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455 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0283, Japan
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms at Jimyo-In are beautiful and warm, overlooking a central garden, with cozy kotatsu to snuggle underneath. The monks are friendly and welcoming, and the vegan food is phenomenal. The bathing here is communal, so make sure you are okay with that. Morning prayer is a fantastic experience, and something you will remember for a long time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night here when travelling and I didn't want to leave the place is stunning and the experience of attending morning prayer was once in a life time. The night before we were presented with one of the best meals I have had on my travels. Thank you for a wonderful experience

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First of all we loved the Buddhist cemetery of Koyasan and its surreal feel. It was our first experience of sleeping in a Monastery and we all enjoyed it. The spacious room, the tea offered at our arrival, the hot onsen, the authentic feel of the monastery, the very charming and gentle welcome by the monks and the lovely garden.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time staying at a monastery in Japan. To be fair, the monks have now made it very commercial, so it does feel a little bit "unauthentic", but I think this is the case for the entire town, and not an issue with Jimyoin itself. We were assigned the only western room (with beds instead of futons)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great food (vegetarian) with about 6or 7 different plates in the set menu, friendly service from the monks, interesting religious ceremony in the morning. Beautiful setting - altogether extremely worthwhile!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A family of four (2 adult children) stayed here in March 2014. Excellent experience! As described in previous reviews, we had a double room that opened onto a beautiful garden. When we arrived in the afternoon, we were given tea and a wonderful vegetarian dinner shortly after. The monks were very welcoming. Futons can be difficult to sleep on, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Room facing the beautiful garden. Large rooms. Towel, yukata, haori,Toothbrush. There is a service of tea. Meals can be eaten in the room. You can eat the traditional "vegetarian food". Beautiful to the eye, it is very healthy. If you want to stay in the winter, you can experience traditional heating appliances in Japan "kotatsu". There are employees who speak... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights with our little daughters (1 & 3 years old) in a big (family?) room with garden view on the first floor. The rooms are divided by sliding (rice) paper screens. There is a heater in the room. Shared toilet, but it was close to our room. The big shared bathrooms (onsens?) are really nice. Big bath... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Koyasan, where has been recognized as the biggest head temple of buddist, is located the on the mountain called Koyasan. In summer, it is so cool and you can forget the high humid Japanese summer. So mistic and beautiful place. This temple, "Jimyoin" has beautiful Japanese garden and furnished rooms and good dishes provided. You can really relax and enjoy... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Jimyoin is a wonderful place to stay and experience a slice of temple life. Located only 5 min stroll to the centre of Koya-san town and with a bus stop located just outside, this place is perfectly located. When we arrived before the check-in time but the priest checked us in and kindly held on to our bags for us... More

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Address: 455 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0283, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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