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A wonderful hike in forest

We took a very early train from Osaka Namba station and we got off at Kudoyama station. We walked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cork, Ireland
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Wonderful surroundings

I attended and visited all the temples in the area including this wonderful site and loved the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Margaret C
Sydney, Australia
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Koyasan | Okuno-in, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a very early train from Osaka Namba station and we got off at Kudoyama station. We walked all the way to the Jisoin Temple from where we started our trail (if I remember correctly is 10/15 minutes walk from the train station we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdryCork
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We started the hike by getting off at the Kii Hosokawa Station and promptly found a short cut which turned into a wrong turn. Stick to the signs and keep straight if you want to get on the trail immediately. Having said that, we walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I attended and visited all the temples in the area including this wonderful site and loved the whole experience, I have not listed all the temples as there were too many to write reviews on them all, suffice to say that this is a wonderful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This trail is a real experience. It's very very peaceful. Just make sure you are prepared as it's not easy. Take good walking shoes and water.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 873AmyB873
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Do not undertake this lightly. We are reasonably fit fair weather walkers and this was a struggle. The first and last stretches are steep! We wore proper boots and brought plenty of water and food as there is nowhere to get these along the way....More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

As reviewers before me mentioned that the starting point of the trail is Kudoyama and not Gokurakubashi or Koyasan station. From Kudoyama to Daimon gate, the entrance of the koyasan is around 24kms. But you can make the journey shorter if you start from Kiihosokawa...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Saptashwa B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Well, its been a few years, but as one of the most memorable of my recent travel experiences, I thought I'd share a few thoughts and most importantly, tips. A few years or so ago, can't remember exactly when, I had to the temerity to...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Alex H
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I walked the Choishi Michi trail with my husband and found it to be a beautiful journey. We completed the walk from the Kudoyama train station to Daimon Gate in 6.5 hours. We likely could have cut this time even shorter if we had better...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank chapmandiane
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Choishimichi offer great hiking experience for people who have previously medium level forest and mountain hiking experiences. It takes approx 2 hours from Osaka (with different trains and finally some km by foot) to get to the start of Choishimichi hiking road in Jisonin temple...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank Andra G
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

Choishi Michi is a 24km trail, the ancient traditional pilgrimage route to the sacred koyasan area. It was established by the monk Kukai in the year 816. It's a wonderful walk. Trailhead is only about an hour's train trip from Osaka, ask for Jison-in to...More

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank CadboroBrisbane
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29 October 2015|
Response from kaki1499 |
from NANBA to Koyasan station 1260en. From Koyasan station to DAIMON bus stop station 370en. Choishi michi start at DAIMON.from DAIMON to fainal gorl GISONIN about 7 hours for walk. Nearly rail station KUDOYAMA.from KUDOYAMA... More
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