This Website is for basic tourism info. and tips while you stay in Koyasan. Please enjoy your staying in Koyasan.

General Rules

General Rules

Things you must NOT do:
[At temples and shrines]
・Talk loudly
・Bring pets
・Walk while using a smartphone
・Talk on phones

[After crossing Gobyo-bashi Bridge]
・Remove your hat

[Rules for Pilgrimages in the Kii Mountains]
・We all preserve the “Site of Mankind”.
・Tread among the spirits of prayers from ancient times.
・With a smile and greetings, enjoy our humanity.
・Take care. Do not take nor bring any animals or plants here.
・Prepare a plan and equipment, and let’s walk with at a proper pace.
・Do not stray from the path.
・Be careful with fire.
・Carry your garbage out. Keep the paths beautiful.

For Details see the WebSite: Wakayama Prefecture The World Heritage Registration Association

Visiting the Temples


Zuko is used for purification of your body and soul. Attested in sutras, it is thought to be practiced since ancient times and uses a mixture of about 10 eastern herbs. It is rubbed on the hands to purify your body and soul during visits, sutra reading or shakyo.

Water-facing Jizo

With the clear, flowing Tama-gawa River behind, bodhisattvas of the goddess of mercy are lined up here, even bronze jizo bodhisattvas and acalas. Visitors to Okuno-in seek Mizumuke Toba (water-facing stupa) at Goku-sho (the offering place), make the offering to the jizo, and then pray for the eternal rest of their ancestors by offering water.
1. Write the name of the ancestral for a memorial service.
2. And put them into a basket in front of the statues.
3. A lot of water to Toba for the soul of ancestor.


“Stupa” is a long slender stick used for memorial services. Stupa are placed for memorial services for ancestors and the dead.

Rental Cycles

¥400/hour (¥100 for each additional 30 minutes)
Bicycles are available for hire at the Koyasan Shukubo Association central office.
Please note that some areas cannot be entered by bicycle.

Shodo-Kyotsu-Naihaiken(A Combo Ticket)

This ticket covers admission fees to six major tourist destinations or activities in Koyasan:
Kongobu-ji Head Temple / Reihokan Museum / Konpon Daito Pagoda / Kon-do / Tokugawa Mausoleum / Jukai at Daishi Kyokai
It is included commemorative gift at okuno-in. The tickets are on sale at the Koyasan Shukubo Association Offices, Danjo Garan, Daishi Kyokai, and elsewhere.

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