We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Well run as is all Japan

It was an interesting journey to and from the station from Osaka. To get to the town you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
richard g
Holt, United Kingdom
Helpful staff at the station

They have assistance in English when you arrive for all the tourists and are able to direct you on... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Phyllis M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Read all 141 reviews
All photos (93)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cable car”(18 reviews)
“waiting area”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2305
Reviews (141)
Filter reviews
40 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscable carwaiting areajapanese efficiencylocal busesclosed duethe bussouvenir shopyour luggagedamageridetyphoonrailwaycarsgatewaytracklockerstourists
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 40 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an interesting journey to and from the station from Osaka. To get to the town you have to take a cable car up a very steep gradient to the bus station. As with all Japanese railways every thing was on time and the...More

Thank richard g
Reviewed 12 August 2018

They have assistance in English when you arrive for all the tourists and are able to direct you on which bus to get on to get to your destination. Friendly staff.

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

after taking train about30-40minutes from Hashimoto station, The train arrived Koyasan station whrere I took the cable car to the end(bus terminal)at 900 meter above sea level.thrre is souvenir shop/ cafe.

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This station is ran by very kind and responsible people. After getting off the cable car I forgot my umbrella in there and the lady at the station ran for it like a hero and brought it back with the biggest smile.

Thank Gilava P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

From Nara we had to take two trains and a cable car to reach Koyasan at a height. The Japanese value time in its true sense, theirs and ours. We hardly ever waited for trains, ever there, even the cable car! Most admirable culture, hospitality...More

Thank ACT1943
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

It’s fixed and working since April 2018. Get your cameras out. Also week days 2-3pm there’s a huge gap of no cable cars and or trains Is look up the schedule ahead as I had to wait an hour. Really beautiful view in the waiting...More

Thank Shirley T
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived on the cable car and were met by a helpful, English speaking man who asked where we were staying and told us what bus to catch. A great start to a very interesting visit to Kyosan.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very good way to access Koyasan. Then you can take the cable car the rest of the way up the mountain. It's a comfortable ride with pretty scenery and town's on the way. Not a bad option.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

In typical Japanese efficiency. The train track had been damaged by a typhoon a couple of months earlier. When we got off our connecting train a bus was waiting. It left exactly when the train would have left, bypassing the rope way we where driven...More

1  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We spoke to some helpful people at Osaka station and got a combined ticket which took us from Osaka, on the train, on the funicular railway and the buses once in Koyasan. We had a JR Pass, but you can't use that to get to...More

Thank Amy B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Tamagawa Ryokan
8 reviews
2.40 km away
Sanso Amanosato
5 reviews
6.74 km away
Nakagawa Ryokan
8 reviews
7.22 km away
Kameya Ryokan
1 review
9.57 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 80 restaurants in Koya-cho
Chudo Dining Sanbo
40 reviews
1.76 km away
Tsukumo Shokudo
19 reviews
1.63 km away
18 reviews
1.48 km away
28 reviews
1.74 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 73 attractions in Koya-cho
Fukuchi-in Temple
29 reviews
1.50 km away
Miedo Temple
27 reviews
1.61 km away
Tokugawa's Mausoleum
96 reviews
1.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Koyasan Station staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines