I flew in from China and arrived in Osaka early evening, just in time to go out for dinner. What a culture shock from the hustle and bustle of china to such friendly and polite people.
The next day I was up early and headed to Koyasan. It’s only a couple of hours from Osaka and easy to get to. You get the subway to Namba station and then transfer to the Nankai Koya Line and get a direct train to Gokurakubashi or get an express train and change at Hashimoto station. Once you arrive at Gokurakubashi then transfer to the cable car which takes you up the mountain to Koyasan.