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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

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42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Shunkoin Temple Guest House
Ranked #11 of 155 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 74 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my recent travels to Japan this place is one I'm really going to miss and visit again as soon as I possibly can. The rooms are basic but much better than anything I have experienced within its price range elsewhere, the location isn't the best for central Kyoto but thats not what you travel here for and certainly isn't... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My first temple stay ever and it's all beyond my expectation. With such a reasonable price, you'll have quite a spacious room with your own bathroom and toilet. Everything is very simple, as simple as the idea of staying in a temple. Very quiet, so you'll definitely have good quality of sleep, except the very thin room wall. Location wise:... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is amazing, and truly unique. Living within a temple is a unique and rare experience; I cannot recommend it highly enough. The rooms are spotless, very comfortable, and the common kitchen area is perfect for tea/coffee and even cooking if one would like. We had a connecting room which was great for the three of us. It's also... More 

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Ladysmith, BC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visiting a Zen Buddhist Temple was a special experience for us. We had taken a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto and then found the JR Sagano line (we had JR passes) to Hanazono Station. The trip was short. On arrival we exited and walked north following the main road. We passed a curry restaurant and arrived at an intersection where... More 

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North East
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our daughter who lives in Japan booked this for us all for two nights in May when her dad and I were making our first ever visit to Japan. The three of us toured around a bit - she'd heard of this place otherwise we'd never have found it and what a gem it proved to be! We arrived in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect but we were absolutely amazed. Just a few 100 m of the main road was a complex of ancient shrines, beautiful gardens and lakes. There is absolute tranquility and it feels like being in a different century! The rooms were exactly as expected, not luxury at all, very basic but the scenery is... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were guests of Shunkoin Temple in June 2014. I would heartily recommend this place for anyone traveling in Kyoto who is wishing to experience Japan. The Shunkoin Temple is a part of a larger subtemple. The surrounding Temple and its compond feels a bit like stepping back in time- not like 21 Century Japan. The accomodations were clean, with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 1 night in September 2013. Personally, I would not stay here again as there was not much dining options in the area, there was not much bustle of nightlife and the sleep quality was just satisfactory. I would recommend it for those prioritising a unique and religious experience. There was a tour of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When I first knew about this Shunkoin Temple Guest House through tripadvisor, I knew I need to book a night or two there, and I did! The whole reservation process was painless (via email to the Reverend) and no credit card pre-payment was needed. Shunkoin temple is one of the many temples in the compound, which is only like a... More 

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Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It was my husband's and my first trip to kyoto and we wanted to really get a feel for feudal japan. This place did not disappoint. Although the rooms are very simple with tatami mats, you get your own bathroom and a good amount of space to stretch out. Otherwise plain inside, the temple and surrounding area is the opposite!... More 

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Address: 42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Shunkoin Temple Guest House Hotel Kyoto

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