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571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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3.5 of 5 stars 36 Reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you walk in the front, you take off your shoes and place them in the shoe rack. Then you wear house slippers to walk around inside. The check-in area is a rustic room just off the front entrance. You sign up on a sign-in sheet. The staff look like priests and they speak a fair amount of English. My... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice shukubo (accommodation facility that is part of a Japanese temple or shrine) in Koyasan. A place that I really appreciated. In Koyasan rooms are much more expensive than in the rest of Japan (we paid ~120 euro for a double tatami style room with private restroom and shower) but it really worth it. The structure is furnished with an... More 

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Corbeil-Essonnes, France
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sekishoin is a very good temple, the people who take care of you are very friendly and helpful, meals are very good and the room simply but nice (and I don't speak when it's with view on the japanese garden).

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Tempe, Arizona
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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 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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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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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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82 helpful votes 82 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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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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Address: 571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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Number of rooms: 60
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