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606 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan (Koyasan Onsen)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Richmond, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Japan each year to visit our son, who lives in Tokyo. This was our first stay in a temple and we were very impressed. We were given a very warm welcome in prefect English and show to our rooms. They were basic, but comfortable with a shower and small bath. We normally prefer western style beds and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The temple is in a good size, small enough to feel the privacy, but big enough room and common space to feel comfortable. The garden and the ground is beautifully kept. The shoji ryori was a feast for those who love vegetarian or healthy foods. We loved the meal. The monks speak very good English and the one who took... More

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130 reviews 130 reviews
55 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The temple is gorgeous: beautiful garden, wonderful paintings in many of the ground floor rooms, extremely pleasant bedroom. The only drawback for us, westerners, is that, in spite of the fact that our room was large and very well equiped, it had no shower nor bath. Everybody is supposed to wash at the onsen, which is only open till 9... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ichijoin is worth taking time to visit - it takes a little while to get there, using various forms of public transport, but once you arrive the welcome is warm, the temple rooms clean and cuisine wonderful. The perfect location to focus on quiet contemplation and reflection. To recharge the batteries. It's a unique stay in beautiful surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night with a family in May. Food was one of the best vegetarian we have ever tried!! Friendly service. We booked two rooms. A VIP suite and a basic one. While the VIP was huge and had a great view, the basic room offered a pleasant experience as well. The VIP room had a bathroom ( in... More

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ichijoin offers an outstanding experience and accomodation in Koyasan. The monks and staff were nice and helpful, the buddhist meals beautiful and tasty, the bath clean and well furnished, the room traditional, big and comfortable. The morning prayer was a good experience too. I highky recommend Ichijoin!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A temple stay in Koyasan is an interesting experience. I stayed here recently and it was an interesting change. The temple is located a minutes walk from the main crossroads and bus stop in town. The monks were helpful and friendly. The rooms are large, comfortable and warm, however all common areas are not heated and are literally just above... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The food, service, atmosphere and room were all great. Love it here at Ichijoin. It is worth waking up early in the morning for the morning service at 6:30am. The temple is located just a minute walk from the Senjyuin bus-stop.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was our first time in Koya and first time staying in a temple. The temple is, as most other temples are, on the bus route from the cable car station. Very easy to reach and also well located to walk around town and do a bit of sightseeing. The facilities are pristine, giving a sense of luxury. Fives star... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

interesting experience, spending a night in a temple is pricey. Monks were very helpful, taking care of all. Providing warm stuff for shoes and gloves the next morning when we leaved early! Beds although futon, were comfortable. Room with all you need. Even a TV set, what is weird when you spend night at a temple. Food (dinner and breakfast(... More

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Address: 606 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho > Koyasan Onsen
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