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KCCN (The Koyasan Cross-cultural Communication Network)


KCCN (The Koyasan Cross-cultural Communication Network) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate and useful information for all visitors wanting to learn more about Koyasan.

KCCN was founded in 2008 but the origins date back to the beginning of the Koyasan Interpreter Guide Club (KIGC).
The KIGC started in 2005 as a small group of volunteers that helped guide people through the history and anecdotes of Koyasan. Since 2004 when Koyasan was registered as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the number of visitors from abroad continued to steadily increase.

KIGC also grew into a certified non-profit organization in order to better accommodate these visitors. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion for Koyasan with more and more people. It is our hope to become a bridge of cross-cultural communication between this unique place and international visitors.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kii Peninsula, Koyasan is a unique and tranquil place that was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2004. Koyasan is not only known for being the monastery of Shingon Buddhism but it is steeped in history and culture that is known throughout the country. Koyasan is a place where all people are welcome to share in its peace and serenity.


* VIC (the Koyasan Visitor Information Center)

This information center is located on the first floor in the Daishi Kyokai building. Our English speaking staff members are ready to assist visitors from all over the work with questions and information about their visit to Koyasan. There are also several brochures, maps and other information available at the VIC office.
*IGC (the Koyasan Interpreter Guide Club)

KOYASAN INTERPRETER GUIDE CLUB provides the experienced guided tour of Koyasan in English. Take a tour with us and discover the secrets and stories of Koyasan, a wealth of information you won't find in any guidebook.

Custom Tour:
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff members are willing to arrange the tour of Koyasan as you like. Make a reservation in advance.

* Language Services

 Translation & Interpreter

* Information on the web

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