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Address: 611 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 736-56-2104
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Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan

A Shingon Temple and...

Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan

A Shingon Temple and Shukubo in Kobo Daishi's Paradise.

The history of Muryokoin goes back more than 1000 years. Muryokoin and Shicchiin have been two temple, which were located on different places in Koyasan and moved to its present location during the Meji period after a the big fire in 1888.

The name of Muryokoin means temple of the immeasurable light. It refers to Amida Nyorai, which is the main deity of our temple. Amida is the Japanese name of Buddha Amitabha,. He is the Buddha of infinite lighte and thus of infinite life. Amitabha is working for the enlightenment of all sentient beings by visualising this world as paradise. He is located in the Taizo, Matrix Mandala in the West.

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We had a most remarkable experience made all the better by good opportunity to speak to monks about their Buddhist teachings and personal experiences. The accommodation was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Victoria, Canada
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at a temple is a way to experience another aspect of Japanese life and culture. Staying at Muryoko-in is a way to ease into the experience. While much is mysterious and a little confusing, enough of the people at the temple speak English - or enough English - to help guests enjoy their time. This is not a hotel.... More 

Thank fishnguy
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during a busy month and was "assigned" to this temple by the Koyasan Shukubo Tourist Association based on availability. It is conveniently located near a bus stop and since we arrived early in the morning, were able to leave our bags while we explored the area. We checked in around 4pm and were shown our room by a... More 

Thank pasherry
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great walking in that place which is so peacefull, so beautiful, with awsome trees all around tombs. We had chance to be there at the 13th of august which is the light candle festival (more than 100,000 candles lighted!). Huge emotional feeling

Thank Oliviaporcelaine
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a most remarkable experience made all the better by good opportunity to speak to monks about their Buddhist teachings and personal experiences. The accommodation was fine... After all it is traditional and so facilities are shared, but very clean. We would recommend this temple over others due to the presence of English speaking monks and their genuine effort... More 

Thank BoxcarSmith
Kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Felt like in the different era of Japan.... Really ancient. The view so good in autumn. Worth to visit

4 Thank Erni A
Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I had an amazing experience staying at Muryokoin in Koyasan. The temple itself is just beautiful, and my room was clean and very traditional which was a lot of fun. Being from Australia this was my first time sleeping in a traditional room with tatami mats, a very comfortable futon, painted screen walls and a kotatsu. In the morning myself... More 

5 Thank David M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Myself and two friends stayed here as an experience during a holiday in Japan. We didn't know what to expect & I found a lot of the experience uncomfortable. We weren't given any guidance on appropriate etiquette & I spent a lot of time worrying that the monks weren't speaking to us because we were doing things wrongly. If they... More 

2 Thank keg2529
Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's not the cheapest place to stay in Japan if you're travelling alone, like me. But I thought it was worth it. You get a look inside the daily workings of a Buddhist temple, you get to eat the food the monks eat, and you get the opportunity to experience the fire ceremony early in the morning. The food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was my 4th stay in Koyasan and 2nd stay at this shukubo. Each place has had its strengths and for me the strength of Muryoko-In was the morning ceremony and the good interaction with the monk who explained the process. During both visits they've performed a fire ceremony and we were able to participate by contributing our wish sticks... More 

1 Thank tav_mind
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our modern reason for travel is tourism, looking for fun and interesting sights to see. Certainly, this is possible at Koyasan, but shukubo like Muryokoin were originally established for those on pilgrimage to the holy mountain. Thus Muryokoin and other shukubo are not hotels and shouldn't be judged as such. As an American Soto Zen practitioner I went to Koyasan... More 

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