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Koyasan is the center for an important Buddhist sect known as Shingon Buddhism. It is located on the forest covered mountain top of Mount Koya.

Koyasan is temple town located in the wooded mountain top of Mount Koya. It is the center of Shingon Buddhism, which is an important Buddhist Sect. Shingon Buddhism combined both Shinto and Buddhist practices that can be traced back to the 9th century. In the north eastern part of Koya Ryujin Quasi National Park is where you can find the temple, which is south of Osaka. In 2004 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with two other religious sites. Koyasan is also an important stop for pilgrims to use while on their pilgrimage.

The Kongobuji Head Temple was founded by the Kobo Daishi in 805. From the day it was founded the temple has expanded into the size of a small town. In this secluded location the monks that reside there still practice the teachings and offer accommodations to experience the lifestyle there. This includes the vegetarian meals called shokubo and morning meditation with the monks. It is one of the best ways to experience life at the monastery and feel the spiritual energy surrounding the premises. Koyasan is one of the places where people can go to a university that focuses on religious studies.

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn 
Leaves

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Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves
Japan Walking Tour: Shoguns and Samurai - Autumn Leaves

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Tokyo / Obuse / Yudanaka Onsen / Matsumoto / Narai / Tsumago / Magome / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kyoto / Nara / Mt Koya
A small-group guided cultural walking tour exploring the highlights of central Japan.
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Tue. Oct 31, 2023 Mon. Nov 13, 2023 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Save this tour Inquiry  
Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps & 
Koyasan

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps & Koyasan
Best of Japan Tour Spring with Japanese Alps & Koyasan
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70 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, during Japan's pleasant spring season.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, during Japan's pleasant spring season.
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Sat. May 20, 2023 Thu. Jun 1, 2023 US $4998.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 18, 2024 Thu. May 30, 2024 US $4998.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn 
Leaves Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn Leaves Tour
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn Leaves Tour
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70 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5098.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, while enjoying colorful autumn scenes.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5098.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, while enjoying colorful autumn scenes.
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Sat. Oct 29, 2022 Thu. Nov 10, 2022 US $5098.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Sold Out
Sat. Oct 28, 2023 Thu. Nov 9, 2023 US $5098.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Thu. Nov 7, 2024 US $5098.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Cherry 
Blossom Tour

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Cherry Blossom Tour
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Cherry Blossom Tour
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70 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Mt Yoshino / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, while viewing the lovely cherry blossoms.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Mt Yoshino / Koyasan
For those wishing to see the most well-known of Japan's sights, starting in Tokyo and ending at Koyasan, while viewing the lovely cherry blossoms.
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Sun. Mar 26, 2023 Fri. Apr 7, 2023 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 1, 2023 Thu. Apr 13, 2023 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Mar 31, 2024 Fri. Apr 12, 2024 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 6, 2024 Thu. Apr 18, 2024 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn 
Leaves & Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms
Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Autumn Leaves & Cherry Blossoms
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73 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Obara / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
This is a perfect tour for travelers who want to visit the well- known regions of Japan…plus enjoy the Obara Shikizakura Festival, where fall foliage and cherry blossoms appear at the same time.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Obara / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Kashihara / Koyasan
This is a perfect tour for travelers who want to visit the well- known regions of Japan…plus enjoy the Obara Shikizakura Festival, where fall foliage and cherry blossoms appear at the same time.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Nov 19, 2022 Thu. Dec 1, 2022 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 18, 2023 Thu. Nov 30, 2023 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 16, 2024 Thu. Nov 28, 2024 US $5198.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

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Group Tour |    

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 14, 2023 Fri. May 26, 2023 US $5210.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Save this tour Inquiry  
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

Group Tour |          

Group Tour |    

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5210.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 15, 2023 Fri. Oct 27, 2023 US $5210.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Save this tour Inquiry  
Japan In Depth Autumn Tour (Reverse) with Koyasan

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Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $100

Japan In Depth Autumn Tour (Reverse) with Koyasan
Japan In Depth Autumn Tour (Reverse) with Koyasan
23 reviews
23 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5398.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Hiroshima / Shimanamo Kaido / Takamatsu / Tokushima / Mt Koya / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu.
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Mon. Oct 17, 2022 Sun. Oct 30, 2022 US $5398.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Save this tour Sold Out
Mon. Oct 16, 2023 Sun. Oct 29, 2023 US $5398.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Oct 14, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $5398.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $200

Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5898.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5898.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.
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Sat. Oct 29, 2022 Sat. Nov 12, 2022 US $5898.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Sold Out
Sat. Oct 28, 2023 Sat. Nov 11, 2023 US $5898.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $5898.00 Tokyo Osaka Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour |          Book Now & Save $200

Group Tour |    Book Now & Save $200

Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.
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Tue. Apr 4, 2023 Tue. Apr 18, 2023 US $5998.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Apr 4, 2024 Thu. Apr 18, 2024 US $5998.00 Osaka Tokyo Save this tour Book Now  
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