Explore Koyasan (from Osaka)

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If nature brings mankind closer to the cosmos, then Koyasan is its embodiment
From¥12,498

~ USD 115.46

If nature brings mankind closer to the cosmos, then Koyasan is its embodiment
From¥12,498

~ USD 115.46

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  • Toyota Alphard1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
  • HiAce Grand Cabin1-8 People, 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
  • HiAce Luxury Cabin 1-8 People (with 6 spacious captain seats & 2 regular sized folding seats), 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
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1 Day (12 Hours)
Availability : All year around
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN OSAKA.

You can pick your hotel, Itami Airport, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within OSAKA CITY.

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY19,076 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE (TOYOTA ALPHARD) = JPY95,380/GROUP

+ JPY12,498 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE (HIACE GRAND CABIN) = JPY99,980/GROUP

+ JPY13,185 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE (HIACE LUXURY CABIN) = JPY105,480/GROUP


Each booking will be charged per vehicle, irrespective of the number of passengers. The price per person will depend on the number of passengers in your group travelling in a single vehicle. Please note the maximum occupancy limits for each vehicle while booking. 

Toyota Alphard
HiAce Grand Cabin
HiAce Luxury Cabin
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ Vehicle designated in selected package (either a Toyota Alphard, HiAce Grand Cabin or HiAce Luxury Cabin)

+ English speaking driver (the driver is not a guide & may only have basic English skills)

+ Tolls, Highway Fees, Parking Fees, Fuel (and other associated vehicle costs for this itinerary)

 

HOW CAN I ADD A TOUR GUIDE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within OSAKA and then proceed to your chosen destination options.

Please type in three options from the following after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

Option 01: Okunoin

Option 02: Daimon Gate

Option 03: Kongobuji Temple

Option 04: Kondo Hall and Konpon Daito Pagoda

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

In the year 816 AD, a monk by the name of Kukai (774 ~ 835 AD), posthumously named Kobo Daishi, founded Shingon Buddhism and the monastery complex known as Koyasan. Located in the lush Koya-Ryujin Quasi-National Park, it is said that the 8 peaks and basin resemble a lotus, making it an auspicious location. For over 1,200 years Koyasan has flourished as an active monastic center, and is one of Japan’s most sacred sites.

We start off in Osaka. After picking you up in one of our luxurious private vehicles, we will drive you through some truly spectacular views to the three destinations of your choice.

 

Option 01: Okunoin

Okunoin Explore Koyasan Private Package Tour

Okunoin is the site of the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), the founder of Shingon Buddhism and one of the most revered persons in the religious history of Japan. Instead of having died, Kobo Daishi is believed to rest in eternal meditation as he awaits Miroku Nyorai (Maihreya), the Buddha of the Future, and provides relief to those who ask for salvation in the meantime. Okunoin is one of the most sacred places in Japan and a popular pilgrimage spot.

 

Option 02: Daimon Gate

Daimon Gate Explore Koyasan Private Package Tour

Daimon gate stands 25.1 meters tall. In addition, the statues inside are called the Kongo-Rikishi (Guardian Deities) and watch over the main entrance to Koyasan. These statues are the biggest statues in Japan, second place go to Todaiji in Nara. Both statues are about 5.5 meters tall.

 

Option 03: Kongobuji Temple

Kongobuji Temple Explore Koyasan Private Package Tour

This temple, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon esoteric Buddhism, was established by Kukai and has approximately 3,600 branch temples throughout Japan. It is located almost right in the center of the mountain top. Don’t miss the beautiful fusuma (panel) paintings of seasonal flowers and birds, as well as Banryu Garden, Japan’s largest rock garden.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adults: JPY500 per person (Kongobuji Temple only)
Adults: JPY1500 (combination ticket that includes admission to other sights on Koyasan)

*Opening times and fees depend on season

 

Option 04: Kondo Hall and Konpon Daito Pagoda

Kondo Hall Explore Koyasan Private Package Tour

The Kondo Hall is a large wooden temple hall where major ceremonies are held. The building has burned down multiple times over the centuries, and the current hall dates back to 1932. It enshrines an image of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of medicine and healing. Next to the Kondo Hall stands the vermilion Konpon Daito Pagoda, a 45 meter tall, two tiered, tahoto style pagoda.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adults: JPY200 per person (Kongobuji Temple only)
Adults: JPY1500 (combination ticket that includes admission to other sights on Koyasan)

*Opening times and fees depend on season

 


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Osaka.