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Koyasan Okunoin

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550 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk through this cemetery is an amazing experience. The walk leads to the Torodo temple and the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi. The huge cedar trees and the moss covered monuments make the atmosphere like one I had not experienced before. The walk is fairly...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was one of the highlights of my whole Japan trip. The tour was run by the Monks from the temple I was staying at. The Monk himself said he didn’t speak English that well which made me surprise how good he was. He even...More

Thank Travelling_Becca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware the temple at the end of the route is close at night. But the lights around and the atmosphere worth walking the path after the dark. Just make sure you don't miss cerfu time

Thank IditT4
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

i loved it, even sadly just after typhoon Jebi, with some giant cedars down i found it mystic and very interresting.

Thank maphrao
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Surrounded by huge cedar trees and tombs/prayer towers, this place is the quintessence of Koya-san. We reserved the night walking tour offered by Keiko-in and went back there again in the next morning. I love the calm and almost purifying air surrounding this place.

Thank mihoho007
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a massive cemetery but well worth a stroll around. Lots of memorials re shoguns/samurai with so much history. There is also a modern section sponsored by large corporate business.Very calm area and the moss/ trees give it all an earthy peaceful feel .Seems...More

1  Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. A must see if in that area of Japan. The cemetery was like something from another world. And easily accessible by foot from city center

1  Thank Line Norlyk P
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

this cedar forest locates on the east side of koya san. there are many many memotials for deceased while I walked pass through the forest of cedar trees.inside , Gobo daichi mausoleum at the innermost and the torodo( lantern hall) are highlights.

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Beautiful area, great by both day and night but especially by night. The tombs are beautiful, intricate and delicate all at the same time - a must when in Koyasan

Thank JWalker610
Reviewed 12 July 2018

this is one of the highlight of our trip to Koyasan, other than staying at the temple. We took the night tour hosted by one of the monk. The cemetery itself is very old, I think it is more than a 1000 years old, and...More

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13 September 2018|
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Response from TashWood | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at ekoin and you could just book in when you arrive for that night. Unfortunately it was cancelled last minute due to rain but we had already walked through it on our own earlier. It’s only about a 5 min walk from... More
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28 March 2018|
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Response from Eamonn R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Justin, In November the leaves will change colour earlier than other parts of Japan as a result of the elevation of this area in the mountain, and mid November should be perfect for autumnal foliage. Daytime sunshine is... More
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