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【Kongobuji & Garan】Private tour with a Koyasan resident guide

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Max People : 15
Tour overview

Local English-speaking guide will be happy to explain daily living, training at Koyasan temples and important teachings of the esoteric Buddhism brought by Kukai, 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 residents in Koyasan.

departure date

Depart daily

Tour price

22000 JPY  per group (from 1 to 5 people)

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

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Finishing point

Minimum number of people to depart

1 person


Koyasan resident guide