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Ichijoin

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606 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at Ichijoin, which was an absolutely incredible experience for all our senses. The beautiful gardens and public rooms in this temple inn are great places to sit and contemplate/meditate. All of the monks are accommodating and friendly, and go out of their way to answer any question you have. We arrived early on our first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting experience. This temple is really enchanting and we'll kept. Rooms are spacious and clean. We choose one with the bathroom inside but all the bathrooms in the hotel are really clean. You will sleep in a bed directly over the tatami in typical Japanese style. Some advices. You must wake-up at 6.30. At this our there's the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stayed two nights with my yound adult son in June,booked through Japanican. There are many temple lodgings to choose from and I chose this one based on its central location and favourable TripAdvisor reviews. It took us most of a day to get there from Tokyo,arriving about 4pm.We were greeted by a monk who had lived in Australia called... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This temple stay is truly an experience worth paying for (even with room rates are higher than most hotels in the area)! It is easily accessible by public transport using the bus from the funicular station. You can explore the small town on foot from the temple itself and it will not take more than half a day to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited Japan in March and had herd a lot about koya-san before we went and knew we had do stay at a temple and Ichijoin was the one I booked and we weren't disappointed. A stunning place to stay, with welcoming monks one of which came and had a good chat with us in perfect English (once we got home... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

During our recent trip to Japan we opted to visit Koyasan and experience a stay in a temple. Having researched the options in Koyasan, we opted to stay at Ichijo-in and would recommend the Shukubo to anyone looking for the temple experience. Booked through the Koyasan Shukubo office, the reservation process was straightforward and my dietary requirements were registered with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This temple has a lot of great points: the food was amazing, the monks are efficient (remember they are not service staff), the onsen is nice, the room very traditional and the morning prayers are interesting. Some of the monks had an excellent command of English, which was useful to understand proceedings at the temple. They were polite and efficient.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was our first temple stay, so we found everything fascinating from the style of the room through to the morning ceremony. To be honest we struggled with the food - vegan with no onions or garlic, but we had a go! The only problem there was the monks serving it were in quite a rush, so had no time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was amazing! I know it's a bit on the pricey side, but definitely worth it! The property itself and atmosphere was like something out of a movie; we LOVED it! The service provided by the monks was stellar. Food, amazing (made my carnivore husband suggest we try incorporating vegan meals into our diet!). Clean. Comfortable. On a side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We arrived to the temple around 1:00pm and dropped off our luggages. From 1-4pm we pretty much saw everything there is to see in Koyasan. It isn't a big place. Ichijoin was located at the perfect spot which is midway from both ends of Koyasan. We went east to the cemetery area first then did everything west before our check... More 

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