Kii-Tanabe to Koyasan (8:00 departure)

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Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus


Your exploration of the ancient Buddhist complex of Koyasan, and coastal Tanabe, just got much easier.

Busses now connects JR Kii-Tanabe station and the Koyasan area, 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.





Kii-Tanabe to Okunoinmae
Adult 4,310 yen
Child 2,260 yen
Kii-Tanabe to Senjuinbashi
Adult 4,360 yen
Child 2,280 yen
Kii-Tanabe to Koyasan Station
Adult 4,520 yen
Child 2,360 yen



JR Kii-Tanabe Station
(Bus stop 1)
8:00 Boarding Ryujin Bus
Chikatsuyu-oji 9:00 -
Nakahechi Bijutsukan

Arr: 9:00

Dep: 9:10

Transfer Transfer Ryujin Bus bound for Gomadanzan
Gyubadoji-guchi 9:14 - Ryujin Bus
Kurisugawa 9:25 -
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 Dorp-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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