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Koyasan, which is the core of the World Heritage “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range,” is one of Wakayama’s world-renowned places. The sacred site of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, founded by Kukai, also known as “Ko-bo Daishi”, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2004, and in 2015 it celebrated its 1,200th anniversary.

The vast grounds surrounded by the Kii Mountains, including the Reihokan, which houses 21 national treasures and 148 important cultural properties, have a mystical atmosphere. At Koyasan, you can feel the power of the sanctuary. This place continues to attract many pilgrims from Japan and abroad. It boasts a wonderful landscape that is a condensation of history, culture, and nature.

Since ancient times, many people have climbed the pilgrimage route to visit Koyasan, the sacred place located at an altitude of 800 meters. The unique feature of the World Heritage “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes of the Kii Mountains” is that not only the temples and shrines, but also the ancient pilgrimage routes are registered as a World Heritage Site.

In the town at the foot of Koyasan, which is the starting point of the pilgrimage route, the way of life, industry, and history that were nurtured along with the rich religious culture still remain.
How about a fascinating experience at Koya-Sanroku ?

Shukubo is a temple with facilities for overnight stays for monks and worshipers. At Koyasan’s shukubo, you can enjoy the historic architecture and beautiful gardens, traditional vegetarian cuisine, and experience valuable training such as zazen meditation, sutra copying, and sutra reading.

There are also inns with natural hot springs at Koya-Sanroku. Large public bath, guest rooms with open-air baths, private baths, etc. You can soothe the fatigue of your trip in the charming hot springs.

We offer various types of accommodation to suit your needs.