Mt. Koya or Koyasan, is the home of a Japanese sect of Buddhism called Shingon. The area was first settled in the year 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 Okunoin - a vast atmospheric Buddhist graveyard that 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. Here, you will enjoy a lunch of authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine at Henjoko-in Temple, Eko-in Temple, or Tentoku-in Temple.

Departure 06 Jan - 20 Dec 2019: Daily (except: 13 Aug)
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1

Mt. Koya

9:00am Nankai Namba Station Before boarding the Nankai Electric Railway, please go to the Nankai Information Center and pick up your tickets. Ticket pick up is available starting from the day before tour departure. Continue to the following via public transport.
Mt. Koya You are free to see the sights on your own and are provided with discount coupons for various admission fees and a Koyasan bus pass. We recommend visiting Okunoin (mausoleum of Kukai) and Danjogaran, the heartland of Mt. Koya.
12:30pm Lunch Enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine at Henjoko-in Temple, Eko-in Temple, or Tentoku-in Temple. After, take a tour with English guidance.
Nankai Namba Station Arrive back to Osaka via Nankai Railway. Tour will conclude upon arrival.

  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Discount coupons for admission
  • English-guided tour at Hejoko-in Temple, Eko-in Temple, or Tentoku-in Temple.
1. If you do not pick up your tickets at Nankai Information Centre, you will be unable to join the tour. Nankai Informatin Centre is open from 9:00am to 20:00. Tickets can be picked-up the day before departure.
2. Minimum participants required: 1
3. Lunch will be pre-reserved at a set time (vegetarian menu). Please refer to the itinerary sent to you by the day before the tour to confirm the lunch location. Please do not be late for the lunch start time.
4. It is recommended to bring warm clothing as temperatures drop significantly in Mt. Koya.
5. Participants are free to choose their desired train departure times. However, please note that additional fees will be requred for limited express trains (JPY780 / Adult / JPY 390/ Child as of 1 Sep 2015).

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