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Jimyoin

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455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015
Gugi46 Lugano, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lugano, Switzerland
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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our trip, early November, for an afternoon and a night in this historical temple was a little taste of the ancient Japan. After climbing on a strait and serpentine road up to the small basin called Koyasan, the monks said us a warm and friendly welcome. Koyasan is a sacred area of Shingon Buddhism and is designated by UNESCO as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It took a while to get to, but it was great! Nice room and friendly people. The viw from my room was lovely, I was a pleaure to simply sit and watch. I enjoyed attending the morning's prayers and the food was great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The grounds and temple are very beautiful and our room looked out on to a beautiful garden. Dinner and breakfast showed the great variety within vegetarian Japanese cuisine and we enjoyed them both. Experiencing the morning prayer and the onsen were additional bonuses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night. The staff is extremely courteous and do everything they can to help you. Great location in the middle of the city, with all the major sites no more than 20 minutes walking distance. Rooms were warm and cozy. The meals were all vegetarian, and full of new and random things to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed for one evening and really loved the experience. The monks were very welcoming and the grounds were beautiful. Coming off the cable car take Bus no. 2 (stop no.8 drops you right out the front) there was also people at the station with maps and were very helpful. The morning prayer is a must (you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When we first arrived, we found it rather deserted and quiet, as though there were no other people staying. The monks were very friendly, willing to help you in everything, making sure that everything is alright. It was very cold in Koyasan, so it was a little hassle when we had to brace the cold and walk all the way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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