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Address: 611 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 736-56-2104
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Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan

A Shingon Temple and Shukubo in Kobo...

Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan

A Shingon Temple and Shukubo in Kobo Daishi's Paradise.

The history of Muryokoin goes back more than 1000 years. Muryokoin and Shicchiin have been two temple, which were located on different places in Koyasan and moved to its present location during the Meji period after a the big fire in 1888.

The name of Muryokoin means temple of the immeasurable light. It refers to Amida Nyorai, which is the main deity of our temple. Amida is the Japanese name of Buddha Amitabha,. He is the Buddha of infinite lighte and thus of infinite life. Amitabha is working for the enlightenment of all sentient beings by visualising this world as paradise. He is located in the Taizo, Matrix Mandala in the West.

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We had a most remarkable experience made all the better by good opportunity to speak to monks about their Buddhist teachings and personal experiences. The accommodation was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Muryoko in temple is almost a hotel but in a temple. They have separate rooms,you are served food by the young monks here so basically it is a hotel. Little expensive though.The vegetarian food was decent .

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Having read other peoples reviews, I seriously wonder if we stayed at the same place. Yes, I know that there are levels of accommodation in Japan and yes, I know that temple stays are basic. However these people need to have a long slow meditation about whether running a place that charges money to stay is really their calling. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent just one night on the Temple but it was the best of our travel for Japan. A different experience of japanese tradition and religion. The fire ritual is amazing (too early...but amazing, remember...no Yukata allowed). The vegetarian meal was good and rich, as well as the breakfast. The shower is a shared traditional bath (onsen style). I was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Staying at a temple is a way to experience another aspect of Japanese life and culture. Staying at Muryoko-in is a way to ease into the experience. While much is mysterious and a little confusing, enough of the people at the temple speak English - or enough English - to help guests enjoy their time. This is not a hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We went during a busy month and was "assigned" to this temple by the Koyasan Shukubo Tourist Association based on availability. It is conveniently located near a bus stop and since we arrived early in the morning, were able to leave our bags while we explored the area. We checked in around 4pm and were shown our room by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Great walking in that place which is so peacefull, so beautiful, with awsome trees all around tombs. We had chance to be there at the 13th of august which is the light candle festival (more than 100,000 candles lighted!). Huge emotional feeling

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a most remarkable experience made all the better by good opportunity to speak to monks about their Buddhist teachings and personal experiences. The accommodation was fine... After all it is traditional and so facilities are shared, but very clean. We would recommend this temple over others due to the presence of English speaking monks and their genuine effort... More 

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Thank BoxcarSmith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Felt like in the different era of Japan.... Really ancient. The view so good in autumn. Worth to visit

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had an amazing experience staying at Muryokoin in Koyasan. The temple itself is just beautiful, and my room was clean and very traditional which was a lot of fun. Being from Australia this was my first time sleeping in a traditional room with tatami mats, a very comfortable futon, painted screen walls and a kotatsu. In the morning myself... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Myself and two friends stayed here as an experience during a holiday in Japan. We didn't know what to expect & I found a lot of the experience uncomfortable. We weren't given any guidance on appropriate etiquette & I spent a lot of time worrying that the monks weren't speaking to us because we were doing things wrongly. If they... More 

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