How to go from Koyasan to Kumano Kodo by bus

From Koyasan to Tanabe:

Just to make it clear: Tanabe is the name of the city, but Kii-Tanabe is the name of the train station, as there is another station in Japan with the same name. Many places in this area have the “kii” prefix to identify them as being part of the Kii Peninsula.

You need to take three buses to reach Tanabe form Koyasan: once in Gomodanzan and then in Kirari-Ryujin (Ryujin Onsen). But don’t worry as all this is extremely well organized you don’t wait more than 10 minutes to get on the next bus. There is a combined ticket for the entire trip; it means that you pay only once, at the beginning of the trip to Koyasan. 

The bus departure from Koyasan station at 9:45; change at Gomodanzan that departure at 11:05, arrive at Kii-Tanabe at 13:11.

The trip costs in total 4520 ¥.

The bus from Koyasan station stops also in Senjuibashi and in Okunoin-mae.

This bus service between Koyasan and Tanabe runs only until the end of November. It’s better to reserve in advance, not because of having too many guests (at the end of November I was the only one in the last part of the trip) but for them to organize and be waiting for you every time you change buses.

bus stop at Okunoin-mae, Koyasan


from Kirari-Ryujin to Tanabe instead of a bus is a mini-van due to the reduce number of passengers… in the end of November I was the only one going to Tabane
Combine bus ticket from Koyasan to Tanabe
Gomodanzan

From Koyasan to Kumano Hongu Taisha:

The bus departure from Koyasan station at 9:45; change at Gomodanzan that departure at 11:05 to Hongu Taisha-mae at 14:22.

The trip costs in total 5590 ¥.

The bus from Koyasan station stops also in Senjuibashi and in Okunoin-mae.

bus to Ryujin Onsen from Gomodanzan

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