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455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 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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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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