- 2 h
- ¥ 1,690 - 2,480
Koyasan is most conveniently accessed by Nankai Railway from Osaka's Namba or Shin-Imamiya stations. Take the Nankai Koya Line from either station to the Gokurakubashi terminal station. A few limited express trains operate directly to Gokurakubashi (80 minutes, 1680 yen, every 1-3 hours). Otherwise take an express or rapid express train (100 minutes, 890 yen, every 20-30 minutes), most of which require a transfer at Hashimoto Station along the way.
At Gokurakubashi, transfer to the cablecar which travels up the mountain to Koyasan. The ride takes about five minutes and costs 500 yen. From the top station, it is a ten minute bus ride into the town center (300 yen to Senjuinbashi bus stop). Note that it is not permitted to walk along the street which connects the cablecar station with the town center.
To save money consider using the Koyasan World Heritage Ticket or Kansai Thru Pass.