Tenku" (天空) train. The car was modified from an antique locomotive with classic wooden floor and chairs, and all the seats were facing sideway with unobstructed view of the forest and mountain en route through the large windows. Luckily I called the rail company a couple weeks before I left home to make a booking - and it was well worth the hassle as the ride was enjoyable and the view impeccable under this clear, sunny sky.
Koyasan Guest House Kokuu: http://koyasanguesthouse.com/en/
Fukuchi-in Temple: http://www.fukuchiin.com/
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