Mt. Koya (Koyasan) (Best Day Trips from Osaka), Osaka tours & activities, fun things to do in Osaka | VELTRA

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

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.
1/1 pages

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    Go on a two-day retreat at the peaceful and sacred Mt. Koya. Experience a Shingon Buddhist monk's way of life by spending the night in a temple and taking part in morning prayers. Visit several UNESCO World Heritage temples on this immersive tour.
    Meal Provided

    From USD183.91

  2. No.2
    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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD601.71

    Group Discount
  3. No.3
    Just south of Osaka, spend the day visiting the scenic Mt. Koya, the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Immerse yourself in the sacred world with visits to the Okunoin Temple and the iconic Danjo Garan Temple with an English-speaking guide
    English Available


    Mon, Thu
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)

Top-Rated Activities for Osaka

Browse by Osaka