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Sekishoin

571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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    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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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 hotel reviews
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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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