Koyasan Visitor Information Center

Koyasan Visitor Information Center, Koya-cho: Hours, Address, Koyasan Visitor Information Center Reviews: 4/5

Koyasan Visitor Information Center

Koyasan Visitor Information Center
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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RvMDl
Tokyo, Japan400 contributions
We wanted to learn more about Koya san and decided to take the walking weekly tours, both the okuin 9 am and the 1 PM tour of the 2 other temples. Each tour is about 90 mins each.

We had in both cases Kodama san giving us the tour and we cannot recommend her highly enough. A woman who has a lot of knowledge of Koya san and its history, full of anecdotes and who cares for her guests.

We learned a lot and highly recommend taking these tours if you are in Koya san.
Written August 9, 2020
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Michelle D
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
Friends
We took a private tour organised through the Koyasan visitor information centre. We requested a look at some of Koyasan's lesser known temples and a hike through the surrounding countryside for 4 hours

Our guide was Shozo. Shozo was an amazing guide. He is a retired gentleman, who has clearly a passion for hiking. I believe this was the first hike that he had guided and he went to an exceptional amount of effort with maps, pictures, local history, religion - even some warm up exercises which we did with him to the amusement of some local tourists. Note that we are far from professional hikers, we are much more at home in the city and were not very fit. Shozo was very kind not to draw attention to this fact. No special hiking equipment was required - we wore our jogging shoes.

Shozo really did fulfil the brief, and we were delighted with him and the tour. It was 10,000 yen ($100 approx) for the two of us (total) and it was very much worth it. Shozo was very thoughtful, and brought along oranges, sweets and water to keep us full of energy. On the way back down we stopped to try some local sweets and a cup of tea.

The countryside around Koyasan is really beautiful. Shozo was an excellent guide. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend undertaking a hike and tour with Shozo.
Written July 14, 2013
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Carolyn K
Toronto, Canada89 contributions
Couples
Good walking tour with a woman who was deeply knowledgable about the religious aspects of the garan temple complex. It was very interesting and almost spiritual.
We took the 3 pm tour for 1.5 hours - well worth it.
Written June 29, 2019
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Travel Toes
Bengaluru, India662 contributions
Friends
Located very close to the main temples in Koya, this center is a welcoming spot for weary travellers to rest their feet and place their backpacks. The staff are trained in English too. Drinking water is available along with an open tent for seating where informative and interesting animated videos play to tell travellers more about the history of this place. The center offers free WiFi and this is a great place to grab a cup of coffee to rest before continuing the exploration of Koya.
Written May 20, 2015
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Vikash S
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
Friends
This information centre is very helpful and useful too.
Some staff speak english and they were very efficient.
They suggested a few good places to visit and also privided information about buses and train timetable.
They checked the connections on JR lines and advised about besy time to leave.
Good job.
Written June 7, 2016
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Thank you for your comment. That encourages us. We're always happy to help foreign visitors to stay or spend time in Koyasan convenient and comfortable.
Written October 8, 2018
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DYA717
Honolulu9,267 contributions
Solo
There are 3 visitor information centers located around Koyasan town. The main center is at the main intersection in town – it offers free WI-FI. The other centers are located at either entrances to Okonoin. They have very helpful English speaking staff but I could only find one English document. The documents was very informative with pictures and I used that as my main guide around town
Written December 22, 2014
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Voyage697422
2 contributions
Family
We went on a tour of the temples with Midori. It was raining heavily but we were keen to do a tour. I was surprised the tour wasn’t cancelled as the weather was terrible and if I had been a tour guide I would definitely have cancelled. But the team were keen to help. The tour was really informative and interesting. It definitely enhanced the experience of seeing the temples. Highly recommended.
Written July 9, 2019
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BellBottomBlues
Texas181 contributions
Friends
We visited this location and hired the services of two of the tour guides. Very worthwhile, especially the cemetery tour.
Written June 8, 2019
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,014 contributions
Couples
We stopped here to check on a few things when we arrived in Koyasan. The woman who helped us was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to be sure all of our questions were answered. She also offered additional tips and insights and there was a helpful brochure. If you have questions during your stay, I would visit the information center.
Written October 3, 2018
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Thank you for your comment. That encourages us. We're always happy to help foreign visitors to stay or spend time in Koyasan convenient and comfortable.
Written October 8, 2018
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scotwithadevil
England11 contributions
Couples
We booked on the scheduled afternoon walking tour with the tourist office at the main square. My husband and I were the only 2 people on the walk that day. We had a lovely guide. Her name was Natsumi (I hope I have spelt that correctly). She was a lovely guide. Very friendly. Lots of information. She even provided me with insect bite cream (and insisted I keep the whole tube) after some little horrors decided to feast on my legs in the late afternoon.
An enjoyable afternoon learning about some of the history and temple and shrine ceremonies.
Written September 1, 2018
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Thank you for your comment. This year, it is still hotter than usual and walking along the cemetery, there are still some mosquitoes are there. Most of our guides are preparing for that and also ready for all emergency.
Written October 8, 2018
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