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42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Shunkoin Temple Guest House
Ranked #9 of 166 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Located just outside Kyoto -- short well marked walk from the Hanazono JR station -- this is a simple but exceptionally well run temple stay. The rooms are large by Japanese standards, there is no food service on site, but the real beauty here is staying in the temple grounds. Do not miss the meditation session run every morning for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Shunkoin temple guest house for a couple of days during my summer break while traveling around Japan. I wanted to have a place to stay, while still experiencing some Japanese culture, old and new. This temple guest house provides exactly that. The staff are EXTREMELY friendly. They were willing to help us out with anything we needed.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a cold February night at the temple guest house, our next to last night in Japan. The room was warm simple and unadorned with futons and down conforters placed on the tatami covered floor. It had everything we needed including private bath and shower, wifi, and a cozy common room with basic kitchen available to all. What a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Shunkoin for 1 night during summer, and I wish we could have stay longer. The temple complex was beautiful and peaceful, with few distractions. The room was simple but comfortable. There was no food available in the complex, but the young lady who greeted us, was only too happy to point out some local places to eat.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I stayed for 4 nights during winter. It was a bit chilly in the nights but they had a remote-controlled heater in every room. I liked the eco-friendly feel of the establishment, also with a lot of hand-written information which made it feel cozy. The WiFi was almost too good :) (I had one of the routers outside my door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A stay at Shunkoin Temple is one you will always remember with a meditation class given by the resident Buddhist Reverend and the privilege of staying on the temple grounds, albeit at the adjoining guest house. The rooms are immaculate, but very simple. It is situated in the midst of a larger temple complex which is special and so atmospheric,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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35 helpful votes 35 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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
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