Koyasan Guest House Kokuu

Guesthouse in Kōya-san

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A boon for budget travellers, this light and clean guesthouse has capsule-style bunks and a few private rooms, all with shared facilities. It's also a few minutes' walk from Oku-no-in-mae bus stop. Staff are super helpful and speak English.

You can order a breakfast of fresh bread, yoghurt, and coffee or chai (¥600) and an Indian-curry dinner (¥900).

Description via Hostelworld

Koyasan is historically regarded as one of the most sacred mountains in Japan. In particular, it is a holy ground representing the Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, with a history dating back twelve hundred years. Rich in history and culture, Koyasan is a very spiritual place for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. It is a very beautiful place, and is worth visiting whilst traveling in Japan.

We are proud to have opened the first guesthouse in Koyasan, allowing travelers and pilgrims from all over the world to visit this beautiful place at an affordable price. An oasis of simple comfort, we created Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu in a modern style that stays true to the essence of this sacred mountain.'

We welcome travelers from all over the world who are searching for a friendly and relaxed environment. We are locals running the guesthouse and thus can offer you a good insight into this sacred area, as well as some insiders tips on the best places to go. We look forward to having you stay at our guesthouse in Koyasan.

All guests are required to abide by the following terms and conditions:


■Check-in / Check-out

Our standard check-in times are between 15:00 - 19.00 hours. If you wish to arrive before 15:00, we will do our best to arrange for your room to be ready or hold your luggage until your room is ready.
If you are likely to arrive after 19.00 hours, it is helpful to let us know an approximate arrival time.
Those who fail to arrive by 21:00 will have their reservation cancelled.

Please be aware that, although with plentiful beautiful and amazing sites, Koyasan is a somewhat remote location from the major cities and to arrive on time, be careful to check your travel route:

If arriving after 19pm at Koyasan station,
there is no bus bound for Okunoin-mae (the nearest bus stop from Kokuu).
THE LAST BUS bound for Okunoin-mae leaves at 19:00pm (weekdays) and 19:16pm (weekends)
from Koyasan station.

If you miss the 19:00 bus, the next bus is only bound for Okunoin-guchi ,which is one stop before Okunoin-mae.
You may need to walk 20min from the bus stop.
To avoid your inconvenience, we strongly recommend you to check in by 19:00.

You can check the bus time schedule from Koyasan station as below.

Check-out by 10:00am.
But again, you are welcome to leave your luggage and/or vehicle here during the day of departure.


Please make full payment in Japanese Yen at the reception when you check in.
Please note that we do not accept credit cards/debit cards,
thus make sure to exchange some currency into Japanese YEN or withdraw cash before coming to Koyasan.
There is not any ATM machine around our guesthouse.


Cancellations must be made by email or telephone and then confirmed by email at least 48 hours prior to 14.00 on your planned arrival date.
If you cancel between 24 & 48 hours before 14.00 on your due arrival date, a charge of 50% of the total booking amount will be charged. If you cancel less than 24 hrs before 14.00 on the due date of arrival or fail to arrive at the hotel ('no show'), we will charge 100% of the value of your booking.

We are required by law to maintain a register of our guests. All guests must on check-in produce and provide details of a valid passport.

We are sorry that there is no kitchen facilities provided.

We have a free parking space. Cars and their contents are parked entirely at the car owners' risk.

Kokuu is a strictly non-smoking establishment. Should you smoke in your room, our state-of-the-art fire system will trigger and we will charge a housekeeping fee of 10.000

■Termination Policy
Kokuu reserves the right, at its discretion, to terminate without notice an individual’s stay at Kokuu where deemed necessary.

Features of Koyasan Guest House Kokuu

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cafe
  • Free city maps
  • Free internet access
  • Free parking
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Hot showers
  • Internet access
  • Linen included
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Reading light
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage