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Jimyoin

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455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Koyasan is a very pretty town worth visiting. Its better in the early mornings and evenings without the thousands of day visitors. The journey by train to get there offers some amazing scenery. Avoid weekend arrival in busy seasons when there is a huge queue for the buses from the cable car to the town. As Jimyoin has fantastic reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Jimyo-In, was an awe experience for me and my travel buddy. Even though the journey to Koyasan can be quite a hassle one but it was all worth it! *four thumbs up for this* Jimyo-In is situated at bus stop number 8 (directly opposite). The monks there are able to speak fluent English, easy to understand and communicated. Our room... More 

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Thank Xiaomae H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Facts to bare in mind before visiting Koyasan. -Koyasan is quite a pain to get to, though Japanese efficiency makes this easy to manage (From Kyoto: foot. Train, train, subway, train, train, cable car, bus). -koyasan is cold. My visit in November was chilly, I don't know how the monks manage in deep winter with only inefficient electric heaters. -koyasan... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Entrance to this ryokan is beautiful. We wondered how we would cope with vegetarian meals but they were amazing. We weren't hungry afterwards and the various tofu dishes were delicious. It is a really quiet reflective way to have an overnight stay. Attending 6.00am prayers was also a highlight. The only downside was that although the day was warm the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Jimyo-in is one of 52 temples that provide lodging in Koyasan. Once you're on the bus going through the town, it's noted on the map and the bus drops off right across the street (stop #8). We were greeted by one of the monks, Yoshi, who was waiting by the gate for us - he was very welcoming and spoke... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Shokubo or temple stay is a must do when visiting koyasan. Jimyoin has a beautiful garden. Yoshida san was waiting for us at the front entrance even before we arrived. Fluent in English, calm demeanor and very helpful. We were given a brief introduction to the temple area. Then we were led to our room. I had reserved on Japanican.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night at Jimyoin Monastery and is was a great stay. The room was nice, very quiet and comfortable. They served us a very tasty and abundant vegetarian dinner and prepared our foutons to sleep afterwards. You can join a morning prayer at 6:30. At 7 the japanese-style breakfast is served in the room. The place has also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We did not know what to expect in this beautiful temple setting. We where checked-in by an English speaking gentleman (lived in New Jersey for several years). This certainly helped to understand how to go about. Our Japanese style room had a view on a beautiful garden, a serene and relaxing setting. The food (dinner and breakfast) were excellent. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great location and very helpful staff. Atmospheric setting with a lot beautiful trees and nice garden. Would stay a bit longer and go back again during the various seasons. Easy walk to town center and all the attractions.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Most reviews will tell you it is an experience. Indeed it is, quite unusual if you are Western. My girlfriend loved it, so did i, until dinner. Location is great, rooms are very nice, clean, quiet. Other descriptions say it very well. The one thing i'd like to point out, is that the food is proper vegan japanese. i must... More 

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