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Koyasan Okunoin

550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2002
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples
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550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice quiet walk through the area. Great place to see the past of historic Koyasan. Everywhere you look, you will see the interesting things in this area. Make sure you visit the Laterns Hall at the end of the walk, the memorial...More

Thank Hai N
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Koyasan was our first leg of our Family Japan self guided tour. Good train journey from Osaka including mountain cable car for last 5 minutes. Impressive bus service to all the various temple lodgings. The Okinoin is a lovely serene walk through the cedar forest...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Beautiful beautiful place. We walked this twice. First at dusk- it was very mysterious and interesting and the lanterns came on- and it looked lovely. They have some really old tombstones there too. The second time we walked this was during the day- when the...More

Thank Swathi
Reviewed July 27, 2017

A beautiful cemetery with a tranquil atmosphere. A quiet, slow walk was very enjoyable. Said to be the place where the great Kobo Daishi retired for eternal meditation.

Thank Anvesh B
Reviewed July 9, 2017

The most sacred ground in Koya. You can take a bus close to Okuno-In but you're better to walk from the eastern edge of the town along the serene pathway. You are surrounded by tombs and monuments to the dead.

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Take your time to explore Okunoin. It's a beautiful, peaceful and solemn. You may ask for an English guidebook at the Eirenden. Don't miss the Kobo Daishi mausoleum and Torodo Hall. For your first visit plan on at least 2 hours. There are some English...More

Thank SocaLakwatsera
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This place is so impressive. Tombstone of ages old and thousands of them very much aged over the years that give this special, almost serene, atmosphere to it. And then the temple at the end of the 2 kilometer path, one of the view we...More

Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The cemetery is absolutely huge, we've never seen anything like it. We ambled through taking it all in, the cloud and mist coming and going giving an appropriate mystical and slightly eerie atmosphere.

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

This is the most beautiful and peaceful cemetery I've ever visited. This ancient cemetery in Koya is filled with everything from ancient time-worn stones to huge modern memorials, including a rocket ship. A wonderful place to wander among moss-covered trees and beautiful memorials.

Thank hmsib
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Look out for the more unusual gravestones and statues, like the stone Jizo wearing lipstick freshly applied by passing ladies, or the corporate gravestones, like the giant coffee cup, rocket, or the Panasonic and Nissan ones. I think we spent too much time there, about...More

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December 30, 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
March 11, 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.
December 26, 2014|
Response from GAN L | Reviewed this property |
Koyasan is 800m above sea level. In April, the maximum temperature is 15 degrees C and the minimum temperature is 3 degree C. Eko-in would be a great temple to stay and it is run by young monks who can speak English. You... More