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Enryakuji Kaikan

4220 Sakamotohonmachi, Otsu 520-0116, Shiga Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky to be the guests of this kaikan up on the peak of Mt. Hi Enryakuji was a buddhist temple which was founded some 1200 years ago. The compound is huge with more than 10 temples spread over endless ground. The quiet retreat can be reached from Kyoto within 45 min by train and cable car. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Rarely in life does one get to stay inside the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site. One also expects, when one stays at an hotel associated with a 1,200 year old temple complex, that it might be a bit drafty and uncomfortable. Nothing could be further from the truth. The start was unpromising, actually. We arrived after a vexing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was told that until a few years ago Enryakuji kaikan was only for pilgrims visiting the important temples on Mount Hiei, but now it is open to all visitors and most rooms are very spacious, ours was with two comfortable twin beds, and a tatami area, with futons available for another 4 or 5 people. The room was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a very relaxing stay for one night here and a great night's sleep. It 's a modern hotel block within the temple complex. Staff were very helpful and friendly - one of the receptionists later sought us out to provide more information she'd not given us at check in. Rooms were traditional Japanese style with tatami matting and... More 

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