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Sekishoin

571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have stayed in other Shokubo in Koya-san before and have looked into others. It was a huge mistake to accept the suggestion of our travel agent to stay at Sekishoin. As opposed to other Shokubos in Koya-san, this place has carpets covering the floors (others have nice, well-kept wooden floors) which probably have not been cleaned nor renovated in... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The point of staying at a temple overnight in Koyasan is to experience the monk lifestyle. Of course, this includes enduring elements of the monk lifestyle (such as the diet). However, this does not mean that you have to endure rude/apathetic treatment from the staff. I understand that this is not their main occupation, but to run such a service... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our family stayed in 2 rooms at this temple for one night. We had a very nice time here. There rooms were very clean and very comfortable. They leave a pot of hot tea in the room with a cracker/cookies to go with. I slept really well on the beds. They also have an onsen here and all of our... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a large Japanese style room with a garden view, which was nice. Unfortunately, the walls were so thin that we heard all the conversations from the next room and even in May it was cold inside the room. We didn't have any bedsheets, so we used the extra duvet as a bedsheet. For this price, I expected a... More 

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geelong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This has been a delightful temple- stay experience. Our room was very comfortable with big, down -filled bedding on a futon in a traditional, tatami -matted room. The garden outlook on the second floor was beautiful. The 6.30 ceremony with chanting monks and a small gift and blessing from the head monk was well worth the early rise. Delicious, authentic... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a great room on the ground floor, with a sitting room overlooking the beautiful pond in the garden (the Moon room). This came with a private toilet and bathroom, and a comfortable heater. We slept -- but I must say more correctly we slept hardly -- on a futon on the floor. The room looked not as clean... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was our first experience with the temple stay in japan and we were thoroughly impressed. The food was excellent and the rooms were quite clean and big. We had a garden view room on the first floor and it had amazing view. The beddings were quite clean and comfortable (contrary to some of the other reviews) and it's very... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was a great experience to sleep in a temple. You need to leave the shoes at the entrance of the temple. We got to sleep in traditional Japanese beds on the floor, having a small table in the room where we sat with cushions on the floor. We had traditional dinner and breakfast in the temple as well. At... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had great ambivalence about this stay at Koyasan with my wife because of mixed reviews. And I did not want the most expensive temple ryokan in Koyasan because I think temples should not be luxurious. I found the accomodation at Sekishoin acceptable. I had no trouble keeping warm and clean even though we did not use the bath. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed at two temples in Koyasan. I thought this one might not be great, given some of the other Tripadvisor reviews, and well... I was right! I booked it anyway as it was the only one I could find with availability for the night I needed. This temple is very dated, run down and not very clean - large... More 

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