Visit Koya-san

With a bilingual English-speaking tour guide

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An in-depth discovery of Mount Koya

The Zen experience two hours away from Osaka.

Private Guided Tours Prices
12 years and older
From 6 to 11 years old
Touristic seasons details
Total Amount
~$172/pers.
(Total ~$343)
Experience

Koya-san is part of the Kii Mounts, a famous pilgrimage in Wakayama prefecture.

Visiting Mount Koya with a guide helps appreciate the place as it is laden with history.

A dedicated guide

A guide
only for you

The tour you booked is completely private. You will not share your guide with unknown people, for more comfort and privacy.

You guide is dedicated to you or your group (couple, friends, family, etc.) and will offer suggestions during the tour according to the time of the year, the weather and your pace.

Custom
guided tour

Know Japan beyond clichés.

Discover cities under a new approach, closer to their reality; Explore places hidden to tourists, good and sometimes original picture spots; Save time thanks to the locals’ experience who know Japan like the back of their hand; Enjoy your visit without worrying about planning or how to get there.

An authentic
discovery

Step out the usual stereotyped guided tour and explore narrow streets, hidden gems, find the good restaurants that only appear on Japanese maps... Visit a Japan that no Western travel guide can describe!

Touring in the most popular places of Tokyo or Kyoto with our guides is naturally also possible.

Our certified tour guides in Koya-san

The round trip transportation time from Osaka-Namba (about 1h30 each way) is included in the total length of the tour. The guide will use the transportation time to answer your questions, give insights on Japan, and especially on Koya-san.

Prices

Low season
High season
Very high season
 
 
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 to 10 pers. 11 to 20 pers.
1 day
(10h)
~$343
(¥36,000)
~$395
(¥41,500)
~$476
(¥50,000)
~$172/pers.
(¥18,000)
~$224/pers.
(¥23,500)
~$267/pers.
(¥28,000)
~$148/pers.
(¥15,500)
~$191/pers.
(¥20,000)
~$229/pers.
(¥24,000)
~$119/pers.
(¥12,500)
~$152/pers.
(¥16,000)
~$191/pers.
(¥20,000)
~$600/group
(¥63,000)
~$762/group
(¥80,000)
~$934/group
(¥98,000)
~$1,201/group
(¥126,000)
~$1,525/group
(¥160,000)
~$1,868/group
(¥196,000)

For groups of 20 persons and more: Please contact us for a quote
Touristic seasons details

Our prices include
  • Your private custom guided tour!
  • The preparation of your tour in Koya-san by the guide, according to your preferences
  • Reservation fee (no additional administration fee or tips)
  • The guides’ personal expenses:
    • Their full transportation fees (to the meeting place and during the tour)
    • Their lunch up to ¥1,000 (~$10) per meal
    • Their admission fee up to ¥1,500 (~$14) per day
But do not include
  • Your own personal expenses (transportation, meal, admission fee, etc.)
  • Transportation fees: ¥3,400 (~$32) per person for a 2-days all included pass from Osaka-Namba (not covered by the JR Pass)
  • Insurances you may buy

See details about transportation costs below.

Additional information

The departure station for Koya-san is Namba (south Osaka), about 50 minutes from Kyoto station, with at least one transfer. The trip Osaka-Mount Koya is not covered by the JR Pass, you have to order a Koya-san Pass.

To make to most of your sightseeing day in Mount Koya, we recommended to:

  • Book an accommodation in Osaka to lessen transportation time;
  • Or wake up early to reach Namba at the earliest and enjoy the full day.

The guide will use the transportation time to answer your questions, give insights on Japan, and especially on Koya-san.

Keikaku does not provide 2 consecutive days guidance in Koya-san. Our travelers can naturally stay one night (or more) in one of the temples in the mountain. In such case, the guide will provide all necessary information during the preparation before the tour and will leave at the end of the day.

Touristic seasons details:
  • Low season
    • from 08/31/2020 to 10/09/2020
    • from 11/21/2020 to 12/19/2020
    • from 01/04/2021 to 03/14/2021
    • from 05/24/2021 to 07/02/2021
  • High season
    • from 08/23/2020 to 08/30/2020
    • from 10/10/2020 to 10/17/2020
    • from 11/01/2020 to 11/20/2020
    • from 12/20/2020 to 01/03/2021
    • from 03/15/2021 to 03/24/2021
    • from 05/09/2021 to 05/23/2021
    • from 07/03/2021 to 07/23/2021
    • from 08/16/2021 to 08/29/2021
  • Very high season
    • from 10/18/2020 to 10/31/2020
    • from 03/25/2021 to 05/08/2021
    • from 07/24/2021 to 08/15/2021
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