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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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Description: Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan A Shingon Temple and Shukubo in Kobo...
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. Book a stay with us. Access Muryokoin's official WEB.
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Interesting stay in a welcoming temple.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2014
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Uppsala, Sweden
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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

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Kyoto, Japan
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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 

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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 

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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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Canberra
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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 

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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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Napa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Muryokoin based on a recommendation from a Shikoku pilgrim who had visited there. While I am glad we visited, I wouldn't return. Things that were good: Muryokoin is close to the bus stop so one need not walk too far. Moreover, Koyasan is about 5-10 degrees cooler than places of lower elevation so is a good summer... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

In agreeance with some of the other reviewers here. We expected that we would be easily woken due to the nature of the walls and prayer timing, so were not annoyed by this. We imagine it's similar to other temples in that case, and something to generally expect if staying at traditional Japanese accommodation. The monks were quite friendly. And... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay Muryokoin, and for me was a different way to unwind after a hectic few days. The monks were friendly and spoke adequate English. The website I booked this stay through, japaneseguesthouses.com, explained the do's and don'ts of Buddhist guesthouses, which was very helpful (otherwise I would have made a few faux passes). The vegetarian meals... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is not a place for night-owls - wonderful and diverse dishes, monk-delievered to our room by 6PM. Only action after this is a bath in onsen then to sleep on the tatami mat ready for 6AM meditation with the monks - and this was amazing and not to be missed! We had a good night's sleep despite the paper-thin... More 

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