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Koya-san Extension

  • Duration

    2 days
  • Tour Type

    Short Stay
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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This extension takes you to the centre of Shingon Buddhism, Koyasan. Admire the beauty of Okunoin Cemetery and stay overnight in a 13th Century Temple.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Koya-san

    Day 1: Travel to Koya-san

    Start your journey to Koya-san by public transportation and take a walking tour of Koya-San before exploring the 16th century Kongobuji Temple. This afternoon, admire the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism through a visit to Garan Temple complex and transfer to Okunoin, home to Kobo Daisha's mausoleum, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. Tonight you will stay overnight in a 13th century temple in a traditional tatami room. (B,D)

  • Day 2

    Koya-san to Osaka

    Day 2: Koya-san to Osaka

    Rise early this morning to join the monks in their daily morning prayers before a traditional breakfast. After breakfast, transfer back to Osaka by public transportation. (B)

The best time to visit Japan is during spring (March to May) when the cherry blossoms are bursting into life and autumn (September to November) when the scenery is ablaze with colour.

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