[Wakayama/Koyasan] Night Tour of Okunoin Cemetery (English tour)の紹介画像
[Wakayama/Koyasan] Night Tour of Okunoin Cemetery (English tour)の紹介画像
[Wakayama/Koyasan] Night Tour of Okunoin Cemetery (English tour)の紹介画像
[Wakayama/Koyasan] Night Tour of Okunoin Cemetery (English tour)の紹介画像
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[Wakayama/Koyasan] Night Tour of Okunoin Cemetery (English tour)

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  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Solo participant
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    6Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    1~2 hours
Plan description

We will visit “Kobo Daishi aka Kukai” in Okunoin graveyard between early dinner and bedtime. Licensed guides who can speak English take you the enjoyable tour.You will see a mystical Okunoin which is totally different from the daytime.

Night-time tour in cemetery

We will go and descover the Okunoin cemetery between early dinner and bed time. The lantern lit in the dark, the silence of the night, it feels like a completely different place at night.

The tour with licensed guides

90 minutes tour around the largest historical cemetery in Japan: Okunoin. You will learn about legends, buddhist history and "Kobodaishi Kukai" the founder of the Shingon Buddism.

Tour in the nature

Surrounded by majestic ancient trees ... If you are lucky, you will see flying squirrel, bat, owl, firefly ... You will feel the history, religion, nature in the silence of a mystic ancient place ..

About fees

Basic fee

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Reservation cancellation fee generation date Cancellation fee will be charged from 7 days before the event date.
About cancellation Please note that the following cancellation fee will be charged in the case of cancellation due to customer convenience. 7 days to 3 days before: 30% 2 days before to the day before: 80% On the day: 100% Cancellation without notice: 100%
About event termination There is the possibility of cancelling the tour in case of the bad weather.

Detailed information of this plan

Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
Possible number of bookings 1~35
About duration
1~2 hours
1 hour 30 minutes (1 hour 20 minutes experience)
Operating period All-year-round
Assembly time 19:00
Booking deadline until 17:59 on the day

Changing room Toilet
Shower Parking

Dress code - Must bring items 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. When it might be rainy, please be sure to bring rain gear.

Matters require attention ・Please join the tour after checking the accommodation's curfew and bathing hours.・ We will contact you when the tour is canceled due to the bad weather until 6:40 on the day. We also inform you on our website. ・People who stay at Renge-in and Fmon-in can not participate in the tour due to the curfew or the bath hours
Other notifications ・Although the path is mostly flat, there are steps and stairs, so it is not recommended for people with strollers or wheelchairs because it will be physically taxing to lift them up many times along the way.・The sacred place at night is a quiet and calm space unlike the daytime. Also, for babies and young children, staying up late may affect their physical condition and sleep rhythm. Therefore, this tour is for elementary school students and above (6 years old and above). Thank you for your understanding.・Please acknowledge that sometimes you may not be able to sit on the seat, but the maximum time to get on the bus is about 10 minutes for the returnbus.・Some accommodations are away from the route.There are some temples that take more than 5 minutes on foot after getting off the bus, but it is possible to return to almost all the lodges in Koyasan by 9 pm. ・If your curfew is after 22 pm it is possible to return to the accommodation slowly at your own pace on foot.

Plan attractions

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The Ichinohashi Bridge (first bridge) is the traditional entrance to Okunoin.

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Licensed guides who can speak English take you an enjoyable tour.

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You will see a mystical Okunoin totally different from the daytime.

Time schedule


19:00 tour meeting and roll-call19: 15 Departure20: 30 Finish at Okunoin gokusho20: 40 Take the return bus

Access - Map

497 Koyasan, Koya-cho Ito-gun, Wakayama-ken Japan
Assembly point

Ekoin entrance

There is no pick-up service by bus to the meeting point, please come by foot or by public bus.After the tour the guide will take you(only the people who want to take the retern bus) from Gokusho to the bus stop. The guide will get on the bus with participants and tell them the bus stop where they get off.

If you arrive by car

Parking at the meeting place (Ekoin) will be given priority to Ekoin guests, and it is not possible to park your car at Ekoin. We kindly ask you to come to the meeting place on foot or bus.

If you arrive by train

Take the bus (bound for Okunoin-mae) from Koyasan station and get off the bus at Karukayado-mae. Go straight (90m) to the bus direction and meeting point (Ekoin) is in your right across the street.

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Lanterns are lit along the street from the beginning to the end of the process, and the guide also brings a flashlight just in case, and is thorough in calling attention to all steps during the process.

Authorization issued by Wakayama Prefectural Office
Insurance information Tokio Marine & Nichido Travel Agency Liability Insurance
License and Qualifications Kongobu-ji precincts guide qualification
Member organizations and associations Wakayama Prefectural Governor Registered Travel Agency No. 2-306, All Japan Association of Travel Agents (ANTA), Takano Tourism Association, Takano Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Number of staff 8

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