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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 USD178.12

    Daily
  2. 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

    USD75.00

    Daily
  3. 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

    USDFree

    Daily
  4. 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 USD425.24

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  5. 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

    USDFree

    Daily

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