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    Nankai Railway's ordinary express (kyuko) Koya Line trains depart from Osaka's Namba Station every half-hour or hour bound for Gokurakubashi, and the trip south takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. From Gokuraku-bashi, take Koya-san Cable to Koya-san, 5 minutes. (Cost: ¥1,230 one-way, ¥760 extra for faster limited express).
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Information & Tips about Mount Koya?

How to get to Mount Koya?

The Nankai Electric Railway makes 4 round trips a day by Limited Express, and runs Express trains at about 30-min intervals between Osaka Namba Station and Koyasan Station. It takes 1 hr 40 min by Limited Express, and around 2 hours by Express. It takes about 2 hours from Wakayama as well.

Source: http://eng.shukubo.net/traffic-acce..

Mount Koya Money Saving tips

Koyasan-World Heritage Ticket (15% savings)
Regular Version: 2,780 yen, Limited Express Version: 3310 yen
Valid on two consecutive days
Depart from Namba or Shin-Imamiya Station
On sale at major Nankai Line stations, major sales offices of JTB, KNT Kinki Nippon Tourist, Nippon Travel Agency
Free boarding tickets for buses in Koyasan (Nankai Rinkan buses)
20% discount coupons on admission fees: Reihokan Museum, Kondo (Golden Hall), Konpon Daito (Great Stupa), Kongobu-ji Temple
10% discount for souvenirs: Juzuya Shirobei store, Nakamoto Meigyokudo, Koya Tea Shop Wakyu

Source: http://www.nankaikoya.jp/en/station..

Accomodation Reservation in Mount Koya?

Temple Lodging Reservation by Koyasan Tourist Association and Shukubo Temple Lodging Cooperative: http://eng.shukubo.net/temple-lodgi..



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Mount Kōya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Kōya (高野山, Kōya-san?) is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji (金剛峯寺). There is no one mountain officially called Kōya-san (高野山) in Japan.