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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

497 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0201, Japan
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in the Ekoin Temple lodging. The buildings and grounds are lovely, especially with the maple leaves turning red. Everything was clean and well cared for. Our rooms were very spacious and comfortable, once we got used to sitting on cushions on the floor. The staff comes after dinner and lays out the futons... More

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Toronto
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ekoin temple was an interesting experience and a lovely place to stay. People go to Koyasan to to experience what it's like to live in a Shinto temple and experience what it's like to be a monk for a day. Staying there you get all the elements, evening meditation, vegetarian meal, morning prayers and fire ceremony. I think that's pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful temple lodging. Great food. Lovely setting. Comfortable sleeping accommodation. Very peaceful. Would highly recommend it. Includes free internet and was the highlight of Japan for us. Would stay here again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ekoin is the most popular temple lodging amongst tourists. And no wonder. The monks are conversant in English, the temple offers free wifi and a number of tourist-friendly services such as: personalized fire ceremony, copying scripture and a night tour of the cemetery. The rituals are excellent - well worth the early morning wake-up call. The rooms are adequate -... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This temple provides the 'real' experience of staying in a temple lodging which is different from the ryokan staying. The whole atmosphere and surroundings was splendid, and it's good for those who are looking for somewhere which is out of town and a place for mind relaxing. Located near the main attraction of Koya-san, the Okuin Temple, as well as... More

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Hyderabad, India
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ekoin is a very nice temple complex, where tourists can stay and experience some temple life. They can receive a short and basic introduction into meditation and they can witness two spiritual morning rituals with the monks. All three of which were very interesting and impressive. At some nights, they offer a walk over the famous cemetery with interesting explanations... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ekoin is a beautiful complex staffed by very nice people! They are very helpful in both your average tourist questions as in explaining meditation and esoteric Buddhism. They even offer a night tour on the Oku-no-In which was very interesting. The rooms feel very luxurious and the food was nice too.

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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The young monks who serve as the attending staff can speak English. The dinner and breakfast serve gave us a chance to taste the specialities of Koyasan. One can participate in the meditation, copying of the sutra, morning prayers and early morning Goma fire ritual. It was indeed something new. Morever, the place is just across the road to Oku-no-in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We unfortunately did not get to stay at this Hotel but having read the reviews we made sure to join for the nite tour of the cemetery. The local tourists bureau helped us to arrange to meet up for the tour. The office is located in the middle of town. We arrived just in time for the tour and were... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was definitely one of our greatest adventures during a three week Japan trip. The monks are so friendly and the rooms are impressive. We got so much more then we've expected. Even flatscreen tv+wifi on the room! We went to the cemetery at night in an unique tour (+1500 yen).

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Address: 497 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0201, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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Number of rooms: 29
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