Mount Koya Buddhist Monastery Stay, Japan

Mount Koya Buddhist Monastery Stay, Japan

Mount Koya
Independent & locally escorted tour - 2 days from $559 per person based on double occupancy*

Mount Koya Buddhist Monastery Stay, Japan


2 Days, 1 Nights

Japan Endless DiscoveryHome to over one hundred temples, Mt. Koya has been the center of Shingon Buddhism for over 1200 years and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 2.5 hour journey from Kyoto to the mountaintop religious center of Mount Koya is one of the highlights of the visit. You will take several local trains, with the last train being one of the most scenic in Japan, winding its way up through the mountains. At the top, you will join a guided tour, then dine and the spend the night at a monastery. The following morning you may join meditation and chanting, or just observe, before having breakfast and traveling to Osaka.


  • Scenic rail and cable car trip to Mount Koya summit.
  • Morning meditation and chanting with Buddhist monks

Additional Details

  • Rail travel from Kyoto to Mount Koya, return to Osaka
  • Cable car
  • Guided tour of Mount Koya
  • Vegetarian temple meals
  • Overnight in room with or without private facilities


Based on double occupancy Price per person from*
     Room with shared toilet and bath 529
     Room with private toilet and bath 629

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge


Departs daily, year round.


From $529 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates and surcharges may apply Thu-Sat and during special events and Holidays. All pricing is strictly subject to availability and based on stays Sun-Wed. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (6/5/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.  CA CST: 2076233-40, WA ID 601684531

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