Mount Koya Highlights
Okuno-in Cemetery / Kongōbu-ji Temple / Garan / Koyasan-Reihokan
Mount Koya, or Koya-san (高 野山) is a sacred mountain in the Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, and is the religious capital of a branch of Buddhism: Shingon School, imported from China in 806 by Kukai , which received permission from the emperor to build a monastery there.
Set in ancient cedar forests on a plateau at 800 m altitude, the site is surrounded by eight peaks, making it look like a Lotus flower and its petals, a key element in Buddhist symbolism.
Most revered Shingon Buddhist site of Japan, it welcomes each year more than 1 million pilgrims.
After becoming a city, Koya possesses a religious studies university and many temples offer hospitality to many pilgrims and tourists.
We can book or give you the necessary information to spend a night in one of the temples.
Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)
- 08 hours Private Experience: JPY52,000
- + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate
Terms of payment
- 25% deposit paid upon booking
- Balance paid 35 days before departure
- Hotel or station pick up
- English speaking local guide
- Your guide’s transportation
- Food and drink costs – Please pay for the guide’s lunch
- Your transportation (~JPY5,000/day/pers.)
- Activity and entrance fee
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes
- This tour can also be done with private car
- In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply
- Remember that the price of the tour is the same for your entire group (from 1 up to 6 guests) – We don’t charge per person