2-Day World Heritage Site - Mt. Koya Tour (With English-speaking Guide on Day 1)

Activity Japan, 〒542-0076 Osaka Prefecture, Chuo Ward, 難波大阪市5丁目1−60 Published on: 01-07-2016

09:00 AM - 05:15 PM
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2-Day World Heritage Site - Mt. Koya Tour

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Why 2-Day World Heritage Site - Mt. Koya Tour (With English-speaking Guide on Day 1) is special ?

  • Visit Mt. Koya, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range."
  • Enjoy a stay at a temple lodging and dine on authentic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
  • On Day 2, enjoy exploring Mt. Koya (Koyasan) on your own.

What to explore at 2-Day World Heritage Site - Mt. Koya Tour (With English-speaking Guide on Day 1)?

Day 1

09:00 - 09:40 Hotels in Osaka City  

From hotels in Osaka City to Swissotel Nankai Osaka

09:40 Depart from Swissotel Nankai Osaka  

Go to Nankai Namba Station on foot

From Nankai Namba Station to Gokurakubashi Station  (90 min) 

(Nankai Railway, Limited Express, reserved seat)

From Gokurakubashi Station go to Koyasan Station  

Depart Koyasan Station  

Go to Ichinohashi Kanko Center by bus.

[Remarks] Public transportation will be used for transfers within the Koyasan area. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

Lunch (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine)  (60 min)

Okuno-in Temple  (70 min) 

The highlight of Koyasan. Walk along the 2-kilometer path to the temple in a mystical atmosphere lined with hundreds of thousands of small stone pagodas.

[Remarks] There will be a lot of walking at each destination on this tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Danjo Garan Complex  (75 min) 

The Danjo Garan Complex is a sacred place representing the concept of Shingon Mikkyo Buddhism established by Kobo Daishi (Saint Kobo).

Head to Koyasan temple lodging  

The guide will accompany you until arrival at the Koyasan temple lodging.

16:00 Koyasan Temple Lodging

Enjoy a Japanese-style meal of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine in a temple lodging situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests staying at the Fukuchiin temple lodging may also relax in hot springs.

DAY 2

06:00 - Morning Chants

Participants who wish to participate in the Buddhist morning chants may do so. It starts at 6:00.

Checkout from Temple Lodging

Free time after checkout.

Checkout Times:

Fukuchiin Temple Lodging 9:00 / Sojiin Temple Lodging10:00

Go to Koyasan Station  

Head to Koyasan Station by bus

From Koyasan Station to Gokurakubashi Station  

From Gokurakubashi Station go to Nankai Namba Station  (90 min) 

(Nankai Railway, Limited Express, reserved seat)

16:45 - 17:15

Nankai Namba Station

Addtional information

1. This tour uses public transportation in the Koyasan area. Note that seating is not guaranteed.

2. This tour involves a fair amount of walking at sightseeing locations, so please wear shoes and clothes which are comfortable to walk in.

3. The temperature in Koyasan is about 8 degrees Celsius lower than in Kyoto and Osaka. Please bring warm attire.

4. The order of the itinerary and the lunch venue are subject to change.

5. The guide will accompany you until arrival at the temple lodging in Koyasan on Day 1. There is no guide on Day 2 so please follow the itinerary on your own.

6. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

7. For the Koyasan temple lodging, please choose between Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin and Sojiin.


Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide until arrival at the temple lodging in Koyasan on Day 1, Lunch on Day 1, Accommodation charge (dinner and breakfast included), Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour

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Duration
6.0 days
Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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