the mysterious, sacred Buddhist centre with a private guide
The tour covers the attractions of Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Let's visit the deeper mountainous sacred place and feel the tranquil atmosphere of 1200 years of history.
It takes about 90 minutes from Osaka(Nankai Namba station) to Koyasan with railway and cablecar to get there. The area is a mountainous plateau at an altitude of 900 meters, so the temperature is basically about 8 degrees Celsius colder than Osaka city. Please take or wear your jacket just in case.
Please prepare JPY in cash and remove your shoes off at the entrance of Japanese buildings.
8:00am meet at your hotel lobby in Osaka.
take a train to Nankai Namba station.
take a 9:00am limited express train, cable car to Koyasan station.
take a bus and walk in the area.
2. Kongobuji temple,
3. Danjo Garan,
Lunch stop and others.
after 4pm, take a bus, cable car and limited express train to Nankai Namba station.
I'll see you off at your hotel in Osaka around 6:45pm.
The visiting schedule might be affected by the weather or another circumstances.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobby
End location: your hotel lobby
Duration: 10 hours 30 min.
Schecule might be affected by weather or another circumstances.
My time and services as your personal tour guide and transportation fare.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4740 JPY - Train ticket 3400yen(round-trip for train, cable car and bus). 780 yen(return trip for limited exp. reserved-seat).
Admission fee: Kongobuji temple(400 yen), Konpon Daito(160 yen).
Your personal expenses, such as souvenir, snack and drink.
*Guide-interpreters without special qualification must not drive a car or a bus for tourists.
*The Travel Agency Act prohibits including travel costs (meals, transportation and admission fees) in guide-interpreting fees.
*Insurance is not included.
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We were a group of six who had a wonderful day experiencing the traditions and history of Koyasan. Hiroko always communicated promptly and friendly leading up to our day tour. She met us at our hotel and returned us safely in the evening. All transport was handled very smoothly, something we wouldn't have been able to do without Hiroko's guidance. Hiroko is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the history and religious traditions of the Buddhist monks. We very much enjoyed our lunch together. Thank you.