauce topping was a surprise culinary highlight during the tour, as was wasabi kinzanjimiso. The spontaneous tour offered by a miso maker was most interesting to me, and the hands-on experience of making soy sauce at Yuasa Shoyu was a lot of fun. I'd also like to thank Noriko for suggesting the local specialty whitebait for lunch. Delici... read more

Noriko:

Dear Quentin Thank you very much for your kind message. You know very well about soy sauce and fermented foods. My knowledge about them was not very satisfactory but I am so happy that I could show you the birth place of soy sauce and you enjoyed walking the old historical town in Yuasa. The weather of the tour was perfect for walking. I hope you will come back to Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you then again. Thank you so much for joining my tour. Best regards, Noriko

Grace Grace Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Excellent Tour of Wakayama and the Cat Station Masters ”

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Noriko last week to Wakayama and to visit the Cat Station Masters. She is a very friendly, charming, knowledgeable and is passionate about what she does. Her english is excellent! Before the tour, she was very prompt to answers to my emails and made the extra effort to check out the information I requested regarding trains facilities, timing, special train type. And on the day of the walk, she made sure that we felt comfortable. She also brought us to a fantastic ramen lunch. Thanks for a great experience Noriko-san. Best Regards Grace

Noriko:

Dear Grace First of all, thank you very much for choosing me as your guide for your precious visit to Japan, and your compliment. I was very happy to see you and I’m glad you enjoyed Wakayama tour. I hope you will come back to Wakayama sometime again to visit Koyasan. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Noriko

Andrea Andrea Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A guide to Koyasan ”

We had a lovely day with Noriko at Koyasan. She arrived on time and had our day planned to make the most of the sites we were to visit. Background information was good and all our questions were answered. A very informative and special day - thank you Noriko!

Noriko:

Dear Andrea and family, Thank you so much for joining my “Koyasan 1 day tour” and giving a warm comment. Though it was freezing cold and rainy, we could still have such a good time in Koyasan. I would really like to say special thanks for your kind cooperation during the tour. I hope we can meet again sometime soon. Thank you again for sharing the wonderful time. Best regards, Noriko

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