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455 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0283, Japan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
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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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18 hotel reviews
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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 hotel reviews
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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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Paris, France
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25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

well placed, very central in Koya, this location is at walking distance from everywhere in Koya-San. service is attentioned even if often provided by seasonal workers. good sleeping on tatami, good food (REALLY vegetarian, tofu is the king of menus)

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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at this wonderful temple. It was a really memorable experience. The monks are so welcoming. Our room was exquisite - as were the gardens. The bathroom (communal, though separate sex) is like something out of a 5 start Hilton hotel. We got up at 6am one morning and attended the prayers, which was such a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Our one-night stay in late December was incredibly memorable, and was certainly one of the highlights of our two weeks in Japan. Koya-san is beautiful, spiritual, timeless, and atmospheric, and Jimyoin was a perfect place to stay while experiencing such a unique place. We have uploaded numerous photos with this review. SERVICE - The monks did not speak much English,... More

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Launceston, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

It seems there are many temple stays in Koyasan but I can't imagine any could top this one. The temple itself was serene, beautiful and did not feel like a tourist trap. The Japanese style room was exquisite, very large, had magnificent screen paintings and a lovely view to the garden. The vegetarian food was fantastic, if I was served... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Don't miss this place - highly recommended. Read on if you need more information. Our 4 night stay at the Inn was the highlight of our trip to Japan from our home in Australia. The warm and welcoming monks made the stay for us with kind attention and a great sense of humour. As we were a Mum and teenage... 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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Ranked #5 of 38 Specialty lodging in Koya-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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