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Koya Hotels & Ryokan

Souji-in
This facility is equipped with air-conditioning, elevators, and underground parking, and guests can enjoy a pleasant stay even in winter. Wheelchairs and simple beds are available, so elderly and disabled guests can also enjoy a pleasant stay. Bathrooms have body shampoo and other amenities that can be used by guests with atopic conditions or other allergies. In 2014, this was the first temple lodging to receive halal certification.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Goma Fire Ritual: Observe a prayer ritual conducted by a Buddhist priest in front of an open fire. (*Every month on the 28th only.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take the Nankai Kuko Line bound for Namba and get off at Namba Station (about 38 min). Then take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 100 min). Finally, take Nankai Koya Line Cable Car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). It is about 7 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit Minami-Hanna Road at Habikino IC and continue along Route 170 for about 40 min, then Routes 371 and 370 for about 50 min.
Ichijoin
This inn is located in the center of Mt. Koya and convenient for visiting the nearby temple. Its shojin-ryori, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is cordially prepared with seasonal ingredients and is very popular with guests. The inn's Japanese garden and pond create a tranquil atmosphere where Nishikigoi carp are always swimming. The latest check-in available at Ichijo-in is 17:00. Guests who are delayed and will not arrive by 17:00 are asked to contact the hotel by 16:00 on the day of their reservation.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc. (*Every morning from 6:30.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take the airport express train to Namba Station. Then take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 90 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
Hotel Route-Inn Hashimoto
A new hotel that opened in 2014. Easy access to Mt. Koya. Welcomes guests that are here for business, as well as families and couples.
How to get there?
From Hashimoto Station (Nankai Koya Line): 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara Kita IC and continue along Route 371 for about 60 minutes (33 km), then Route 24. Near the Ichiwaki Intersection.
Koyasan Kongo Sanmaiin
This temple, which is a World Heritage Site, is also popular as the only temple lodging on Mt. Koya with a national treasure.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.
How to get there?
From Osaka-Namba Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take an express train bound for Gokurakubashi to the final stop at Koyasan Station (about 96 min).
From Tengachaya Station (Nankai Main Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line to the last stop at Koyasan Station.
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): About 5 min by cable car or 10 min via Nankai Rinkan Bus to the Senjuin-bashi bus stop, and about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit Keinawa Expressway at Hashimoto IC and continue along Route 24 towards Hashimoto, then turn right onto Route 480 and continue on towards Mt. Koya.
Nakagawa Ryokan
This hotel resides in an old castle town, set on a hilly countryside and surrounded by three pristine rivers. Located at the foot of Koyasan's sacred sites and pilgrimage routes, this ryokan gives guests great access to three registered World Heritages Cultural Assets: Jisonin Temple, Niukanshoufu Shrine and the first step of Koyasan Stone Marker Path. Staff can pick up and drop off guests to Kudoyama Station on the Nankai Koya Line. The ryokan is about 65 minutes away from Namba, Osaka. Transportation to and from Yu no Sato, a nearby hot spring facility, can also be provided for an additional JPY 700 per person. Yu no Sato also has a restaurant. (Costs for both meals and hot spring entrance are separate.)
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Nankai Railway): Transfer to the express train bound for Hashimoto Station and get off at Kudoyama Station (65 min). Leave the station and turn right at the second set of traffic lights. The ryokan is about 7 minutes on foot from the station near the Machinaka Shopping Arcade (Sanada no Michi).
By car: 5 minutes from the Keinawa Expressway Koyaguchi IC.
Koyasan Onsen Fukuchi-in
Located in historic Koyasan, this ryokan offers a distinctly traditional experience. Its three gardens, designed by famous landscape artist Mirei Shigemori, and the cedar forests covering the area around this temple inn instill a sense of serenity. The natural hot springs of Koyasan are available only here and are open 24 hours a day. Vegetarian dishes featuring seasonal ingredients are served, and the meals are painstakingly planned and prepared by the head chef with a different course every month.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Horai-making Experience: Cut the 12 Chinese zodiac animals from paper to create a lucky cut-out charm known as a “horai”.
- Prayer Bead-making Experience: Make a set of prayer beads which Buddhist priests and practitioners wear on their wrist when praying and use as a charm.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Gokurakubashi Station (Nankai Railway Koya Line): Take the cable car to Koyasan Station. From there, take a bus to the Keisatsu-mae bus stop (10 min). It is 1 min on foot from there.
By car: About 70 km from Mihara-kita IC.
Hongakuin
Standing in the middle of a quiet forest, this temple lodging has 5 gardens. From the guestrooms, guests can gaze out at any of the gardens.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 90 min). Then take the Nankai Koya Line cable car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). Finally take a bus bound for Okunoin-mae or Daimon and get off at the Koya Keisatsu-mae bus stop (about 10 min). It is about 3 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara-kita IC and continue along Routes 309, 170, and 371 for about 50 km (about 90 min), then Routes 370 and 480 for about 30 km (about 60 min). Head into town and head towards Koyasan Iriguchi Daimon for about 8 min.
Saimonin
This temple lodging is located in the town center of Koyasan. Their special handmade sesame tofu and Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is very popular among guests.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be canceled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 120 min). Then take a bus bound for Okunoin/Ichinohashi and get off at the Odawara-dori bus stop (about 13 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara IC and continue along Route 309 for about 10 min, then Routes 170, 371, 24, 370, and 480 for about 80 min. Head towards the Odawara-dori bus stop.
Eko-in
Eko-in, a Mt. Koya temple lodging that boasts of 1,000 years of history, provides Japanese-style guestrooms, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi.
The tatami-floored guestrooms with shoji sliding doors feature comfortable futons, an LCD TV, and a safety deposit box. A communal bathroom is provided.
In the immediate vicinity, there are historic Buddhist temples such as Kongobu-ji Temple (10 minutes away on foot), as well as a beautiful surrounding area where guests can enjoy hiking.
It is just a 3 minute walk to the Ichinohashi entrance of the historic Okunoin. The temple lodging has a lounge with a computer corner.
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is provided in guestrooms at the designated time.
Groups of 4 or more guests can enjoy meals in the Japanese-style dining room (chairs can be provided for requests in advance).

- This facility is a temple lodging. Please be aware that this is different from the standard hotel, ryokan, or guesthouse.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: In your guestroom, use the writing brush and ink to transcribe Buddhist sutras.
*Free of charge. After making a reservation, please pick up the required tools from the office.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
*Every morning from 6:30. This time is subject to change during the winter.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate in a group while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for “A”.
*Every day from 16:30. Requires reservation in advance. Please participate in comfortable clothing.
*There are also pamphlets in English available for guests. English-speaking interpreters may also be arranged.
- Okunoin Night Tour: Take a night stroll through Okunoin, the holy ground of Mount Koya.
*Tours led by a guide require a fee.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Shin-Osaka Station: Take the Midosuji Line to Namba Station. Then take Nakai line trains to Koyasan Station.
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): 10 minutes by taxi, or take the Nankai Rinkai bus and get off at Karukaya-do Temple. Walk in the direction the bus is moving for 50 m and you'll find the Ekoin gate.
By car: Exit the Kinki Expressway at Mihara Kita IC.
Jimyoin
On the spacious grounds rich with nature, there is a beautiful garden created by famous modern gardener Osamu Mori.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc. (*Every morning from 6:30.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Gokurakubashi Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line cable car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 10 min). Take a Nankai Bus bound for Okunoin at Koyasan Ekimae and get off at the Rengedani bus stop (about 15 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara-kita IC and continue along Route 309, 170, 371, 24, 370, and 480 for about 100 km (about 120 min). It is about 5 min from Kongobu-ji Temple.
Henjokoin
This temple used to be the Imperial Chamber for Emperor Shirakawa, now holding important Japanese national treasures for guests to view. Guests can enjoy rooms facing the bright new garden, with fusuma (Japanese-style sliding doors) covered with gold leaf.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be canceled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take a bus bound for either Okunoin or Ichinohashi and get off at the Rengedani bus stop. It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Sennan IC and continue along Prefectural Route Kinokawa Koiki Nodo for about 30 km (about 40 min), then National Route 480 for about 20 km (about 40 min).
Daienin
This is a shukubo, or a guesthouse kept by a temple. Please relax at this unique inn and enjoy the modernized vegetarian cuisine, which originally derived from the dietary restrictions of Buddhist monks. It also welcomes customers who wish to have lunch only.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of August 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Koya Line): Take the Koya Line bound for Gokurakubashi and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (100 min). Transfer to the Nankai-Densha Koya Line cable car bound for Koya-san and get off at Koya-san Station (5 min). Take a bus bound for Okuno-inmae and get off at Odawara-dori bus stop (15 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
Henjoson-in
A Buddhist temple, where the interiors feature traditional folk crafts. There is also a cafe/pub corner. Guests can relax in one of Koyasan's largest ancient cypress communal baths.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Sunafumi Experience: Set foot on the sand sent from each of the 88 temples in the Shikoku Region. By doing so, you can have an experience similar to taking a pilgrimage to each of the 88 temples.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line train bound for Koyasan and get off Gokurakubashi (approx. 100 min). Then take the Nankai-Koya Cable Car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan (5 min). About 7 min by taxi from there.
By car: Take Route 24.
Jokiin
All who are interested in staying at a temple lodging are welcome here.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras. (*Requires inquiry in advance.)
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Nankai Namba Station: Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Gokurakubashi and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 110 min). Transfer to the cable car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). Then take a Nankai Bus bound for Okunoin and get off at the Senjuinbashi bus stop. It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara-kita IC and continue along Routes 309, 170, 371, and 370 for about 60 km (about 120 min).
Rengein
Located on the World Heritage Site of Mount Koya, this is both a temple lodging and the family temple for the entire Tokugawa clan. Memorial services are held for the successive generations of Tokugawa generals and the three branch families and guests can pay homage at the Buddhist mortuary tablet belonging to the Tokugawa family. While the temple has a long history, the temple lodging was renewed in December 2015. And, in keeping with the times, the lodging provides wheelchair accessibility.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for “A”.
- Visit to Tokugawa Shoguns’ Buddhist Mortuary Tablet: Visit the Buddhist mortuary tablet belonging to the successive shoguns from the Tokugawa Clan, the family line that ruled Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). A Buddhist mortuary tablet is a wooden tablet that is recorded with the names of the deceased. In Buddhism, mortuary tablets are seen as the same as the deceased, and are cherished as such.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Gokurakubashi Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take the Nankai Cable Car to Koyasan/Mt. Koya (about 5 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
Fudoin
Enjoy peace of mind listening to the chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves and the sound of water dripping into the pond. Enjoy dinner from private dining rooms with views of the garden. Have breakfast in a dining room or at a table in the shoin (traditional study hall) (built 450 years ago). After the morning Buddhist religious service, English guides introduce Mt. Koya to guests. Please note rooms do not have private baths.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc. (*Every morning from 7:00.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take a Nankai Dentetsu Bus bound for Okunoin-mae and get off at the Rengedani bus stop (about 15 min). It is about 3 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kinki Expressway at Mihara IC and continue along Route 309 for about 5 km (about 10 min), then Routes 170, 371 and 380 for about 60 km (about 90 min).
Kumagaiji
3 minutes on foot from the Okunoin Approach and 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop. Easy access to various sites of Mt. Koya. Exerience Mt. Koya with all your five senses.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take the bus and get off at Karukaya-do-mae. 2 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Keinawa Expressway at Hashimoto IC and head towards Koyasan Road.
Koyasan Saizenin
This retreat is home to 3 gardens designed by Mirei Shigemori, one of which lays claim to being one of the first gardens in Koyasan. Designated as a national preserved treasure in February 2010.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Electric Railway): 15 min by car.
By bus: Take the Nankai Bus and alight at the Senju-in bus stop. Contine on foot for approximately 10 minutes in the direction of the temple stage (large tower). Saizenin is the building directly in front of the tall red tower.

To reach the mountains of Koyasan, it is about 40 km from Kansai International Airport or about 120 min from Namba Station in Osaka via Nankai Electric Railway.

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