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Koyasan Onsen Fukuchi-in

3.5 of 5 Shukubo (Temple Lodging)   |   657 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211 , Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I can't complain about the experience at the inn itself. It's a nice building with nice grounds. The staff are friendly and well organized and everything is clean. No complaints there. The food is...food. It's all vegetarian, which I'm fine with, but be prepared to eat soy, soy, and more soy. I would have preferred more veggies as opposed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We arrived by sunset, welcomed with a smile, we reserved 2 rooms with private toilets. The whole idea is to experience real Japan. The food is so graciously presented (all vegi) we didn't eat everything served. The outdoor warm baths. The Tatami sleep. The place ha s a magnificent garden, We woke up early to here the monks pray. Breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stay in a magical part of the world. Although it is a cliche, it really feels as if one is stepping back in time here. The welcome is warm, but be sure to wear the right slippers in the right places. The rooms look sparse at first but once you settle into the mood,... More

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

When I decided to visit Koya-san I knew that I would want to stay at a temple. I chose Fukuchi-in Onsen and was most happy with my choice. My room was huge, had a toilette and little sink (loved that!!!) and a spectacular view to the inner rock garden. The onsen was a great plus and after a cold day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The temple resort is extremely well done with great care for the detail. The room served vegetarian dinner - 'Shojin-ryori' - was the best meal I have had during my vacation in Japan. The resort's gardens are truly magnificent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had stayed there for a night. Only a few stuffs are well trained in english. But they are friendly and trying to help! We dine there and the food is nice and special. Room and bed are good. The open air bath is nice. However. We got woke up at early morming as they serve breastfast very early..and to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was a beautiful temple that we spent a night in when we went to Koyasan, which was an incredibly inspiring place. We ordered the Shojin ryori (Buddhist temple food) for dinner (about $30/person), and it was the most beautiful sight ever! As a vegan, it was quite nice as I had been having trouble finding a variety of food... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is exactly as a classic Japanese inn is supposed to be. It is also a good value for the price. The bath is nice. The food is prepared well and it may not be what your used to but it's good and healthy. it's true that the hallways are cold but that makes the room all the more cozy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The vegan meal prepared by the monks was absolutely exquisite. The grounds and the temple were gorgeous!! I attended the prayer session in the morning - I wish I understood some Japanese as I was curious what the prayers were about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed at this onsen hotel this summer and had a great time. This place is a working monastery, where you can spend the night, eat dinner and breakfast, and take hot baths. If you want dinner, you have to reserve in advance. All the food is vegan. We opted to go out to dinner. But, be forewarned, by about... More

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Address: 657 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Koyasan Onsen Fukuchi-in 3.5*
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