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Koyasan has many unique traditional dishes including Vegetarian Cooking (Shojin-ryori) and Sesame Tofu (Goma-dofu) which are commonly offered at Shukubo temples. Please try to experience such colorful tastes found here in Koyasan, even something as simple wild edible plants found in the region can taste great. Also you can discover various renowned specialties and take them home as souvenirs.



Koyasan’s vegetarian cooking is a traditional style cuisine that has been handed down to the present-day by numerous priests and temples since the time Kukai founded Koyasan.



This is a reserved food which was born from the daily life and wisdom of the priests under the Koyasan’s shivering cold and strict life-style.



This vegetarian food has a unique sticky taste and aroma as a result of the roasted and ground sesame seeds.



Many kinds of specialties such as Buddhist articles can be found In Koyasan.

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