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Okunoin Cemetery Night Tour 【For those who stay at an inn of 9pm curfew】

with return bus
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☆ Please check the bus route before you reserve ☆

* Some accommodation facilities in the west from the center of Koyasan (Senjuinbashi bus stop) are located away from the return route. Since there are also places that take 5 minutes or more on foot after getting off the return bus, please acknowledging it before you reserve.

※ For those who stay at Renge-in & Sainan-in can not participate in the Okunoin night tour due to the curfew or bathing time.




① For those who stay at a lodging with the 21 o’clock curfew


Those who stay at one of the following lodgings, please be sure to reserve a night tour with a transfer.



Kodai-in, Komyo-in

Saizen-in, Sanbo-in, Souji-in

Jimyo-in, Jyofuku-in



Fukuchi-in, Fugen-in, Fumon-in, Fudo-in

Henjyoko-in, Hoon-in, Hojyo-in



Ryusen-in, Rengejyo-in




② For those who take more than 30 minutes on foot from the night-tour finishing point to the lodgings


As the following lodgings are located more than 2 km from the night-tour finishing point, it is strongly recommended to book the tour with a transfer.





Jyoki-in, Jyojyu-in

Takamuro-in, Tentoku-in


Henjyoson-in, Hongaku-in, Honno-in

Myoo-in, Muryoko-in




③ For those who want to return early and want to take a bath

④ For those who are tired and want to return to the lodgings by car


Although the following lodgings are close to Okunoin, those who fall under any of ③ or ④ can also reserve the Okunoin night tour with the return passenger car.




Shojyoshin-in, Sekisho-in





※ If you cannot find the name of your lodging or inn, it might be difficult to attend this cemetery night tour.

Tour Overview

Okunoin graveyard is the place where Kukai still remains alive to this day.

Let’s visit “Kobo Daishi aka Kukai” in Okunoin graveyard between early dinner and bedtime.


Monks or chief of a temple office 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 we are lucky, we can see some flying squirrels, big frogs and fireflies.

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


Rainy weather may cause tours to be cancelled.


※The tour is not held on the 20th of every month.

Departure Date

Depart Daily 

*Rainy weather may cause the tours to be cancelled

tour price

【Reservation & Payment Online】

◆Adult 2,100 yen (over 12 years old)  Child 300yen

(Online reservation is accepted until 18:40 on the day of the tour)


【Cash payment on the day】

◆Adult 2,500 yen (over 12 years old)  Child 500yen


※ If the tour is canceled due to bad weather, we will refund the fee in full. (0% refund fee)

※ Please feel free to contact us from inquiry form for cancellation up to the previous day. (0% refund fee)

※ In case of cancellation on the day we will not refund. (100% refund fee)

※ If the number of participants reaches the capacity, those who do not have a reservation may not be able to participate in the tour.

Tour meeting place & roll-call

EKOIN : 19:00



Finishing point

Finishing point: Okunoin Gokusho

Finishing time: 20:30 Participants will be sent to most of the lodgings in Koyasan before 9pm by car. Please check the bus route before you reserve.

Minimum number of people for departure

1 person


Included in the price of the tour

Return bus



ScheduleOkunoin night tour

Starting point: EKOIN
Meeting time : 19:00 – 19:15

Finishing point: Okunoin Gokusho
Finishing time: 20:30
Participants will be sent to some bus stops in Koyasan by 9pm by car.