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Famous for the secluded temple town nestled on top of Mt. Koya, this little gem is the heart of Shingon Buddhism in Japan. A world away from Osaka and surrounded by towering trees, Koyasan is a welcome oasis for both pilgrims and visitors. Strolling among the hundreds of temples and monks going about their day makes for a lovely day trip (or overnight stay, if you opt for temple lodging!) from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
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  1. Spend a night at the sacred Mt. Koya and take part in the morning prayers to experience the lifestyle of a monk. Explore the many World Heritage Buddhist temples with a convenient 2-day bus pass.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD173.36

    Daily
  2. Just south of Osaka, spend the day visiting scenic Mt Koya, the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Explore the numerous temples and shrines!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD218.98

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Journey to the sacred Mt. Koya on a speedy train from Osaka to spend a day exploring the Shingon Buddhist temples. Get a taste of a monk's lifestyle with a Buddhist-style vegetarian lunch.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD72.99

    Daily
  4. This is an unguided tour allowing you to explore Mt. Koya. With an included bus pass for Mt. Koya, and lunch, this is a convenient way to tour the area.
    Meal Provided

    USD91.24

    Daily
    (morning)
  5. Visit Mt. Koya, home to the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sect to tour Ekoin and Kongobuji Temples. Stay overnight in Ekoin Temple, and try shojin ryori.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD413.88

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  6. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy this wonderful getaway to the serenity of Mt. Koya, home to over 100 Buddhist temples and monasteries.
    Meal Provided

    USD220.81

    Daily
    (morning)

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