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Koyasan Okunoin

550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2011
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples
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“moss covered” (6 reviews)
550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was part of our recent tour, otherwise it would not have been on my itinerary. It is certainly different, the trees are magnificent and some of the moss covered graves interesting. Maybe if we visited when the monks were processing or chanting it would...More

Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Okunoin Cemetery at Koyasan is absolutely amazing. You can day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka using the fantastic train services. The cable car train up the mountain is an experience not to be missed. It is often raining in Koyasan, so make sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Serene, spiritual and a unique experience. One of my favourite things to see in Japan so far

Thank jmyj109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmospheric late afternoon walk through Okunoin, Just the scale of the cemetery, the trees towering over the moss- covered graves & statues all add up to a unique Koyasan experience. Finishing at the hall of lanterns, where you purify through dusting your hands with powdered...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited twice, during the day and on the night tour, and enjoyed the daylight visit most. The century old trees are stunning, and remain invisible at night. There are some detours from the main path, which are worth exploring.

Thank brienanni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked part of this cemetery at night, the walkways are light up at dusk all the way to the temple, it is so quiet that it is surreal, only in daylight do you realise the size of the area and height of the cedars....More

Thank Eamonn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like nothing I’ve seen or experienced before. An long walk through an immense necropolis passing though ancient graves along the way. The walk is worth it just to see the enormous trees that cover the graves below with their shadow. The ground is wet and...More

Thank Phil_Montafia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely recommend going for the 6 am chanting - the path to the mausoleum is lined with these lanterns on posts, and the visual effect is quite stunning. At that time, one will be stuck by how quiet the cemetery (and, actually, a lot...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The finale of our tour was a visit to Okunoin. This is the area that Kuukai, the high priest that founded Kouyasan chose as his burial place. As Kuukai is thought to have achieved awareness of the universe (satori) and gained immortality by doing so,...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an ancient cemetery and easily walked in a hour. Start at the far end from the mausoleum and walk all the way in. I wish I had read more about the history before starting because there are ancient graves and monuments here that...More

Thank TerryfromToledo
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
You have to catch a replacement bus service from Hashimoto train station to Koyasan. It does add to the total journey time but we had no issues when we went to Koyasan recently. Enjoy
30 December 2016|
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Response from deco502016 | Reviewed this property |
Fine to do it alone at night but also go back in the day as it is a different experience then!
Ann T
12 March 2015|
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Response from Rhiannon K | Reviewed this property |
Ekoin runs it, but I think it's open to everyone. I stayed at the Koyasan Guesthouse and the manager there told us about it and organised the payment.