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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8035, Japan
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Ranked #10 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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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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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lesson was simple 2 sets of 15-min meditation. The monk talks a little too long by repeating a few same messages, but that made me feel that he is not so commercial while nowadays a lot of monks in Kyoto are turned into businessmen. The garden and the temple itself are standard in terms of its size and design.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place/Time: We visited Shunkoin Temple during the summer season, September 2013. We transfered to Hanazono station from Kyoto station. Walking 8 minutes to Myoshinji compound from Hanazono station, which has multiple temples. Shunkoin Temple is located 8 minutes from the Myoshinji entrance. Ambiance: Myoshinji compound has multiple temples towering throughout its vicinities. You will probably see students, locals, scarce tourist... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

LOCATION: It's important to know that the temple is based in the northwest of Kyoto - quite off the centre and away from Gion. However, I'd definitely recommend staying here for 1-2nights for two reasons: 1/ it's a great experience in a beautiful environment; 2/ it's 5mins away from the beautiful Ninnaji temple, Ryoanji temple and a short bus ride... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We only managed to get one night here, which was great because its a little far out of Kyoto central. But its close to Arashyama and the Golden Pavilion. It was clean, quite and comfortable. We also got to have the meditation class in the morning and that was a wonderful end to our stay. The people are also very... More

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We could not have been more pleased with this wonderful retreat. We had two, large, comfortable adjoining rooms, each with its own bath. The temple and grounds were exquisite and so peaceful. All our needs were anticipated, from the stocked guest kitchen to the pristine and informative map of the area. All the information you might needs is on their... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I spent two nights of my time in Kyoto at the Shunkoin guest house. It is located at the Shunkoin temple within the larger Myoshinji temple complex in northwest Kyoto. While it looks out of the way for many of the sights and activities in Kyoto, it is an activity itself and extremely convenient for sights in northwest Kyoto. On... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My wife and I just spent 4 nights at the Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, completing a 12 day trip in Japan. We were extremely happy with our choice. We chose the Japanese style En-suite room, loved it. Very spacious, nice public kitchen. The Zen-meditation class is a must, and amonst other benefits included are the free bikes, and the calm!!!... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I stumbled upon this accommodation (at Time Out web site) while doing research for my trip. It really caught my attention and interest and I have never stayed in a temple before. The price is also attractive enough to tempt me. My friends and I booked 5 rooms (double occupancy) for 2 nights. The process was fairly easy. I just... More

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Vienna, Austria
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26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you're looking for a quiet, serene and very special stay in Kyoto, Shunkoin might just be the place for you. Located within the amazing Myōshin-ji Temple Complex in a rather un-touristy residential area you can unwind after all the commotion of downtown Kyoto and the crowded tourist attractions. Yet the location is convenient, as there are a few restaurants,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is easily one of the best places I have ever stayed in (have traveled a fair amount around the world). First, it is REAL, meaning you are staying in a real, working Zen temple, in the middle of a vast Zen temple complex, comprising maybe 15-20 temples. At night it is so quiet, quite a contrast from the bustle... More

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Shunkoin Temple Guest House Hotel
Shunkoin Temple Guest House Hotel Kyoto
Address: 42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8035, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #10 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shunkoin Temple Guest House "Tetsuryu-Kutsu (the Cave of Enlightened Dragon)"This is the only temple accommodation in Kyoto which offers its services and Zen meditation class in English. Our temple accommodation facility has eight private rooms.Each guest room has a 14.6-suquare-meter bedroom with traditional tatami mats, in which 2 - 3 people can comfortably sleep. Each room also has its own shower room, toilet, heater and air conditioner.The facility has a shared kitchen and dining room. You can make tea, coffee, or basic meals there. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster, and basic appliances.Shunkoin is located in the center of the biggest temple complex in Kyoto so you can enjoy peace and silence even though you are still inside the city of Kyoto. Also, there are three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple) near Shunkoin Temple. ... more   less 

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