Hongu Area, Chikatsuyu, Kurisugawa to Koyasan (8:05 departure)

  • Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus

  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

  • Ryujin-Koya Skyline

  • Koyasan Okunoin

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.

Bus service available in 2023 from April 1 to July 10 and September 1 to November 30.


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



Hongu Taisha-mae 8:05 Boarding Ryujin Bus
Dainich-goe Nobori-guchi 8:07 Boarding
Fujiya-mae 8:14 Boarding
Kameya-mae 8:14 Boarding
Kawayu Onsen 8:15 Boarding
Watarase Onsen 8:17 Boarding
Yunomine Onsen 8:29 Boarding
Shimoyunomine 8:30 Boarding
Shimoyukawa 8:31 Boarding
Nonaka Ipposugi 8:54 -
Chikatsuyu-oji 9:00 -
Nakahechi Bijutsukan

Arr: 9:00

Dep: 9:10

Transfer Transfer to Ryujin Bus bound for Gomadanzan
Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu 9:10 Boarding Ryujin Bus
Gyubadoji-guchi 9:14 Boarding
Kurisugawa 9:25 Boarding
Ryujin Onsen 10:11 -
Kirari Ryujin 10:15 -

Arr: 10:50

Dep: 11:05

Transfer Transfer to Nankai Rinkan Bus


11:49 Drop-off Nankai Rinkan Bus
Senjuinbashi 11:55 Drop-off
Koyasan Station 12:10

Final stop

● You need to change buses at Nakahechi Bijutsukan and 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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