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“Currently being used to just process bus tickets”
Review of Koyasan Station

Koyasan Station
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Koya-cho
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A quaint little station on the top of the mountain that would normally be handling customers coming up the mountain on cable car.

Currently due to the typhoon damage it is a hive of activity as coaches pull up & drop off from transporting people up the mountain. You are then directed onto local buses for moving around the village.

There is a bit of to & froing as you move from bus through the station scanning a ticket before moving onto another bus & vice versa.

All fairly professional though. Only delay is the additional time taken to catch a bus down the bottom (it waits until it is full), the very windy drive up the mountain, and back down again & dealing with the terrible Japanese drivers who don't seem to know how to drive on narrow windy roads or in getting close the shoulder of the road.

Thank 188petere
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had travelled to Koyasan from Hoshimoto station by bus as a typhoon had destroyed the train track infrastructure between the two towns. It was an arduous trip but handled very well on the way at the station placing us on local buses and guiding us to which stop we should alight at for our accomodation.
Similarly on the return we were efficiently put in cabs, grouping people together to send everyone on their way quickly

Thank sydneywanda
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

You arrive. Staff very friendly and speak enough English to guide you to your accommodation. If only everything was as efficient at home.

Thank tommyauvergne
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Koyasan Eki [railway] station is a small but functional railway station, with food and rest rooms, and bus ticketing counters and it leads directly to the Bus Stand. The trains coming here are more like cable trains or funiculars of Europe. When climbing up to Wakayama - Koyasan try and get the right-hand window seats for the best valley / mountain views. While going down on the return trip flip to the left seats. Even though the ride up through hills and mountains seems very remote, Koyasan is a well equipped town with motorable roads and all popular tourist amenities. Travel light, trains are compact!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Your best bet is to buy a combined train/tram/bus ticket in advance. If you do not have a bus ticket when you arrive at the upper tram station, you need to line-up to buy one. In the meantime the buses, which are scheduled to synchronize with the tram, will have left.

Thank GVancouver
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