Koyasan to Kurisugawa, Chikatsuyu, Hongu Area (14:15 departure, Weekends & Holidays Only)

  • Kumano Kodo

  • Koyasan Shukubo

  • Watarase Onsen

Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus


Your exploration of the ancient Buddhist complex of Koyasan and the Kumano Sanzan—the grand shrines of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route—just got much easier.

Busses now connect the Koyasan area and the Kumano Sanzan, allowing for stress-free and smooth travel between the world heritage sites giving you more time to focus on heightening your spiritual state.

The service in 2020 has ended.
The schedule of operation for 2021 will be posted as soon as it is decided. (November 30th, 2020 updated)



Koyasan to Hongu Area
Adult 5,000 yen
Child 2,500 yen
Koyasan to Kurisugawa
Adult 3,800 yen
Child 1,900 yen
Koyasan to Nonaka Ipposugi
Adult 4,540 yen
Child 2,270 yen
Koyasan to Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu, Nakahechi Bijutsukan-mae, Chikatsuyu-oji
Adult 4,430 yen
Child 2,220 yen
Koyasan to Gyuba-doji-guchi
Adult 4,320 yen
Child 2,160 yen


PM Departure (Weekends & National Holidays)

Koyasan Station 14:15 Boarding Nankai Rinkan Bus
Senjuinbashi 14:25 Boarding
Okunoinmae 14:31 Boarding

Arr: 15:20

Dep: 15:35

Transfer Transfer to Ryujin Bus
Kirari Ryujin


There is no break on the PM bus. Ryujin Bus
Ryujin Onsen 16:13 Drop-off
Kurisugawa 17:00 Drop-off
Gyubadoji-guchi 17:13 Drop-off
Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu 17:15 Drop-off
Nakahechi Bijutsukan-mae 17:22 Drop-off
Chikatsuyu-oji 17:23 Drop-off
Nonaka Ipposugi 17:29 Drop-off
Shimoyukawa 17:51 Drop-off
Shimoyunomine 17:52 Drop-off
Yunomine Onsen 17:55 Drop-off
Watarase Onsen 18:01 Drop-off
Kawayu Onsen 18:02 Drop-off
Kameya-mae 18:02 Drop-off
Fujiya-mae 18:02 Drop-off
Dainich-goe Nobori-guchi 18:10 Drop-off
Hongu Taisha-mae 18:12
Final stop

Pass not available for use on June 7th 2020.

● You need to change buses at Gomadanzan.
Transfers are easy and straightforward. Please ask the bus driver if you have any concerns onsite.

● Lunch and admission fee for tourist facilities are not included in the tour price.
● Tickets are one way (single) leg.
● Seats are not assigned. Please sit in an empty seat.
● Depending on weather and road conditions, the time schedule may vary.
● Due to the limited availability of seats, early reservation is recommended to secure your seats.
●"Senjuinbashi" is the closest bus stop to temples and accommodations in Koyasan. 

Discounts for Ticket Holders
By showing your ticket, you are eligible to receive the following.

1.Admission fee for Gomasan Sky Tower will be reduced from 300 to JPY 200.  Gomasan Sky Tower is a lookout tower at Gomadanzan rest area. There is a short break here when you can visit for a panoramic view.

2.If you order “Donburi (Rice Bowl), Udon, Soba wheat noodles” at Kirari Ryujin Ryokan, Ryujin Soap will be given as a gift.

3.Admission fee for Ryujin Onsen bath will be reduced from JPY 700 to JPY 550.

IMPORTANT: Bring Printed Copy of Voucher
● Please present a PRINTED copy of your voucher (or present the voucher on your mobile/smart phone) prior to departure. A printed copy of your voucher is the best option to avoid any miscommunications with the bus drivers who do not speak English.

● Please NOTE that you may have to REPURCHASE the ticket in cash if you do not present the ticket when asked.


This route is a combination of local bus routes. 
The only sections that are seasonal are from Koyasan to Ryujin Onsen, and Ryujin Onsen to Kurisugawa. 
The other sections Ryujin Onsen to Kii-Tanabe and Kii-Tanabe to the Hongu area run year-round.
Koyasan Bus Stops

Senjuinbashi bus stop:  The most central bus stop in Koyasan.
Okunoinmae bus stop: Is on the far west of Koyasan.
Koyasan Station bus stop: In front of the Koyasan train station at the top of the cablecar. 
This bus station is not in the central Koyasan village. 
Koyasan Map

"Senjuinbashi" is the closest bus stop to temples and accommodations in Koyasan. 


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