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Hida Takayama Zenkoji

4-3 Tenman-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Zenkoji and would stay again. Overall the experience was very positive. The temple is a very unique accommodation experience - the rooms are tucked behind sliding doors along narrow corridors. The kitchen is quite adequate - although we found it just as cheap to each out at budget restaurants and so used it very little.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is located very close to all the action in Takayama and it makes a great base for exploring the town. We had a private room for 3 nights, which had sliding doors onto the main temple area. It was very spacious and we loved our futon beds. The main hall of the temple itself was absolutely freezing at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Been here in October 2015 and loved it. peaceful quiet all guests super uber respectful of each other (dead silence from 9.30pm) a place where you can relax indeed. As it's a temple and it's run by a charity oorganizatin service is basic but to me it was fantastic. If you're curious, not pretentious and you can be quiet when... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is a temple and that makes your stay a special experience! The place is very quiet, so if you're looking for some action go somewhere else. The kitchen is big, the common room cozy and the rooms supercozy in japanese style! And I really enjoyed the zen garden! The nun is friendly. Unfortunately she doesn't speak English very... More 

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Polzela, Slovenia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our traditional Japanese twin room was extremely big, clean and comfy. The host Yukina was very welcoming, kind and helpful. It was a different place to stay in, we have never stayed in a working temple before and we would highly recommend it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place has a very interesting history, which the hostesses does not tell you up unless you chat with her for sometime. We encountered her in the share kitchen common area one night, and she told us the history of Zenkoji. The temple has been in her family since 1893, and her grandfather and parents are unable to take care... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was awesome and very welcoming. The nun that is running the place does an excellent job introducing new guests to the temple/hostel. Everything is kept in super clean conditions. There are 2 showers to use (all clean). If you really need to takr a shower on time there is a list you can... More 

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barcelona
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in this special place, it's a hostel attached to a temple, in which sometimes they also let you sleep in should normal rooms are fully booked. The rooms are XXL and japanese style, clean, and without AC but fans equipped. The staff is helpful and really kind. The hostel has a full equipped kitchen you can... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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119 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

this was definitely the most quiet hostel on our trip. there is some zen in the air. i guess the very nice temple (a part of the hostel) has something to do with it. there are rooms towards the inner garden which is beautiful and rooms look very japanese. i would recommend those ones. with my sister we got the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was an odd one, it was recommended to us by two travellers as it's cheap and we thought the temple vibe would be interesting. Unfortunately there was like zero atmosphere here - apparently it was full when we were here but the place doesn't really lend itself to much socializing which is fine if you want to relax, there... More 

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