Hongu Area, Chikatsuyu, Kurisugawa to Koyasan (12:40 departure, Weekends & Holidays Only)

  • Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus

  • Kawayu Onsen

  • Ryujin-Koya Skyline

  • Koyasan Shukubo

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)



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


PM Departure (Weekends & National Holidays)

Hongu Taisha-mae 12:40 Boarding Ryujin Bus
Dainich-goe Nobori-guchi 12:42 Boarding
Fujiya-mae 12:49 Boarding
Kameya-mae 12:49 Boarding
Kawayu Onsen 12:50 Boarding
Watarase Onsen 12:52 Boarding
Yunomine Onsen 13:04 Boarding
Shimoyunomine 13:06 Boarding
Shimoyukawa 13:07 Boarding
Nonaka Ipposugi 13:29 Boarding
Chikatsuyu-oji 13:35 Boarding
Nakahechi Bijutsukan

Arr: 13:35

Dep: 13:45

Transfer Transfer to Ryujin Bus bound for Gomadanzan
Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu 13:45 Boarding Ryujin Bus
Gyuba-doji-guchi 13:49 Boarding
Kurisugawa 14:00 Boarding
Ryujin Onsen 14:46 -
Kirari Ryujin 14:50 -

Arr: 15:25

Dep: 15:35

Transfer Transfer to
Nankai Rinkan Bus


16:19 Drop-off Nankai Rinkan Bus
Senjuinbashi 16:25 Drop-off
Koyasan Station 16:40

Final stop

Pass not available for use on June 7th.

● 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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