Mt. Koya, or Koyasan, is the home 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 Okunoin, 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. 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 2018: Daily
Meals Breakfast 0
Lunch 1
Dinner 0
Guide English-speaking guide service is included.


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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