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Address: Koyasan | Okuno-in, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Fantastic, but start at Kudoyama

Well, its been a few years, but as one of the most memorable of my recent travel experiences, I thought I'd share a few thoughts and most importantly, tips. A few years or so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
Alex H
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Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Well, its been a few years, but as one of the most memorable of my recent travel experiences, I thought I'd share a few thoughts and most importantly, tips. A few years or so ago, can't remember exactly when, I had to the temerity to do this hike mid December when I had a free weekend in Osaka before heading... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I walked the Choishi Michi trail with my husband and found it to be a beautiful journey. We completed the walk from the Kudoyama train station to Daimon Gate in 6.5 hours. We likely could have cut this time even shorter if we had better information about how to reach the Jison-in temple from the Kudoyama platform. It is helpful... More 

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Keila, Harjumaa, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2015

Choishimichi offer great hiking experience for people who have previously medium level forest and mountain hiking experiences. It takes approx 2 hours from Osaka (with different trains and finally some km by foot) to get to the start of Choishimichi hiking road in Jisonin temple in Kudoyama. It takes at least 7 hours (without much breaks and with practically continuous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Choishi Michi is a 24km trail, the ancient traditional pilgrimage route to the sacred koyasan area. It was established by the monk Kukai in the year 816. It's a wonderful walk. Trailhead is only about an hour's train trip from Osaka, ask for Jison-in to find trail, about 2km from Kudoyama station. The very friendly monks there gave me an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

On a remote and thickly forested mountain top, lies the final resting place of Kobo Daishi, probably Japan's greatest religious figure. He was one of the first Japanese monks to be sent to China to study the original sutras and texts of Buddhism. Upon his return he established the Shingon "True word" school of Buddhism and set up a temple... More 

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