Mt. Koya

Visited by travellers from all around the world, access to Mt. Koya is now easier and closer than ever. Enjoy a direct limousine bus from Kansai International Airport (Osaka) to Mt. Koya, eliminating the need to change trains with heavy luggage anymore.

World known Mt. Koya (or Koyasan in Japanese) is the centre of the Shingon Buddhism temples and was founded in 816. Its 1,200-year anniversary was cerebrated in 2015. The temple compound is located in the Kii Mountain Range in the Wakayama prefecture.

The limousine bus operates one return trip a day and it takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes each way. The regular fare is 2,000 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for children. There is a discount if a pre-booking is made online. In 2016, the limousine operates from April 1 to November 30. There is no service during the winter season (between December 1 to March 31) due to the risk of snow coverage.

It is highly recommended to book in advance. For more information about the time table and booking, please visit here.