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【Kongobuji & Garan】Private tour with a monk

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Max People : 15
Tour overview

Local English-speaking monks will guide you.

Friendly monks will be happy to explain daily living, training at Koyasan temples and important teachings of the esoteric Buddhism brought by Kukai, that only the monks of Koyasan know, as well as deepening your understanding of Koyasan’s history and culture.

In this tour, we will go round the following temples of Kongobuji and Garan.



Banryutei (Japan’s largest rock garden)

Yanaginoma (Willow Room: Hidetsugu suicide room)

Tensuioke (Rain Barrel)   

Kyozo (Scripture Storehouse)   

Shoro (Bell Tower)   

Daigenkan & Kogenkan (Entrance)   

Ohiroma & Jibutsuma   Umenoma (Plum Room)   

Betsuden (Temple Annex)   

Shin Betsuden (New Temple Annex)   

Shoin Jodan no Ma (Gold Leaf Wall)   


Okushoin (Resting Area for the Imperial Family)   

Chigonoma (Page Room)   

Tsuchimuro (Earth Room)   




Kondo (Golden Hall)

Konpon Daito (Great Pagoda)

Chumon (Twin-tiered & five-sectioned gate)

Miedo (Great Portrait Hall)

Miyashiro (Shrine Complex)

Rokkaku Kyozo (Hexagonal Depository of the Scriptures)

Saito (West Tower)

Kujyakudo (Prayer for Rain)

Jyunteido (Temple for pabajja)


Learn the esoteric teachings that have been protected 1200 years through the conversation with the priests and experience the teachings in the nature of Koyasan.

On this occasion, please feel familiar with the monks that you don’t come into contact with everyday, they will politely explain the lives of priests in temples, that people can not normally see, and useful teachings for your future life.

departure date

Depart daily

Tour price

12000 JPY  1 person

(For more than 2 people, there will be an additional charge of +1,000 yen per person.)


To request for a private tour, send inquiry or contact us by E-mail (

Please tell us the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Number of persons in the group
  3. Date of the tour
  4. Starting time & Meeting place

If the tour is canceled due to bad weather, the fee will be refunded.

Starting point

Please let me know a convenient place and time to meet.

Finishing point

Please let me know a convenient place and time to meet.

Minimum number of people to depart

1 person

If it is a group of up to 5 people, we will pick you up to the accommodation by car.

Included in tour price

  • Buddhist stole (2 hours rental)


Monk with guide license

Tour Overview

Schedule【Kongobuji & Garan】Private Tour with a Koyasan Buddhist Monk

Starting point:Please let me know a convenient place and time to meet.
finishing point:Please let me know a convenient place and time to meet.