Mount Koya: Japan’s Holiest Mountain

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.

Journey Highlights…

Okuno-in Cemetery / Kongōbu-ji Temple / Garan / Koyasan-Reihokan

We can give you the necessary information to spend a night in one of the temples.

Full day (08 hours)
1 person JPY29.000
2 persons JPY17.000/pers.
3 persons JPY13.000/pers.
~ 6 persons JPY11.000/pers.

For more than 6 persons please contact us.

  • Departure Point: Hotel Lobby
  • Ending point: TBD
  • Departure Time: TBD
  • Days: Everyday
  • Max # of person: up to 6
  • Transportation: Public transport


  • Your private and personalized tour
  • Your guide transportation, entrance fees and her/his lunch up to JPY1.000


  • Your transportation and entrance fees (~JPY3.000/day/pers.)
  • Your lunch
  • Taxi if requested