Koyasan Guest House Kokuu
Kokuu is an only guesthouse in Koyasan which opened in Oct.2012.We welcome travelers all over the world who search for friendly and a relaxing environment. The local runs the guesthouse and we can offer you a good insight into this sacred place as well as some insider’s tips on the best place to go
After arriving 19pm at Koyasan station, there is no bus bound for Okunoin-mae.The last bus bound for Okunoin-mae is 18:58pm (weekday).19:16pm(weekend) from Koyasan station.
After that bus schedule, the bus bound for only Okunoin-guchi,which is one stop before Okunoin-mae.
You may need to walk 15min from the bus stop. To avoid your inconvenience, we recommend you to check in by 19:00.
Check in time : 15:00 ~ 19:00 Check out time : by 10:00. The entrance will be close between 23:00~7:00
PAYMENT UPON ARRIVAL Please complete your payment by Japanese YEN.
We do not accept credit cards/debit cards, thus make sure to exchange some currency into Japanese yen or withdraw cash before coming to Koyasan.
There is no ATM machine near the guesthouse.
Cancellation Policy Our cancellation policy have priority over hostel world cancellation policy 50 % of the first night's room charge if you cancel your reservation 1 day prior to the date of your reservation. * 100 % of the first night's room charge if you cancel your reservation on the appointed day. 10% deposit you've paid is not included in your cancellation fee. You have to pay 100% fee without 10% deposit
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Our standard check-in times are between 15:00 - 19.00 hours. If you wish to arrive before 15:00, we will do our best to arrange for your room to be ready or hold your luggage until your room is ready.
If you are likely to arrive after 19.00 hours, it is helpful to let us know an approximate arrival time.
Those who fail to arrive by 21:00 will have their reservation cancelled.
Please be aware that, although with plentiful beautiful and amazing sites, Koyasan is a somewhat remote location from the major cities and to arrive on time, be careful to check your travel route:
If arriving after 19pm at Koyasan station,
there is no bus bound for Okunoin-mae (the nearest bus stop from Kokuu).
THE LAST BUS bound for Okunoin-mae leaves at 19:00pm (weekdays) and 19:16pm (weekends)
from Koyasan station.
If you miss the 19:00 bus, the next bus is only bound for Okunoin-guchi ,which is one stop before Okunoin-mae.
You may need to walk 20min from the bus stop.
To avoid your inconvenience, we strongly recommend you to check in by 19:00.
You can check the bus time schedule from Koyasan station as below.
Check-out by 10:00am.
But again, you are welcome to leave your luggage and/or vehicle here during the day of departure.
Please make full payment in Japanese Yen at the reception when you check in.
Please note that we do not accept credit cards/debit cards,
thus make sure to exchange some currency into Japanese YEN or withdraw cash before coming to Koyasan.
There is not any ATM machine around our guesthouse.
Cancellations must be made by email or telephone and then confirmed by email at least 48 hours prior to 14.00 on your planned arrival date.
If you cancel between 24 & 48 hours before 14.00 on your due arrival date, a charge of 50% of the total booking amount will be charged. If you cancel less than 24 hrs before 14.00 on the due date of arrival or fail to arrive at the hotel ('no show'), we will charge 100% of the value of your booking.
We are required by law to maintain a register of our guests. All guests must on check-in produce and provide details of a valid passport.
We are sorry that there is no kitchen facilities provided.
We have a free parking space. Cars and their contents are parked entirely at the car owners' risk.
Kokuu is a strictly non-smoking establishment. Should you smoke in your room, our state-of-the-art fire system will trigger and we will charge a housekeeping fee of 10.000
Kokuu reserves the right, at its discretion, to terminate without notice an individual’s stay at Kokuu where deemed necessary.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Osaka Namba station – (train) – Gokurakubashi station – (cable car) – Koyasan station – (bus) – Okunoin-mae bus stop – (foot) – Koyasan Guesthouse
First step(Osaka Namba Staion ‒ Gokurakubashi Station)
［By train: 90 minutes］
Koyasan is most easily reached from Namba Station in Osaka. From Namba Station, take the Nankai Koya Line to Gokurakubashi Station. There are 2 types of train you can choose to take from Namba Station. Both a limited express service (about 80 minutes, JPY 1,990) and a regular express train service (about 100 minutes, JPY 1,230) are available. While the limited express trains are slightly more expensive, they will secure you a reserved, front-facing seat. This will be more comfortable than the standard trains and will allow you a better opportunity to enjoy the scenery. Few limited express trains run each day, and so you may need to plan ahead. In contrast, the regular express trains depart frequently (three times an hour). Whichever type of train you take from Namba Station, you will eventually reach Gokurakubashi Station.
Second step(Gokurakubashi Station ‒ Koyasan Station)
［By Cablecar: 5 minutes］
From Gokurakubashi Station, you will need to transfer to a cable car, which will take you up a steep slope (don't miss the scenery!) to Koyasan Station.
Third step(Koyasan station – Okunoin-mae bus stop)
［By bus : 20 minutes］
Koyasan Station is located a fair way from Koya town center, and so you will need to take the Nankai Rinkan Bus to get to our guesthouse. The Nankai Rinkan Bus Terminal is just in front of the Koyasan Station.
From Koyasan Station, get on a bus bound for Okunoin-mae, Take the bus until you reach Okunoin-mae bus stop (approx 20 mins). You should get off at Okunoin-mae bus stop.
※After arriving 19pm at Koyasan station, there is no bus bound for Okunoin-mae.
The last bus bound for Okunoin-mae is 18:58pm (weekday).19:16pm(weekend) from Koyasan station.
After that bus schedule, the bus bound for Okunoin-guchi which is one stop before Okunoin-mae.
You may need to walk 15min from the bus stop. We recommend you to check in by 19:00.
Fourth step (Okunoin-mae bus stop to Koyasan Guesthouse)
［By foot: 3 minutes］
From Okunoin-mae bus stop, walk along the road towards the traffic light.
After passing the traffic light, you will see two gift shops on your left hand side. Continue walking straight along the road for a few hundred meters, until you come to our guesthouse (located on your left).
Total Travel Time (Okunoin-mae bus stop to Koyasan Guesthouse)
From Namba Station in central Osaka to Koyasan Station: Approx. 90 mins.
From Kansai International Airport via Osaka Namba Station to Koyasan Station : Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins.
From Shin-Osaka Station via Osaka Namba Station to Koyasan Station: Approx. 2 hrs.
From Kyoto Station via Osaka Namba Station to Koyasan Station: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins.