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Review of Koyasan Station

Koyasan Station
Ranked #5 of 66 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 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very good way to access Koyasan. Then you can take the cable car the rest of the way up the mountain. It's a comfortable ride with pretty scenery and town's on the way. Not a bad option.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

In typical Japanese efficiency. The train track had been damaged by a typhoon a couple of months earlier. When we got off our connecting train a bus was waiting. It left exactly when the train would have left, bypassing the rope way we where driven up into the snow to arrive at Mt Koyasan station earlier than we would have done by the traditional method. The station is unimpressive but, is your gateway to the sacred mountain of Koyasan.

1  Thank Lambretta101
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We spoke to some helpful people at Osaka station and got a combined ticket which took us from Osaka, on the train, on the funicular railway and the buses once in Koyasan. We had a JR Pass, but you can't use that to get to Koyasan. We also decided to put our big bags in lockers at the station in Osaka, so that we didn't have too much to jam on a small train on our journey.
The journey was not too difficult, and you get to Koyasan station and grab an easy bus ride into the main part. The staff there are very helpful and there are clean toilets.
Koyasan is special, so do make the effort to go when in Japan.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

after all, it is from Gokurakubashi station that you take the funicular up to the buses waiting to take you in to town, or, exit the station and hike the Fudozaka Trail which brings you to the bus station at Nyonindo (you will be tired and sweaty btw). Either way... Gokurakubashi, it's the end of the line, a charming little building at the foot of the mountain, and the starting point for your time in Koya-san.

Thank theBigBucketList
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

When we were there Nov. 3 the station was closed due to recent typhoon damage to the train tracks leading to the station at the bottom of the mountain. Nice staff who showed us around and a stamp for your book if you collect them!

Thank Saranger
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