Mt. Koya, or Koyasan, is home to a sect of Japanese Buddhism called Shingon. The area was first settled in 819 by the monk Kukai and his followers when he established the first temple there. Besides learning about the historical and religious significance of spots around Mt. Koya like Okuno-in, a vast, atmospheric Buddhist graveyard which leads to the sacred mausoleum of Kukai (renamed Kobo Daishi in death), visitors to Mt. Koya can also enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and fresh mountain air. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this tour.
|Departure||05 Mar - 29 Nov 2018: Mon, Thu
(except 30 Apr, 3 May, 13 Aug, 24 Sep, 8 Oct 2018)
|Guide||English-speaking guide service is included.|
9:30am Assemble at Nankai Namba Station. Public transportation will be used to arrive at Mt. Koya
Upon arrival, you will enjoy a Japanese-style vegetarian Lunch at the Ichinohashi Kanko Center (60 mins)
Okuno-in Temple (70 mins) Walk along the 2km path to the temple in a solemn atmosphere lined with hundreds of thousands of small stone pagodas.
Danjo Garan Temple (75 mins) Danjo Garan Temple is a sacred place representing the concept of Shingon Mikkyo Buddhism established by Kobo Daishi (Saint Kobo).
Head back to Nankai Namba Station by public transportation.
5:45 - 6:00pm Tour disbands upon arrival at Namba station. Your guide can give you instructions on how to get back to your hotel.
1. Public transportation will be used in the Koyasan area. Seating may not be available.
2. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as some destinations require long walking distances.
3. It is recommended to bring warm clothing as temperatures drop significantly in Koyasan.
4. The order of the itinerary and lunch location are subject to change.
5. Children ages 0-5 will be charged an additional facility usage fee of JPY 1,080 as of 1st Sep 2015, unless reservations are made with child tour prices.