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A fascinating and enriching experience

We spent two nights in the temple lodgings with breakfast and dinner on both days, and it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
Great temple stay

Spent one night here at this temple stay. Booked online and the process was very easy. Room wasn't... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
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Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan. Muryokoin is a Shingon Temple and Shukubo (temple-lodging) in Kobo Daishi's Paradise. Muryokoins history goes back more than 1000 years. Muryokoin was united with Shicchiin after a big fire in 1888, during the Meji...more
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611 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in the temple lodgings with breakfast and dinner on both days, and it was a very enriching experience. Our lodgings were on the ground floor overlooking the beautiful garden and were spacious. The beds were futons, and while the first night...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It was the first time I stayed in a temple lodging and really loved it. The monks are very helpful and do their best to let you experience their Buddhist lifestyle. In the evening an extensive and very tasty shōjin-ryōri (vegetarian meal) was delivered to...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Spent one night here at this temple stay. Booked online and the process was very easy. Room wasn't ready when we arrived so we were invited to leave our bags and sightsee in town. When we returned, we were shown to our room by Yang...More

3  Thank Saranger
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Before writing this review, I read what others had written. My feeling is that KoyaSan and 'Temple Stay' (shukubo) is a privilege, and some (mental) flexibility is needed by guests. We did not eat here, so I cannot comment on that. Muryokoin is yet another...More

1  Thank PMannaro
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I've stayed in many temple lodgings in various countries. To bottom-line this one for you, there are so many other great lodgings in Koyasan, you should not pick this one. I don't write this review lightly. I went to great lengths to confirm with other...More

4  Thank SanFranMan2000
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I happened to really love this temple experience, my first in a ryokan and in a buddhist temple. The setting is beautiful and I loved the rituals and 'rules' and especially the morning-prayers. Meals (vegetarian) were bountiful and served by the novice monks and we...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a traditional Japanese/Buddhist style of accommodation so the room is very bare and simple. But that is why you stay here! It's a cultural experience in itself. I could have sat in my room for hours and not tired of the quaint beauty...More

1  Thank Haley M
Reviewed November 5, 2016

I have stayed in Temples before in Nepal with the Muryoko-In Temple better catered for the modern tourist. If you can look beyond the lack of ensuite and the communal bathrooms than you will like this place. I guess it is a good introduction to...More

Thank Philip N
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stayed one night at this temple. To begin with the positive impressions: Our room was quite nice, especially because it appeared to be quite antique. The temple also hasa quiet little garden, and the morning ceremony was an interesting experience. But that's about all...More

1  Thank Lorenz M
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Not sure if all the temples at Koyasan are this pretty, but certainly enjoyed our stay here. Kind and friendly monks, yummy food, and interesting post-service instruction and breakfast discussion from the head monk. Beautiful learning experience!

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sisa m
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Response from Ken Y | Property representative |
Thank you for your e-mail. Could you access from the web site of our temple Muryokoin, please ? You can find it on google, please check "Muryokoin". Thank you !
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