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From various points

JR/private railway/subway, etc.

Namba Sta.

Approx. 2 hr. via Nankai Koya Line/cable car

Koyasan Sta.


Take a bus from Koyasan Station for approx. 10 min.; get off at “Isshinguchi”

Rengejo-in Temple Length of Visit: Approx. 15 min.


This temple has the strongest connection to the Sanada Family in Koyasan. It was the first place that father and son, Masayuki and Yukimura, stayed after being placed in confinement. The family crest of six coins appears throughout the temple. After the death of Yukimura and the Sanada Family moved to Matsushiro (Nagano prefecture), it became the Sanada Family temple in Koyasan.

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Walk a very short distance from Rengejo-in Temple

Tokugawa Family Mausoleum(Length of Visit: Approx. 15 min.)

Tokugawa Family Mausoleum

Close to Rengejo-in Temple, the Tokugawa Family Mausoleum venerates the spirits of father and son, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hidetada and is a place of notable interest.

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Take a fixed-route bus for approx. 10 min. and get off at “Okunoin-mae”

Okuno-in(Length of Visit: Approx. 90 min.)


Okuno-in is the largest holy site in Koyasan and centers on the mausoleum. The temple approach, which continues for approximately 2 km from Ichinohashi Bridge, is lined with Memorial stupa for warriors representative of Sengoku, such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Ishida Mitsunari, Takeda Shingen and Katsuyori, and Uesugi Kenshin.

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Take a fixed-route bus from Okuno-in for approx. 10 min.; get off at “Kondo-mae”


Danjo Garan Complex
(Length of Visit: Approx. 90 min.)

  Danjo Garan Temple

A sacred place for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, the worldview and doctrine centering on Dainichi Nyorai (Buddha Mahavairocana) are expressed visibly in the building construction, Buddhist statues, and Buddhist paintings. It includes the national treasure, Fudo-do Hall, Kondo Hall, Konpon Daito (pagoda), as well as Chumon Gate, which was newly rebuilt in 2015 to commemorate the 1200th anniversary the foundation of Koyasan.


Walk from Danjo Garan Complex

Kongobu-ji Head Temple

  Kongobu-ji Temple

This is the head temple for the Koyasan Shingon Sect that has 3600 temples throughout Japan. It was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1593 as the family temple for his late mother, and reconstructed in 1863. The Banryu-tei Garden is a must see; a pair of dragons created from rocks emerge from a sea of clouds to protect the inner sanctuary.


Koyasan (lunch)

Fixed-route bus

Koyasan Sta.

Approx. 40 min. via cable car/Nankai Koya Line

Kudoyama Sta.

Walk approx. 10 min. from Kudoyama Sta.

Zenmyosho-in Temple (Sanada-an Hermitage)Length of Visit: Approx. 30 min.


This temple of the Koyasan Shingon Sect is said to have been built on the site of the hermitage where father and son, Sanada Masayuki and Yukimura, were confined. The Sanada Family crest of six coins appears throughout the temple grounds, such as on the roof tiles, gate, and votive tablets.

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Walk a short distance from Sanada-an Hermitage

Kudoyama Sanada Museum(Length of Visit: Approx. 60 min.)

Kudoyama Sanada Museum

The museum opened March 13, 2016 (Sun.). The museum exterior is constructed to resemble a samurai residence, while the interior will feature the family crest of six coins here and there that is familiar from the Sanada banner. Visitors are invited to enter the world of Sengoku.

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Walk approx. 5 min.

Roadside station “Kaki no Sato Kudoyama”(Length of Visit: Approx. 30 min.)

Roadside station “Kaki no Sato Kudoyama”

In addition to a center providing information on sightseeing spots associated with Yukimura in Kudoyama-cho and world heritage sites such as Koyasan and Koyasan Choishimichi Pilgrimage Route, there is also a souvenir shop, a farmer’s market selling local produce, and a bakery café.

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Walk approx. 15 min.

Kudoyama Sta.

Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. via Nankai Koya Line

Namba Sta.

JR/private railway/subway, etc.

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