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"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples
"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples Gardens and Kofun Tombs""Your tour begins and ends at your central Osaka hotel. You will be driven around in a luxury car by a native English speaker who also speaks Japanese fluently.Itinerary8:30am - Pick up at your hotel in central Osaka.9am - Explore the temple dates back to the 6th century. Notable features include a classic Japanese garden a pagoda grand gates and shrines.10am - Transit from ***ennoji to Sumiyoshi Taisha10:30am - Tour the Sumiyoshi Taisha
From $225.00
 
"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples
"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples Gardens and Kofun Tombs""Your tour begins and ends at your central Osaka hotel. You will be driven around in a luxury car by a native English speaker who also speaks Japanese fluently.Itinerary8:30am - Pick up at your hotel in central Osaka.9am - Explore the temple dates back to the 6th century. Notable features include a classic Japanese garden a pagoda grand gates and shrines.10am - Transit from ***ennoji to Sumiyoshi Taisha10:30am - Tour the Sumiyoshi Taisha
From $225.00
 
"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples
"Private Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples Gardens and Kofun Tombs""Your tour begins and ends at your central Osaka hotel. You will be driven around in a luxury car by a native English speaker who also speaks Japanese fluently.Itinerary8:30am - Pick up at your hotel in central Osaka.9am - Explore the temple dates back to the 6th century. Notable features include a classic Japanese garden a pagoda grand gates and shrines.10am - Transit from ***ennoji to Sumiyoshi Taisha10:30am - Tour the Sumiyoshi Taisha
From $225.00

Most Viewed Transportation in Koyasan

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Town Bus Service

If you are visiting from Osaka for one or two days and buy the Koyasan – World Heritage Ticket (which I strongly recommend you do) bus travel within Koyasan for two days is included in that...
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Cablecar

Having arrived at Gokurakubashi via the Nankai Electic Railway train from Osaka we transferred, all of around 50 metres walk, to the Koyasan cablecar which would take us up the mountainside to...
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Koyasan-World Heritage Ticket

I was almost put off going to Koyasan based on the fact that everything I read about getting there made the whole process seem very complicated, not least the hideously complicated looking map of...
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Train

Armed with our Koyasan – World Heritage Tickets (see separate review) we got to Namba Station (Osaka) in time to catch the 7.24am train for our day-trip to Koyasan. With one change at Hashimoto (km...
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Nankai Koyasan Sabic

The Nankai group offers a transportation package that includes round-trip travel to Koysan by train and cable car, plus unlimited travel on Nankai busses within Koyasan. The package also includes a...
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Travel in Mount Koya

The Cablecar that takes you up to Mount Koya is the longest in the country. From the station at the top, you then take a bus up to the holy areas. If you want to see everything or want to travel on...
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From Osaka: Train, Cable Car, Bus

From Namba station, you can catch a local train to Koyasan, or a limited-express train, which costs a little bit more. It's very reasonably priced, I remember it was only eight bucks or so. You might...
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Bus services within Koyasan

There is a network of buses plying between Koyasan station and the two ends of Koyasan - Daimon on the western end and Okunoin on the eastern end. Stops are announced in both Japanese and English. Bus...
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Nankai Koya Line to Koyasan

To get to Koyasan, take the Nankai Koya Line from Nankai Namba station in Osaka. For best value, purchase a 2-day Koyasan Free Pass for Y2780 which includes round trip by train to Koyasan, cable car...
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Cable car

If you reach Koya-San by train, you will finish the ride in this cable-car, at first on a moderate hill, then on a steep one. Just ask for information from Osaka to go to Koya-San, they will tell you...
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Hotels Near Koyasan

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189 Ryujin Ryujinmura, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525, Japan
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47 Ryujin, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525, Japan
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42 Ryujinmura Ryujin, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525, Japan
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281 Komatagawa Ryujinmura, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0521, Japan
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4066 Hineno, Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, 598-0021, Japan
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1-8-1 Chayamadai, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, 590-0115, Japan
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Top Things to Do in Koyasan

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Okunoin

Mist and clouds shrouded the surrounding hills. Snow was gently falling. The wind was cold and biting. Still, when we visited, an extraordinary energy pervaded Okunoin, Japan’s largest cemetery and...
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Danjo Garan

In various other reviews on this page I have covered the main temples and constructions within Danjo Garan, or more particularly those I found the most interesting or attractive. This review features...
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Daimon Great Gate

While very few tourists use it to enter Koyasan, most entering via Koyasan Train Station, the Daimon, or Great Gate, is the sacred main entrance to Mount Koya. Like many day-trip visitors today, this...
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Kongobuji

The first temple on this site, Daidenbo-in, was built in 1133 by the monk Kakubun, with the support of the then Emperor, Toba. Nothing of this temple remains today. In 1593 shogun Toyotomi...
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Jufuku-in Temple - Burma War Veterans Memorial

The vast majority of the many temples in Koyasan are square or rectangular in shape, dark coloured (with the notable exception of the Konpon Daito Pagoda in the Danjo Garan) and have some form of...
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Nyonindo

In the past, there was a Nyonindo at every entranceway to Mount Koya, but today the only one that remains is located at the first stop of the bus across from the Otakejizou. The Nyonindo served as...
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"Mt Koya: center of Shingon Buddhism"
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