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Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

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Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

My family and I are booked into a shukubou at Koyasan very soon - the nights of Nov. 3 and 4. We just received an email from them saying that due to line damage from Typhoon Lan, the trains to Koyasan cannot go past Hachimoto Station. Instead (they said), there is a temporary bus service to take people the rest of the way. However, the shukubou also warned that they couldn't provide any details of the buses or their reliability.

Can anyone kindly share any personal experience or knowledge they have on this -- especially the frequency of these buses? The Kyoto hotel where we're currently staying seem to think it could take many hours to get there. We're wondering whether to cancel our 2 nights at Koyasan and just stay put, given how vague the details are that we've been able to find to date.

Thank you!!

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31. Re: Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

Thanks alot Nao H! :)

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32. Re: Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

Can anyone advise when the substitute buses from Koyasan to Hashimoto finish up in the evening/night? Was hoping to catch some of the twilight scenery in Koyasan before heading back to Namba in mid-March. Looks like there are regular train service from Hashimoto back to Namba up to 10:30pm, but just want to ensure the buses will get us back to Hashimoto from Koyasan.

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33. Re: Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

Just an update for everyone going soon to Koya-san, we took the cable car and the train to Hashimoto this morning!!! Service was resumed as of today as far as i know. The train times seemed slightly different than the schedule we were given at Namba station but at least we got to enjoy the cable car.

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34. Re: Substitute buses from Hachimoto to Koyasan?

Thanks Anna P for the update. That's good news.

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