Women Pilgrimage Course

  • Nyonin-michi womens pilgrimage route

  • Your guide!

  • Sign

  • Mountain scenery

  • Trail

  • Small shrine on trail

  • Trail

  • Nyonindo women's hall

Koyasan Pilgrimage Walk Tours


The route taken by women pilgrims to Koyasan has been compared to a lotus flower because it traces a course through the encircling mountains stopping at each of the seven traditional entrances to the sacred precincts (koyasan-nakuchi).

Present day visitors can traverse this tranquil mountain path and recall the days when devote women pilgrims were forbidden to enter into Koyasan.

This tour walks about half-way around Koyasan.


1 Participants 7,700 yen
2 Participants 11,000 yen
3 Participants 13,200 yen
4 Participants 15,400 yen
5 Participants 19,200 yen


Tour Outline

Course Name Women Pilgrimage Course
Distance ~7 km
Time ~3 hours
(not including bus transport times)
Difficulty 2.5
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Meeting Place Nyonindo Women's Hall
(or accommodation in Koyasan)
Tour Ending Place Okunoin
Maps Nyonin-michi

Tour Options

Meeting Time 9:00
Nyonindo Women's Hall
End of Tour ~12:00
Okunoin Cemetery

Meeting Time 13:00
Nyonindo Women's Hall
End of Tour ~16:00
Okunoin Cemetery

※ Please specify which tour time you would like to join when making the reservation request.
If you would like a different time (for example if you are staying Koyasan), please contact us for details.
Public Bus

● Daily buses leave every 30 min for Nyonindo between Koyasan station and Okuno-in mae.


● Another transportation option is to take a taxi.
Lunch is not included in this tour.
After Tour
There are a few options once the tour is complete.

● Stay overnight at one of the monastery temple lodging (Shukubo).

● Take a public bus back to Koyasan station from here you can return to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara.

NOTE: it takes more than 2 hours journey from Koyasan station to those places.
● wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
● be prepared for rain.
● bring a lunch and drinks.


Tour Date *
*Requests must be made 10 or more days in advance.
Contents Type * Local English Speaking Guide
Number of guests (Number of Participants) *
Tour Option *
Number of Participants * Male: Female:
Details of participants: age, general fitness level, other information that is relevant, etc.
Transportation Information *
Details of Relevant Transportation Information (time of bus, walking route, estimated itinerary, etc.)
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Name of Accommodation the Night Before Stay, Tour, Activity, etc. *