Koyasan Overview private tour


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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Portuguese (basic), Spanish (basic)

Deepen your knowledge about Koyasan, the religious wonderland with a private guide

I will take you on a 6 hour walking tour of the downtown, Koyasan after staying overnight at a temple, you open your eyes for the mysterious world.

Walking with a long experience guide who has been attracted and specialized in Koyasan will help orient you and show you some of the unique places, sites and stories.

Why don't you join my tour?
I'm sure I can give you the information that any guidebook won't give you.


10:35 Meet at KOYASAN Station or 11:00 at the Tourist Information Center at Ichinohashi
11:05-13:00 Walk along Okunoin.
13:15-14:30 Lunch and Shopping
14:45-15:45 Garan, the core temple complex
16:00-17:00 Kongobuji, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I'll meet you at Koyasan Station or in front of the Tourist Information Center at Ichinohashi

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Starting time and the day will be required.


Public transportation (bus) is used to move when it is necessary.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My services as your personal tour guide, my transportation and detailed brochure of Koyasan for future reference are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JYN - That is the admission fee for 3 spots and the basic lunch up to 2,000 yen, per person.
The tour drops for lunch at a local restaurant. But lunch is not included on the tour. So please pay by yourself.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Please purchase World Heritage Tickets or Kansai Thru Pass by yourself to come to Koyasan so that you can have some discount for the admission fee at some temples.

Admission Fee for the temples, your transportation, your lunch and drink are not included.
I drop you by a local restaurant for lunch but you should pay by yourself if you have lunch.

Starting time can be changed depend on your request but all the temples close at 17:00.


I am not permitted to guide in Portugues-only English.

A Recent Review of this tour

Koyasan is an intricate, complicated cultural, historical and religious entity, with a richness which requires deep interpretation and study. I was very fortunate to a spend a short time gaining insights into and learning the stories of Koyasan from Ms. Kaori. She served as an excellent teacher on historical and current Buddhist practices and the relationship between Shinto and Buddhism. Her engaging personality and focus took the chill from the cold, driving rain of that day on the mountain.
Douglas Boyle

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