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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

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497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose here for our trip because we felt it might give a more interesting/spiritual experience. And also learn a little more about Buddhism. When we arrived it was easy to find. Take the number 2 bus from the station and then get off at stop number 9. A lot of people seem to get off here. The monks were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stay in their temple for 1 night. Property is much bigger than expected, rooms are spacious and clean. Our room faced an internal garden which was really nice. We arrived around 4:30 pm and dinner is served at 5:30 Food is okay, nothing extra special and we found it very overpriced for what you get. Koya-san is very quiet... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is a fantastic opportunity to spend a night in Koyasan. 1) It offers rooms with private baths. 2) The rooms are beautiful. 3) You have the opportunity to participate in morning and evening meditations, praying sessions and fire ceremonies. 4) An english speaking monks offers great walking tours of Koyasan.

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I loved this place for its peaceful simplicity. The monks were very hospitable and we enjoyed the vegetarian dinner and breakfast. We weren't sure how comfortable the futons would be but it was the best sleep we had on our tour. The onsen was a very different experience for us but we decided to embrace the bizarre... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrival; we arrived like most people by train and then cable car. Bus from the cable car station, stop 2, ring the bell after stop Rengedani, cost 330 yen. We arrived at about 1pm but they were happy to show us to our room. Young monks, very pleasant and keen to try out their English if a little shy sometimes.... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 1 night in July 2015. Loved Koyasan & this temple. This is right beside the massive cemetery (not creepy at all, such a lovely place) so a great location. We paid a little extra for an evening cemetry walk which was led by one of the young monks. It was great to get some info then go back... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple stay is wonderful and worth visiting, while remembering the sage advice that you are who you are and no change of location can alter this. Although if anywhere can give you the chance to pause and reconsider your path, this is the place. We stayed at Ekoin Temple which has been operating from the site for over 1000... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although the area is turisty, thr atmosphere is magic. This monastery is great located next to the cementery, with a monk speaking perfect english and with many possibilities around the are, including a frre meditation session. Rooms, foodand staff was above our expectations, and i strongly recommend this monasyery to feel the essence of koyasan. Without doubt a great choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed at ekoin for 2 nights in June. Think a lot of the attraction of the place is the ease of booking in comparison with most places in town. This, plus a good LP write up, brings with it the expectation of it being a bit of a tourist trap or at the very least pretty busy. Surprisingly this wasn't... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A group of 5 of us decided to stay here based on the photos and reviews about the temple. The property itself is stunning, set amongst tranquil gardens in the gorgeous area of koyasan. The rooms are beautifully decorated in Japanese style and offer all mod cons u should need for your night stay. Bathrooms are shared though but they... More 

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