More Koyasan and Kumano Kodo by Bus

Partners Information: 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. These services allow stress-free and smooth travel between the world heritage sites giving you more time to focus on heightening your spiritual state.

The pass arrives at a fitting time as the world’s gaze turns to the Kii Peninsula.  The area has been included in trusted global travel commentator Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018: Top Regions selection.

1. Koyasan <-> Kumano

Route Map

Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus ticket

Connecting Koyasan and Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. Operated by Ryujin Jidosha and Nankai Rinkan Bus.

1 round trip service during weekdays (morning)
2 round trip services on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (afternoon)


Adults 5,000 yen, Children 2,500 yen

From Koyasan Eki-mae to Hongu Taisha-mae*

*Other options also available


Valid for one day


Sun. 1 April through Fri. 30 November 2018*
*except Sun. 10 June

2. Kumano area 3-Day Pass

Kumano Kotsu Yuuyuu free tickets 3days

Connecting the three shrines and one temple in Kumano (Kumano Sanzan). Operated by Kumano Kotsu.


Adults 3,000 yen, children 1,500 yen


Valid for 3 days


Operates year-round.

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