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Koyasan Okunoin

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550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the day trip as we were not staying overnight at Koyasan. We took the morning train from Namba, Osaka to Hashimoto Station (about 50 minutes) from where there was a bus direct to Koyasan (the cable car is presently being replaced and therefore...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was covered with snow when we visited the temple. It is one of the most revered religious places in Japan, shown by the line of graveyard of historical figures and politicians on the way to Okunoin. But reaching the town from major cities could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went both by day and by night. Night was super spooky and made me very scared especially when a random guy went boo! From behind a tree. Ultra spooky. In the day it was most mystical.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MixF
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Place is amazing! The history, the depth and scale of it is amazing. Our guided night tour with the monk guide was really insightful. The main chamber part over the 3rd bridge where you can’t take any photos is amazing. Night time more so. Next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roara74
Reviewed December 1, 2018

I spent several hours wandering around Okunoin cemetery and the nearby temple with a Buddhist monk on a private tour. It was absolutely worthwhile since I gained understanding of the history and customs of Buddhism while also enjoying a beautiful setting in the mountains.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s another UNESCO Heritage Site that’s worth the visit. Absolutely serenity to be experienced. Take the Nankai line to reach Koyasan and you will not regret it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minjeh1980
Reviewed November 30, 2018

One of the best visits in Japan. A whole open air museum of mausoleums walking along a long way up the mountain: relaxing. Take your time, it is very big/long.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Javier G
Reviewed November 23, 2018

It was the most impressive temple complex i have seen on my japan trip. It was so sad to see there there were some graves and trees destroyed through the taifun. There was no mobile contact possiblle what was really reallxing. Impressive buildings. Definetly a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DatGoldi
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We wandered through this sacred cemetery twice (at lunchtime and at 5am) in awe of the history, peacefulness and beauty of the place. If you're into photography, the opportunities are dramatic and endless. It's also free to enter... If you're sensitive to energies as I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shanclan78
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This is one of the most sacred spots in Japan. Many are buried here, close to the revered figure Kobo Daishi, who taught that followers can achieve enlightenment in this lifetime. What I found most fascinating: major corporations, such as Nissan, have shrines for workers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lisa N
January 11, 2019|
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Response from DatGoldi | Reviewed this property |
It is included in the KOYASAN-World Heritage Ticket. "2days free bus ticket in KOYASAN"
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Response from TashWood | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at ekoin and you could just book in when you arrive for that night. Unfortunately it was cancelled last minute due to rain but we had already walked through it on our own earlier. It’s only about a 5 min walk from... More