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Mt.Koya & Kogu Taisha ,Nachi Falls 3-Day tour (Round trip from Osaka)

ItineraryDay 1: World heritage KoyasanStop At: Koyasan Okunoin, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiOkunoin (奥の院) is the site of the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), the founder of Shingon Buddhism and one of the most revered persons in the religious history of Japan. Instead of having died, Kobo Daishi is believed to rest in eternal meditation as he awaits Miroku Nyorai (Maihreya), the Buddha of the Future, and provides relief to those who ask for salvation in the meantime. Okunoin is one of the most sacred places in Japan and a popular pilgrimage spot.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiDANJO GARAN-ON, OR GARAN, WAS ONE OF THE FIRST COMPLEXES BUILT BY KOBO DAISHI IN KOYASAN. VAST, QUIET, SOOTHING, IT IS FILLED WITH TEMPLES, A MAGNIFICENT PAGODA, WITH A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Koyasan Station, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiKoyasan is most conveniently accessed by Nankai Railways from Osaka's Namba or Shin-Imamiya Stations. Take the Nankai Koya Line from either station to the Gokurakubashi terminal station. A few limited express trains operate directly to Gokurakubashi (80 minutes, 1650 yen, five trains per day). Otherwise take an express or rapid express train (100 minutes, 870 yen, departs every 20-30 minutes), most of which require a transfer at Hashimoto Station along the way.Meals included: • Lunch: Shukubo Lunch • Dinner: Shukubo DinnerAccommodation included: Shukubo stay Day 2: Kumanokodo WorkingStop At: Kumano Kodo, KinkiFrom (Gyuba-doji-guchi) to (Chikatsuyu Oji)Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch at Kirari Ryujin • Dinner: Dinner at Onsen Hotel Accommodation included: Yunomine Onsen Stay Day 3: Hongutaisha and Nachi fallsStop At: Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiA long stone staircase leads to the sacred grounds of the Kumano Hongu Taisha located on a ridge surrounded by giant cedar and cypress trees. It is one of the Kumano Sanzan, three grand shrines of Kumano, and head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nachi Mitaki Falls, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiKumano Nachi Taisha (熊野那智大社) is one of the three Kumano shrines, situated a few kilometers inland from the coastal hot spring resort of Katsuura. The shrine is part of a large complex of neighboring religious sites that exemplify the fusion of Buddhist and Shinto influences that is particular to the Kumano region. The site also boasts the tallest waterfall in Japan.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kumano Nachi Taisha, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, KinkiKumano Nachi Taisha is a Shinto shrine located halfway up Nachi Mountain, about 350 meters above sea level. It has its religious origin in the ancient nature worship of Nachi-no-Otaki. This grand shrine is part of the Kumano Sanzan and major pilgrimage destination.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.