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Mount Koya Tours

Koyasan, or Mount Koya, is the spiritual centre of the esoteric Shingon Buddhist school, which was founded by bonze Kukai approximately 1,200 years ago. On the top of the mountain (about 1,000 metres – about 3,280 feet – above sea-level), you will find many temples, pagodas and a giant cemetery leading to Kukai’s mausoleum.


Tours passing by Mount Koya

VI essentiel japon en liberte Discover the main sites of Japan at your own pace - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
In Japan, every moment is a surprise and an incredible discovery ! Among the pure, silver lines of Tokyo’s buildings, a secret garden can sometimes be found around a delicate teahouse. A fascinating country that cultivates the paradoxes for which it is famous, Japan is a strange land that constantly shifts from one extreme to the other. On this very comprehensive tour, discover the most beautiful places of interest of the Land of the Rising Sun, from the baroque, colourful temples of Nikko to the timeless floating torii of Miyajima.

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VI temples et sanctuaires Temples and shrines - 22 Jours | 20 Nuits
From times immemorial, temples and shrines have been an integral part of the lives of Japanese people. Often shrouded in nature to be closer to the kami, the Gods, the temples and shrines can be built in different shapes and colours. With this rich itinerary, discover these cultural, sometimes age-old, places of interest that promote a mystical, magical image

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VI onsens sites sacres kii Onsen in the sacred sites of Kii - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
Enter into a world of shadows and dark forests and follow the historical pilgrimage trails of the Kii Mountains, which connect Mount Koya to the three shrines of Kumano Sanzan. These sacred, mysterious sites, which are now part of the UNESCO World Heritage, are now yours to discover, as are the onsen. A magical, sulphurous trip.

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VI japon aux mille couleurs The thousand colours of Japan - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
An archipelago of 3,000 islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean, Japan is full of treasures that never cease to amaze those who come to explore them. In this fascinating country with an age-old culture and beautiful landscapes, you will adventure out to discover the thousand aspects that have shaped the Empire of the Rising Sun.

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VI sur la route de tokkaido On the Tokaido road - 10 Jours | 8 Nuits
On this great tour, you will follow in the footsteps of the travellers who used to walk along the mythical Tokaido road, which connected the city of Tokyo to the capital, Kyoto. This itinerary will take you into the heart of Japanese culture to the iconic places along this trail. From Tokyo to Osaka, the ultra modern cities, via Hakone, which offers an incredible view of Mount Fuji, and Kyoto, which will amaze you with its charming alleys where you will find the most beautiful temples and shrines.

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Activities in Mount Koya

AI Tokyo Kyoto Kamakura Nara Guided tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara, Osaka and Mount Koya in English
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara and Osaka as well as Mount Koya. Discover the different forms of Japanese art: temples, shrines and secret gardens in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by the most renowned architects in Tokyo, the giant bronze Buddha in Kamakura, and age-old temples in Nara and on Mount Koya.


AI   Une nuit dans un monastere One night in a Buddhist monastery in a shukubo
What experience could be more exceptional and unforgettable than spending the night in a UNESCO World Heritage Site? When you visit Mount Koya, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, you will have the opportunity to spend the night in a Buddhist monastery, a shukubo, where you will experience the daily life of a monastery first hand. You will eat the same vegetarian food as the monks and will sleep on tatami mats and futons in a typical Japanese setting. Finally, at dawn, you will attend the monks’ morning prayers, as they rise with the sun.


Hotels in Mount Koya

HI Renge jo In Shukubo Mont Koya
Renge-jo In Shukubo - Mount Koya
Staying the night in a shukubo, a rest house inside a temple, is a rare, exceptional experience that will leave you with amazing memories! The Renge-jo Inn is a large Buddhist monastery in a unique setting : the rooms, decorated in the Japanese style, are simple yet comfortable and you will be delighted by the indoor garden! The Renge-jo Inn houses different types of gardens : landscape gardens with small ornamental lakes where the famous Japanese carps live and dry gardens with rocks, pebbles and gravel that encourage meditation as you gaze upon them. You will be served a vegetarian meal in your room, the same traditional cuisine that the monks eat. Finally, to complete the experience, do not miss the monks’ morning prayers at 6 a.m.!


HI Fukushi inn shukubo mont koya
Shukubo Fukushi Inn - Mont Koya
Staying in a shukubo, a rest house inside a temple, is a rare and amazing experience that will not fail to leave you with wonderful memories! Fukushi Inn is a large Buddhist monastery that provides you with a unique setting: the rooms, decorated in a Japanese-style, are simple yet comfortable, but above all, you will be delighted by the interior garden! Fukushi Inn has different kinds of gardens: landscape gardens with small ornamental lakes where the famous Japanese carps live and dry gardens with rocks, pebbles and gravel that encourage meditation as you gaze upon them. You will be served vegetarian food in your room - the same traditional cuisine that the monks eat. Finally, to make the experience complete, do not miss the monks' morning prayers at 6 a.m.!




* price per person "from", double base in standard room, if available at the booking time


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