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Mt. Koya

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Mt. Koya

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Koya-cho, Ito-gun Wakayama Prefecture
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Mt. Koya Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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Mt. Koya Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Our nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains!<br><br>If you would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya is for you! Meet your guide at Koyasan station, your private guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests.<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
US$103.61 per adult
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Tjasa C wrote a review Apr 2020
136 contributions20 helpful votes
The mount Koya is the unique place with you must visit on your travel to Japan. There so many zen Buddhist temples which you can visit and stay there. Try just one night, which include vegetarian meals, meditations with monks,..
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Date of experience: May 2019
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ggm wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii1,439 contributions51 helpful votes
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At least 60 of the 117 monasteries here now accept guests (20 years ago there were four willing to take foreigners). An extraordinary place, requires time to appreciate.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Helen K wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the 3 day Kansai Thru train pass and Mt Koya reached its limits (so we really felt we got our money's worth!) The JR pass doesn't go there.When we arrived at the top of the cable car (included in Kansai Thru pass) (which was fun to travel in on a steep angle), we decided to walk to the town. It was a pleasant 30 min walk on the road (virtually no traffic) with wonderful views . There is a bus, too, but we like to walk. The town is lovely, lots of temples, a Family Mart (for cheap cappuccino) and a great tourist Information centre. There was an American guy there who spoke fluent English!!! Yeah, the first ever in Japan. He was interesting and it was great to talk, we were about to eat picnic lunch outside the tourist centre but we were invited in where there were tables and chairs and water and toilets. Fabulous as it was 4 C outside. Exploring the famous cemetery was amazing with huge tall trees and interesting tombs and a pleasant walk. We walked back through the town, along the road to the cable car late afternoon and just made the cable car (it only goes about once per hour). Only one car passed us and we saw the twilight over the mountains - so pretty. If you are adventurous and like exploring, this is a great day trip from Osaka.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Shariann L wrote a review Jan 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States111 contributions82 helpful votes
Unworldly beautiful, this mountain complex of temples, monasteries, and a small village should not be missed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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epicure49 wrote a review Nov 2019
Chichester476 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed with the young monks at Yochi-In and absolutely loved walking around this stunning mountain-top enclave of Buddhist temples. This is surely what all we tourists expected and wanted of Japan. Peace and quiet in a remote wooded area... beautiful shrines and temples with an other-worldly quality so far removed from the hubbub of your normal lives. I took too many photos to show here but have included just a few... A very definite MUST VISIT place.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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