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.