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Koyasan Okunoin

550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2011
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples
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“kobo daishi” (34 reviews)
“tall trees” (7 reviews)
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550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 736-56-2011
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"kobo daishi"
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"tall trees"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 6 reviews
"buried here"
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"moss covered"
in 7 reviews
"magical place"
in 8 reviews
"stone statues"
in 4 reviews
"grave markers"
in 4 reviews
"out of this world"
in 5 reviews
"main entrance"
in 5 reviews
"early morning"
in 10 reviews
"take photos"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful cemetery"
in 6 reviews
"cedar forest"
in 7 reviews
"cable car"
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"night tour"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get the chance visit Koyasan Okunoin at night and during the day. There is beauty in the balance between nature and the universe and it would be difficult not to be moved its magnitude and symbolism. I am a little surprised how little...More

1  Thank Lambretta101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sprawling cemetery in Koyasan is simply magical. The stone structures and statues which jut up out of the ground, shaded by the trees of the forest, are hauntingly beautiful. Walk up the path and you get to the main temple, which is beautifully lit...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a magical place that invites you to slow down, contemplate, and reflect. Some lighting provided in the evening. Do not miss it!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

...it's also a casually manicured forest of near ancient cedar, cypress, red pine, hemlock fir and umbrella pine replete with much of what visitors associate with Japan and so much more; devotees conducting religious observances, monks in saffron, black and white, moss covered everything, lantern...More

2  Thank theBigBucketList
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have visited Okunoin in a bloom day which made this place even magical. The place was so quite and you needed to pay high respect for this place. I visited Kobo Daishi Memorial and I could never forgot the feeling of such a high-respectful...More

Thank Molly L
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Firstly, it’s well worth taking a guided tour; we did the Ekoin night tour as we were staying there and the information imparted was invaluable. Secondly, be respectful of the request not to take photos past the third bridge. It’s a holy site. It was...More

2  Thank PHL16
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I recommend taking an evening walk through the cemetery. The ethereal atmosphere is pretty cool. At the end there's a large temple. Nice bathrooms, too.

1  Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Went there in October17. The trail you take to the mausoleum is extremely eery but intriguing. I attended early afternoon and took my time to walk along the trail. I was in awe with how tall the trees were and how old some of the...More

1  Thank tonsterl
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

This was part of our recent tour, otherwise it would not have been on my itinerary. It is certainly different, the trees are magnificent and some of the moss covered graves interesting. Maybe if we visited when the monks were processing or chanting it would...More

Thank RodgerH74
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The Okunoin Cemetery at Koyasan is absolutely amazing. You can day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka using the fantastic train services. The cable car train up the mountain is an experience not to be missed. It is often raining in Koyasan, so make sure...More

2  Thank KENPHOTO74
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Jokouri
23 November 2017|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
You have to catch a replacement bus service from Hashimoto train station to Koyasan. It does add to the total journey time but we had no issues when we went to Koyasan recently. Enjoy
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rebsrebs
30 December 2016|
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Response from deco502016 | Reviewed this property |
Fine to do it alone at night but also go back in the day as it is a different experience then!
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Ann T
11 March 2015|
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Response from Rhiannon K | Reviewed this property |
Ekoin runs it, but I think it's open to everyone. I stayed at the Koyasan Guesthouse and the manager there told us about it and organised the payment.
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