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Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Stages: Yunomine Osen – Ryujin Onsen – Koya-San – Kishiwada – Ôsaka (KIX)

Day 1 – Yunomine Onsen – Ryujin Onsen
  • Journey to the village of Ryujin Onsen via Tanabe
  • This village is well known for the quality of its mineral water which has a soothing effect on the skin
  • Relaxation in the hot springs
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel
Day 2 – Ryujin Onsen – Koya-San
  • Journey from Ryujin Onsen to the sacred Koya-San mountain
  • Visit to the most beautiful temples of this sacred Buddhist site
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at a traditional guest house/hotel
Day 3 – Koya-San
  • Trek along the Nyonin-do (women’s trail)
  • Return to Koya-san and visit to Okuno-in, an immense cemetery with almost 200,000 gravestones
  • Evening meal and overnight stay at the same location as the previous day
Days 4 & 5 – Koya-San – Kishiwada – Ôsaka (KIX)
  • Journey from Koya-san to Kishiwada
  • Visit to the castle, historical jewel of this city south of Ôsaka
  • Evening meal at a traditional sushi restaurant in the middle of a zen garden
  • Overnight stay at an hotel in center of Kishiwada
  • Journey to the airport
  • Return flight (not included in the tour)


Difficulty Level

Important information

  • I offer typically tours during the spring (15.03 to 31.05) and autumn (30.09 to 30.11). I do not travel to Japan during the summer because it’s too hot and rainy. I have also decided not to offer tours during the winter – traditional Japanese houses do not have central heating and I don’t want my customers to freeze.
  • The difficulty level is calculated for active travellers who are physically fit and enjoy walking/hiking.
  • For more detailed information about the Japanese accommodation system as well as further peculiarities unique to the “Land of the Rising Sun”, please refer to our brochure Tips for Travellers to Japan.
Photo credits
Most of the photos that appear in this description are the property of Fukuchan Ryoko Olivier Baubrand. All rights reserved.
A few photos, however, has been taken from Wikipedia Commons. They are titled “Wikipedia” and are subject to the licence CC BY-SA 3.0.
Owners of the rights: Yunomine-Onsen © Nekosuki.

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