What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
From Tokyo train station, it is 3 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Shin-Osaka Station. From Shin-Osaka train station, take the Midosuji subway line to Namba train station, about a 10 minute subway ride. At Namba train station, transfer to the Nankai Railway Station. It is a 1 hour 30 minute train ride on the Rapid Express train on the Nankai Koya rail line to Gokurakubashi train station. From Gokurakubashi train station, take the Koya-san cable car up Mt Koya, a 5 minute cable car ride. At the cable car station, ask for "A Guide to Koyasan" (the English map of Mt Koya) and you will see Jimyo-in clearly marked near the entrance to Okunoin. It is about a 20 minute bus ride and the closest bus stop is Ichinohashiguchi Bus Stop. For more detailed directions, please see: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4904.html There is a bus system that will take you to the different temple areas. Getting around Mt Koya is not too difficult though you may have to ask for some help to make sure you are on the right bus.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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