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miyajima to koyasan

Miyajima to Koyasan

Please advice the best way to get to Mt Koya from Miyajima using the JR pass. Thanks


Hi there,

My advise would be to travel to Osaka station from Mt. Koya, from there take a local train to Shin-Osaka to board the Shinkansen to Hiroshima. At Hiroshima take a local train to Miyajima-guchi and from there the ferry to the island.

The station for Koya is Gokurakubashi, this is only served by the Nankai Express, which does not accept the JR Pass. The first part from Gokurakubashi to Osaka will thus require an extra fare.

Hope this helps :)

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