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【Private】Okunoin Cemetery Day Tour

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Child (less than 12 years old) Free

This private tour is intended for people with the following conditions.


“I have various questions I want to ask during the tour, but I do not want to bother other participants.”

“I want to avoid crowded tours.”

“I would like to use it for friendship groups or company trip.”

“I need to entertain my important customers.”

Tour Overview

Why don’t we visit “Kobo Daishi aka Kukai” together with the monk of Koyasan to Okunoin before noon?

Monks who have license to guide in English take you an enjoyable tour.


Things we talk about

・Kobo Daishi (aka Kukai) : The founder of Koyasan

・Legends (funny and scary stories in the cemetery)

・Daily life of monks

・History of Koyasan


・Teachings of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism


If the timing is right, we can see a special ritual called “Shojingu.” 


◆◆ Shojingu Ritual◆◆

Monks prepare a meal for Kobo Daishi as part of a ritual that involves blessing food placed in a covered wooden box. 

It’s said that Kobo Daishi aka Kukai is still alive and continues meditation in Okunoin, and meals are delivered twice a day.

This ritual  has continued without a break for 1,200 years. 




We will also visit the following places:

◆ Gobyo is the place where Kobo Daishi aka Kukai still remains alive to this day. 

◆Touching a tree of 850 years old

◆The biggest tombstone in Okunoin

◆Samurai graves such as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi

◆ The monument of Matsuo Basho

◆ Torodo: Spectacular lantern hall with more than 20,000 lanterns

◆ Senryo (Memorial tombs dedicated to teeth and nails of the imperial family)

◆ Torodo’s basement: We can approach Kukai very close. There are 50,000 tiny statues that have been donated to Okunoin.


When you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Departure Date

Every day

*Rainy weather cause the tours to be cancelled.

Tour price

16,000 JPY per group (from 1 to 5 people)

For more than 6 people, there will be an additional charge of +500 yen per person.

Tour meeting place & roll-call

Nakanohashi parking lot or Ichino-hashi entrance


Please contact us from the inquiry form to meet your request.

Finishing point

Please contact us from the inquiry form to meet your request.

Minimum number of people for departure

1 person



Schedule【Private】Okunoin Cemetery Day Tour【Monk Guide】

Starting point: Please specify, it’s also possible to pick you up at where you stay.

Finishing point: Please specify, it’s also possible to drop you off at where you stay.