Kyoto-Koyasan Direct Highway Bus

Getting from Kyoto to Koyasan is now much easier. Board a highway bus from Kyoto and go direct to Wakayama's spiritual heartland in just 2 hours and 40 minutes. By riding the bus, you can avoid tricky transfers in Osaka or complicated train routes. There are two departures per day, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon.

● 42 comfortable seats
● luggage storage space under the bus
● toilet
● 10-minute break at Kushigakinosato service area
Kyoto-Koyasan Direct Highway Bus


Daily from September 18, 2020, to November 30, 2020.*
*This route will be offered for a limited time. After November 30, 2020, the service period may be extended or suspended depending on demand.

Read about a journey using this bus here.


Seats can be reserved online or at the Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto. Alternatively, purchase your ticket on the day from the bus company ticket center near the bus stop or on the bus from the bus driver.



From Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi:

2,500 yen - one-way ticket

From Highway Kyotanabe:

2,200 yen - one-way ticket

Round trip

From Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi:

4,500 yen - round trip ticket

From Highway Kyotanabe:

3,960 yen - round trip ticket

Elementary school-age children are half price. One child below elementary school age can travel for free. All other children in the party are half price.
Round-trip tickets are valid for ten days from the date of departure.


The route starts at Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi with a pick up at Highway Kyotanabe bus stop. The bus drops passengers at Daimon-Minami Parking and Okunoin-mae bus stops in Koyasan.

Kyoto-Koyasan Direct Highway Bus
Kyoto Station to Koyasan
Keihan Bus Nankai Rinkan Bus
Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi 9:20 15:10
Highway Kyotanabe Bus Stop 9:40 15:30
Kushigakinosato Rest Area 11:00 - 11:10 16:40 - 16:50
Daimon-Minami Parking 11:50 17:40
Okunoin-mae (Koyasan) 12:00 17:50
Koyasan to Kyoto Station
Nankai Rinkan Bus Keihan Bus
Okunoin-mae (Koyasan) 9:20 16:00
Daimon-Minami Parking 9:30 16:10
Kushigakinosato Rest Area 10:10 - 10:20 16:50 - 17:00
Highway Kyotonabe Bus Stop 11:40 18:20
Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi 12:00 18:40