Stunning world of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism

US $124.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Miyuki Ogawa.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Danjo Garan is another important area in Koyasan. The word Garan is derived from the Sanskrit and means a quiet and secluded place where Buddhist monks may train. It has served as the focal point of the study, training and rituals for Shingon Buddhist monks from the ninth century to the present day. Kodo Daishi expressed a three-dimensional Mandala world through the buildings of Garan. Inside the design is also three-dimensional expression of the Mandala of Shingon Buddhism. Kongobuji Temple is the head temple of 3600 Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. You can also see the largest rock garden in Japan.

I have fallen in love with Koyasan. I moved ashes of my ancestors to Koyasan. So it is my second hometown. Let's enjoy the historical sites as well as delicious cuisine. I'll do my best as your guide to make your trip unforgettable.


Sample Tour Timeline

01:30 PM
Koyasan Station

The tour will begin and end at Koyasan Station.(Some tourist continue the tour after Okunoin will begin the tour after lunch.)

01:30 PM
Koyasan Station

The tour will begin and end at Koyasan Station.(Some tourist continue the tour after Okunoin will begin the tour after lunch.)

02:00 PM
Daimon

Traditional gate to Koyasan and the pilgrimage destination.Through Daimon we enjoy walking in the Koya town.(about 20min walk to Danjo Garan)

02:00 PM
Daimon

Traditional gate to Koyasan and the pilgrimage destination.Through Daimon we enjoy walking in the Koya town.(about 20min walk to Danjo Garan)

02:30 PM
Danjo Garan

Koyasan's central temple complex. Inside the Konpon Daito Pagoda is a three dimensional mandala world. Upon entering the pagoda, visiters are astonished to see the beautifully arranged world of Buddhism.(Admission fee 200JPY per person.)

02:30 PM
Danjo Garan

Koyasan's central temple complex. Inside the Konpon Daito Pagoda is a three dimensional mandala world. Upon entering the pagoda, visiters are astonished to see the beautifully arranged world of Buddhism.(Admission fee 200JPY per person.)

03:30 PM
Kongobuji Temple

The head temple of 3600 Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. You can enjoy beautiful sliding screens, Banryutei Rock Garden(the largest rock garden in Japan)and kithen with old Kamado stoves. You can drink tea in the resting place.(Admission fee 500JPY per person.)

03:30 PM
Kongobuji Temple

The head temple of 3600 Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. You can enjoy beautiful sliding screens, Banryutei Rock Garden(the largest rock garden in Japan)and kithen with old Kamado stoves. You can drink tea in the resting place.(Admission fee 500JPY per person.)

Additional Details

Where we meet

What's included
Things you need
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $8.00)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $7)
  • Lunch(approx. US $20~30)
Notes:

Kongobuji Temple and Konpon Daito Pagoda will be closed at 5:00pm.(Last admission 4:30pm) If you go to Okunoin first, the tour should be started by 1:30pm.

Guest Requirements

All welcome

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.