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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

497 Koya-cho, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0201, Japan
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experiences I've ever had. Close to central Koyasan and a 5 minute walk to the entrance of Okunoin. The temple itself was very peaceful and our room was on the first floor that had a view of the beautiful garden. You can attend the meditation session they have at 4:30 before dinner where the monks teach... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To stay in a temple is a one-in-a-lifetime experience. And this temple offers an awesome value for money package. If you are thinking to stay in a temple lodge, don't expect luxury and occidental comfort. Remind this is not an hotel is a temple, so you will stay a little more comfortable than monks. The bedrooms are very clean, well... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want something spiritual, inspiring and unforgettable, this is it! RyugyC in his review gave a very good description of the place. What I wanted to add is the monk named "nobo" (or "nobu") - a young man educated in Britain, who is both knowledgeable and open-minded. You will certainly learn something from him if he is leading the... More

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Alberta, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know why but I was expecting the area to be a bit less touristy than it is; if you've been to Banff, Canada, it kind of has that feel to it. We're definitely glad we stayed at this temple, even if it felt a bit strange that almost every other guest was also a visiting foreigner. The monks... More

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Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is very nice if you want try the "shukubo" experience; it's near the Okunoin cemetery and near the bus stop, and the rooms are clean, wide and very nice; the same is for the onsen and the garden. You could dislike their vegetarian food even if you are vegetarian, especially at breakfast. The early morning rituals are exciting... More

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Milan, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We slept by Ekoin only one night and for me it was enough, because I don’t like so much to share bathroom and toilette, but the place is really great! Full of quiet and peace. Some people wrote it is quiet touristic, but I don’t think the same. Monks are really kind and they speak a little bit of English.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The train ride to Koyasan is beautiful and peaceful. When I arrived at the Eco-in temple I found it to be so special and much more that I expected. The buildings are simple and beautiful, as was my room. I wish that I booked the place for 2 nights for the meditation lesson, the prayer ceremonies, the delicious vegetarian meals,... More

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Barcelona, Spain
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The temple itself is incredible, as are the tatami rooms (our had a fantastic view on the garden). The the young staff is all kindness and attention, and it is conveniently located near the bus stop (#9 - Karukayado-mae stop, on the orange Daimon Okunoin-mae line) and near Okunoin cementery (3 minutes away walking). The peacefulness and quietness of the... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at Ekoin one night with my husband and we enjoyed a lot. Lots of explanations provided in English, so you can learn lots of things that are done in the temple. The location is very good, near the Oku-no-in entrance. We enjoyed the food, it was different but good. We participated in the ceremonies and activities for visitors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed one night at Eko-in in Koyasan. Getting to Koyasan is a mission, as others have written. It took many trains and several hours from Nara. Koyasan is a famous part of Japan as this is where the school of esoteric Buddhism is based. There are many lodgings, called Shubuko, which are temples converted to house guests. Shubuko are... More

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Address: 497 Koya-cho, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0201, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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