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Mt. Koya Day Trek

Roam through Mt. Koya and unravel its spiritual wonders

Osaka 36 Booked

Explore Mt. Koya's famous temples at your own pace and then end the day with a Buddhist vegetarian lunch

  • Revel in the spiritual serenity of Mt. Koya's historical temple and take in the mountain's natural landscapes

  • Experience eating like a Buddhist monk Henjoko-in Temple, Ekoin Temple or Tentoku Temple

  • Enjoy exploring Mt. Koya at your own pace and leisure

What We Love:

Wander independently through the misty woods of Mt. Koya, the center of Shingon Buddhism. Kobo Daishi, one of Japan's most important religious figures, created the Buddhist sect in 805 and built its first temple (Garan Temple) in 826 after traveling for years to find the perfect place to ground his religion. Now over 100 temples line the streets of Koyasan. On your journey through Mt. Koya you'll eat a Buddhist vegetarian lunch in one of the mountain's famous temples and explore at your own pace and leisure. This 1-day trek is a fantastic outing for anyone craving an un-guided peaceful adventure.

Activity Details

1 Day


Min 1

Meet Up

24 Hours



  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day

Inclusive Of:

  • Open itinerary
  • Mt. Koya bus pass
  • Train tickets
  • Discounted attraction tickets
  • English speaking guide (only during the Buddhist lunch)
  • Lunch (vegetarian)

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up and return hotel drop off


  • Collect your ticket from the Nankai Information Center
  • Travel to Gokurakubashi Station (90min)
  • Travel from Gokurakubashi Station to Koyasan Station (5min)
  • Mt. Koya Sightseeing (without guide)
  • 12:30pm meet up for lunch at Henjoku-in Temple, Ekoin Temple or Tentoku-in Temple
  • Travel from Koyasan Station to Gokurakubashi Station (5min)
  • Travel from Gokurakubashi Station to Nankai Namba Station (90min)
  • Tour ends at Nankai Namba Station

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Public transportation is used with non-reserved seats
  • Before boarding Nankai Electric railway, pick up your tickets at Nankai Information center
  • Participants can choose their own train departure times. Additional fees are required for express trains
  • The location of the lunch will be on your itinerary, which will be delivered a day before the tour
  • Mt. Koya is colder than Kyoto and Osaka, so wear warm attire
  • Information on how to pick up your train tickets, the itinerary and an English map will be sent to your accommodation location the day before the tour
  • Please provide us with the address, post code and telephone number of your accommodation location. Also provide the name that the reservation is under and the check in date, so your tickets and itinerary can be sent
  • If the accommodation is a personal residence please provide the name of the householder

Insider Tips:

  • Wear a comfortable pair of shoes for walking and warm attire!

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Collect your ticket from the Nankai Information Center
  • Address: 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture, Chu-o-ku, Osaka Nanba 5-1-60 Nankai Nanba station 1F
  • Tour ends at Nankai Namba Station


  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour



Many of the temples are really beautiful. The meals we were served was naturally vegetarian, but of a very high standard - delicious.


Very beautiful and interesting destination away from hustle and bustle of Osaka City ... with hindsight wished we had stayed for the night ... perhaps next time!!


Unfortunately there was quite some construction going on. But our guide was fantastic!

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