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571 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went here with friends and overall it was an okay experience. I will say the futons felt a bit thin, to al all of us but we had a lovely view of the temple garden from a room on the 2nd floor and attending the morning Buddhist ceremony was a fun experience. I would not recommend staying more than one... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

THE ROOM: - Booked a tatami room with a private bath on the 2nd floor. it was clean and spacious. - At night it was very cold in the room despite the heater (this was in late October) and the bed comforter wasn't helping so I layered up. - There was a Wi-Fi router inside the room, but it didn't... More

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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I initially schedule 3 days to give myself time for a real break, in the mountains, in a quiet temple unfortunately I was stuck in an unpleasant temple, with cold and snow, and nowhere (bar/restaurant) to read or relax. Good : Location : 5min from entrance of the sanctuary Beside this, not so much good things to say Rooms are... More

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33 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A special place, a combination of active temple though small and typical japanese style rooms and garden. We had ptivate bathroom and special dinner while sitting on cushions. Early in the morning we joined the pray un the temple room conducted by the monk who wellcomed us. The surronding is unique as well with small shops and the ever breathtaking... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were really disappointed by this temple accommodation, especially for the price we paid! Our room was dirty, the bathroom not clean at all and I doubt our bedsheets were clean ones. Of course, staying in a temple was a great experience (prayer, food) but I highly recommend to look for another place.

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Rome, Italy
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37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is not the most 'high end' of the temple accommodation available in Koya-san, even though it is considerably more expensive than staying in a mid range hotel in Tokyo or Kyoto! It is a simple temple, simple rooms, not particularly modern, even though I was in the new wing, probably new in about 1980. When I was there, we... More

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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

price was not really an issue, I was willing to pay much to have the perfect experience...and not sure this was it. Temple and rooms were cold (temp outside was in the low 40's at night)...but with the kerosene heater..it did warm up, it not a bit smelly of fuel. Blankets and pillows smelled of moisture/dampness...and spider webs clung to... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good location, near the Koya grave-yard, Dinner was very good. Breakfast less. But the experience of sleeping in taht place is great. Highly recommended. The morning cermony of the monks was nice.The only question: why it is so expensive....

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This temple lodging is very close to the Koya-san cemetery main entrance. Apparently it has rooms with different degrees of comfort, but I can only comment on the one we had. This was in the traditional Japanese style (tatami + low table during the day, futons "magically" installed while you are having dinner), quite large, clean (not so much the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This is authentic! It is also a busy little place but a place where nothing is too much trouble even if you don't speak Japanese. The garden outlook is lovely and the heated blanket over the floor height table in your room is very nice. A hot thermos of tea deliver to your room on arrival is a lovely touch,... More

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Address: 571 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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