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Koyasan one- day exploring

8 hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

we start from the west end of Koyasan mountainous Buddhism city, Daimon deva gate and finish at the east end of this highland,Okunoin through halfway points,Garan, temple facility complex and the general head temple Kongobuji. There are ancient stone monuments, neat row of age-old shops and Buddhist architecture. Guest would find out what they are with the beginning of Shingon Sect.

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  • pilgrimage road with monuments following from the town under this mountain and Buddhist cosmology
  • Garan area representing Buddhist world where important Buddhist events are conducted,also as monks' training facility since building creation
  • Okunoin area with the grandeur of mausoleum where there are huge number of celebrity's tombs in the various periods topped by Kobodaishi sleeping after his death

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What to Expect

We will experience Buddhism world which has brought continuous belief to people from the every past to present-day people and restore the refreshment in this mountain far from the din and bustle of a great city. Tour gets you not only deepening cultural knowledge of Japan, but also, back to the workings of nature, and would make aware of what human beings is.

Departure & Return

Depart From from Koyasan,Kansai Airport,Osaka city, Nara, Hashimoto city of Wakayama, Sakai city of Osaka and so on
Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Kansai airport,station in Osaka, Kobe Kyoto city and Nara,Hyogo,Osaka or Kyoto prefecture or your accommodation in Osaka city or Koyasan. Tell me what you want.
Ending Point the same above, or tell me what you want.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only
☆ watch profile site carefully : within 3 persons- 32000 yen for 8 hours , and please check others.
I can manage hours and persons up to 7 people flexibly, please ask.

What‘s not included

☆ transportation fee
☆ meal (1000~2000 yen per person depending on eating places) , entrance fee(around 1000 yen per one place/ the fee for whole several places discounted ), etc


Nice to meet you. Welcome to my message. It is my pleasure to guide you across Japan.
I am a private school teacher and also a navigator of temple cafe and temple's office worker.
Of course, I am a certified national English speaking guide in Japan.
I have lived in many major cities and traveled in various parts in Kansai area since I graduated from junior high school. I am a college graduate and the age is 56. I have many qualifications like travelling and teaching English. If you pay my round transportation fee to the distant area,accommodations in addition to the usual guide fee, transportation and meals during the tour, I can travel far from first meeting point into Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo,or so.

As a standard guiding course, there are Nara,Kyoto, Hyogo(Kobe), Osaka and Wakayama.
Especially in these courses as well, you need to pay my round transportation fee from home and to home.
Because I live in a little bit the countryside, though I usually go to work for Osaka area.
OSAKA : 2500 yen
Koyasan in Wakayama : 1000 yen

☆ When you have accommodation plan with me for the same accommodation or different accommodation of the same spot, it is OK if you pay for all the accommodation fees of yours and mine.
☆ For your choice of 8 hour tour : need to pay for lunch
☆ For your choice of over 8hour tour : pay for lunch and dinner
☆ overnight : lunch and dinner, breakfast and lunch of the next day

→ regarding [Once-a-week Morning Osaka Castle exploring or Yodo-gawa(Oukawa) river boat cruising on Friday only (without lunch time)] My round transportation fee is not needed to pay because of my special project. Just pay for our round transportation fees and entry fee or cruising fees including my portion,and if necessary, other expenses during the tour. And please make a reservation until two weeks before the day. Contact me.

!! Other days except Friday (ASK ME, might be possible according to conditions, see the notice of corresponding page)

Besides, especially in December throughout March,sometimes my guide is unavailable because the weather condition is not good.

# Transportation fee and lunch of you and a guide will be paid by the customer.
# Regarding Hotel meet up, apart from meet up cost, you need to pay my transportation fee of the day.
# If you book me before sending an inquiry, please note you may be requested to pay extra guide fee for hotel meetup.

HOW TO PAY my round transportation fee
Please pass payment amount on cash only, Japanese yen, just for the day to me directly on the spot as early as possible after meeting up.
The amount will be mailed to you as extra expenses in advance on the internet.

Koasan is one of world heritage sites.Tourists need to follow good behaviors and right mind and heart observing prescribed rules and manner.
Please decide whether it is one day exploring to go around just Koyasan or it is one day exploring for sightseeing in Koyasan including transportation hours from our meeting place. By the way, regarding transportation hours, If KIX(Kansai Airport) , it takes around 83 minutes by taxi to Koyasan station, it takes around 130 minutes except transit time by train to Koyasan station. Please mail me and consult with me for this condition and others. Besides,there is EFG CARS service as announcement from this homepage site company.One car accommodates 9 passengers.
if you need this, I can contact them. Feel free to request after your deciding. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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