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Okunoin Cemetery Night Tour (the return bus is included)

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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 bus 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.

◯Please confirm the reservation status of today’s tour from this web page.

◯ For those who stay at Renge-in, Ichijyo-in and Fumon-in can not participate in the Okunoin night tour due to the curfew or bathing time.

◯Private night tour is available, advance reservation is required! (78000JPY per group up to 15 people.)


☆Only those who participated in the tour will receive a discount coupon for the cafe bar☆

Wakayama Cafe&Bar “TAIRA” 5% OFF Discount Coupon

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 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.

Departure Date

Depart Daily 

*Rainy weather may cause the tours to be cancelled

Tour price

【Reservation & Payment Online】

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

Toddlers under 3 years old are free

(Online reservation is accepted until 18:30 on the day of the tour)


【Cash payment on the day】

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

Toddlers under 3 years old are free


※ 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.

Return bus transfer

You can take a free bus only on the return trip of the tour. It is now possible to return to almost all the lodges in Koyasan by 21 o’clock.​

Those who are not staying at Ekoin can also participate in the tour, but please join us after checking the accommodation’s curfew and bathing hours as well.


【What is the return bus transfer route and the arrival time to each bus stop?】

Click here to check the route.

Some accommodation facilities are away from the route. There are some temples that take more than 5 minutes on foot after getting off the bus, please be sure to book from here and make a reservation.


【I want to return to my accommodation on foot.】

If your accommodation’s curfew is after 22 o’clock, it is also possible to return to the accommodation facility slowly at your own pace through the fantastic approach of Okunoin at night, please tell us before the tour begins.


【What is the fare for the return bus?】

As it is included in the tour price, there is no need to bring coins or a free one day bus ticket.


【How can I get to the meeting point?】

There is no pick-up service by bus to the meeting point, please come by foot or by public bus.


☆ In rare cases, buses get crowded. Please acknowledge that sometimes you may not be able to sit on the seat, but he maximum time to get on the bus is about 10 minutes.


☆ People who stay at Renge-in & Ichijyo-in can not participate in the tour due to the curfew or the bath hours.


For more information please do not hesitate to contact us +81-80-3108-4790

Before booking


Please be sure to read through

【How to reserve】

It is possible to make reservations by phone or e-mail (regular price 2,500 yen) or advance online reservation (special discount rate 2,300 yen).


【In case of rain · When the weather is uncertain】

If the tour is canceled on rainy days, those who make advance reservations will be contacted by phone number or e-mail address registered at the time of booking by18:40, the fee will be refunded in full on-line. If you are not contacted in any way, the tour will be held. Those who have not made advance reservation, please contact directly to +81-80-3108-4790, or visit this website. Please do not ask the temple office of the temple you are staying in, thank you for your understanding.


【Clothing / Shoes】

The temperature is about 7 degrees lower than the flat land, please pay attention to the cold weather especially at the turn of the season. Please bring suitable boots during the time of snow cover.


【Maximum number of people per group】

In order to maintain a fantastic atmosphere and tour quality, one group per guide is limited to 1 to 35 people. (However, if the guidance person suddenly becomes sick, the number of people in one group may be increased. In that case, we will announce you on the day. If the number of people increases and you do not want to participate, it is okay to cancel it on the day. The fee will be refunded in full.


【Pushchair / Wheelchair】

Although it is a nearly flat road, there are several steps, so people coming by a stroller or a wheelchair will have to lift it several times on the way.


【People coming by car】

Parking at the meeting place (Ekoin) will be given priority to Ekoin guests, and parking is not possible when it’s full. We ask that you come to the meeting place on foot or bus.


【When there is no reservation】

Those who do not make a reservation may not be able to participate in the tour even if you come on the day due to restrictions on the number of people getting on the bus. Especially during March to November, I recommend you to make a reservation in advance.

Minimum number of participants

1 person


Cancellation policy

If you cancel on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
If you cancel between 1 and 2 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 80% charge.
If you cancel between 3 and 7 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 30% charge.
If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
When an alarm or warning report is issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency, we will cancel and refund the tour price.



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.