Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu

  • Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu

    Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu

  • Owners


  • Common room

    Common room

  • Bar space

    Bar space

  • Double room

    Double room

  • Double and loft

    Double and loft

  • left: Curry set, right: sample breakfast

    left: Curry set, right: sample breakfast

  • Showers rooms

    Showers rooms

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu

    Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu


Funky Hostel

Kokuu is a guesthouse in Koyasan, a mountain top Buddhist village and sacred site.  It is located on the east side of town near the Nakanohashi entrance to the atmospheric Okunoin cemetery.  The friendly, young owner has intimate local knowledge having grown up in Koyasan in a Buddhist family. The building is an original design, with a simple exterior and striking interior.  When you enter through the sliding doors a distinct white hallway leads down the center of the building, open to a criss-cross of rafters and skylights.  On the right is a cosy sitting area with wood burning stove.  On the left is a welcoming bar.  Further down the hall are doors to guestrooms (single "mountain" capsules, double, and triple rooms), toilets, and showers.  Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu has the feel of a designer mountain cabin.  It is a unique option for those wishing to see Koyasan and not necessary wanting to stay in a temple.

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu can only accept reservations 90 days or less in advance.
Thank you for your understanding.

Full Name

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu






49-43 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 648-0211
〒648-0211 和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山49-43

Map Code 

205 463 453*13




15:00 - 19:00


by 10:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu

  • Bed & Breakfast
    4,900 yen~


Western Style Yes
Japanese Style No
Mixed Style No
Other Style Yes
Number of Rooms 11
Maximum Guests 16
Mountain capsule: 8 rooms (only for single use)
Double: 1 room
Double & Loft: 2 rooms

*No foods or drinks in the guestrooms please. (Allowed in bar space)
*All rooms are non-smoking.
Communal sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee
Tooth brush: 50 yen
Face towel: 50 yen
Bath towel: 100 yen
*No smoking inside the guesthouse.
*TV, pajamas are not available.
*The lights-out time is 22:00.


Shared Indoor No
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Shower rooms: 2
*Please try to finish showering before 22:00.


Meals and light foods are available at bar space from 15:00~ 22:00
Meals will be served at bar space from 8:00~ 9:30 (Bread or fruits)

Vegetarian meals available 
(Please let us know in advance of what you can and cannot eat in detail)

 Facilities & Services

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Bar space open hours: 8:00~ 10:00, 15:00~ 22:00
    Wi-fi available hours (living room): 8:00~ 22:00
    *The lights-out time is 22:00.
  • Luggage storage
  • Notes

    Name & Design

    The name Kokuu is a Buddhist word with profound connotations of space, void, and sky.

    Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu was designed by an architecture studio in Kyoto and is described by an Italian design magazine as "an exemplary paradigm of the subtleness embedded in contemporary Japanese spatial articulation, where dichotomies between sober exterior and light interior render a simple yet resounding architectural character".

    — To paraphrase the above ... this guest house is really cool!


    Access Information
    Osaka Namba (Nankai) to Koyasan
    ● 90 min by train from Nankai Osaka station to Gokurakubashi (極楽橋) station (Nankai Railways)
    ● 5 min by cable car from Gokurakubashi to Koyasan
    ● 8 min by bus from Koyasan bound for Okunoin (奥野院). 3 minute walk from "Okunoin (奥野院)" bus stop.
     Kii-Tanabe (via Ryujin Onsen) to Koyasan
    ● ~ 3 hr 30 min by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Koyasan via Ryujin Onsen (there is a transfer at Gomadanzan) (bus timetable 7)
    ※ Weekends and national holidays only.
    ※ This bus service does not run from the beginning of December to the end of March.
    ● ~ 3 minute walk from "Okunoin (奥野院)" bus stop.
    Shuttle Service
    Not available
    Up to 50 vehicles (free)
    *Please use the “Koyasan Daireien Shikichinai 高野山大霊園敷地内” parking lot.