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Henjokoin

575 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
jhl003 Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've actually stayed at Hejoko-in twice (both of the times I've been to Mt. Koya), so I would definitely recommend it. Despite what others say about the food, I found it all to be delicious and consider one of the meals to be the best I've ever had in Japan. You do have to get up early and attend the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It has been nice to share with other people and briefly with the monks their temple. We enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was nice and peaceful.(clean and tidy) Food is not great, but doesn't matter, you can survive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We are a french couple in our sixties, travelling 1 month in Japan, in November 2013. We stay 1 night in this "chukubô" (accomodation in à temple) and were delighted. The place is of course very quiet and we had à very nice night here. The room was very confortable, with toilet. The common bath is for men before 5:30pm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was travelling with my husband and parents. We chose Henjokoin because my parents wanted their own toilet in the room. This meant that we were in the newer section of the temple. I can't comment on how it was different from the older section, or from other temples. The room was large and had a good heater. When we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Room was big, spacious, and very nice indeed. The food was VERY good. Probably the best and certainly the most varied and interesting vegan food we've had. The staff were a little reserved, but they're monks so to be expected I guess. Morning chanting was... an experience. Well placed for Okunoin cemetary which is well and truly out of this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

From our experience at a temple in Koyasan the previous night, we knew more or less what to expect at this, our second temple stay. We were pleasantly surprised to find our room spacious and at least double the size of our previous night's accommodation, with a private toilet and bathroom (sink). Our room was very quiet, clean, roomy. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was a very interesting experience staying at the temple. We only stayed for one night and in the morning we walked around the area a bit. It was pretty painful to get there from Kyoto, it took us hours and 4 or 5 different trains, including a cable cart. It was also a weekend, so perhaps the train schedule... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed at Henjoko-in for a night in June as part of a trip around Japan. Since I planned to visit both Nara and Hiroshima, Koya-san is not too complicated to visit between the two. Getting to it *does* require planning and setting aside most of a day, because you have to take a couple of trains, a ropeway and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I stayed here for 1 night on 23 May 2012. The room was very nice, had my own toilet and it seemed to be a fairly new section (some of the temple is quite old). Was nice to have some elbow room after staying in small hotel rooms in Tokyo and Nara previously! The bedding wasn't the most comfortable -... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I stayed at this temple lodging for one night which was quite enjoyable. Our room was very large, in fact we had two tatami rooms (for myself and my partner) and a private toilet and basin. Unfortunately the bath/shower is comunal and there are bathing times for men and women, and if you miss that time (as we did) you... More 

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