Mount Koya

Japan’s center of Shingdon Buddhism, a visit to Mount Koya offers the chance to stay overnight in a shukubu, an ancient Buddhist temple where the monks still live and pray. Other attractions include the main Shingdon monastery, Kongobuji Temple, a walk through the misty atmospheric cemetery of Okunoin and a chance to explore the excellent network of hiking trails across the mountain.

Mount Koya

Okunion Cemetery is home to the sacred tomb of Kukai, who introduced Shingdon Buddhism to Japan in 805. Japan’s largest cemetery, it includes the Torodo Hall of Lamps where over 10,000 lanterns are kept permanently lit. The main town Koyasan has many temples to explore and the network of trails across Mount Koya offers extensive opportunities for hiking.

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your vacation plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Select your budget per person Enter your departure date
Select your budget per person Year

Where would you like to go?

Please select your interest Select your interest

How many nights?

How many nights? Drag the slider to select nights
0 21 nights +


Number of adults (aged 12+). Minimum 1 adult  
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)

Select your budget per person

Select your budget per person

Contact details

Your First name First name*
Your Last name Last name*
Your email address Email address*
Your phone number Phone number
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re traveling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue  
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.