Koyasan and Kumano Sanzan Discovery by Bus

Your exploration of the ancient Buddhist complex of Koyasan and the Kumano Sanzan—the grand shrines of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route—just got much easier. Unlimited ride bus passes connecting the Koyasan area and the Kumano Sanzan are now available. allowing for stress-free and smooth travel between the world heritage sites giving you more time to focus on heightening your spiritual state.

Daily between September 18 and November 23 2021

KOYASAN Sta. to Hongu Taisha-mae
KOYASAN Sta. 9:45
Gomadanzan (transfer) 11:05
Ryujin Onsen 12:23
Hongu Taisha-mae 14:22
Hongu Taisha-mae to KOYASAN Sta.
Hongu Taisha-mae 8:05
Kumanokodo Nakahechi
Museum of Art (transfer)
Ryujin Onsen 10:11
KOYASAN Sta. 12:10


Daily between September 18 and November 23 2021


KOYASAN Sta. to Hongu Taisha-mae
Adults ¥5,000/Children ¥2,500

KOYASAN Sta. to Ryujin Onsen
Adults ¥2,900/Children ¥1,450

Ryujin Onsen to Hongu Taisha-mae
Adults ¥2,500/Children ¥1,250

* Prices are subject to change

Make use of the Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus Pass for one to three days of unlimited bus rides between the spots marked on the map. This convenient pass provides a smooth travel option between the spiritual sites of significance.


Service year-round
Valid for 3 days


Adults Children
1 Day ¥3,000 ¥1,500
2 Day ¥3,500 ¥1,750

* Prices are subject to change


Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus Shingu Station Ticket office [Google Map]
Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus Kii-Katsuura Station Ticket Office [Google Map]
Kumano Hongu Tourist Association [Google Map]
Nankai Rinkan Bus Koyasan Sales Office [Google Map]

* This pass is available for purchase throughout the year at all locations except the Nankai Rinkan Bus Koyasan Sales Office. At this location, you must purchase the pass with the Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus pass as a set and is only available for purchase from August to November.


Hongu Taisha-mae to Shingu Station
Shingu to Kii-Katsuura Station
Kii-Katsuura Station to Nachisan Area