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Wonderful experience!

We stayed at Kumagaiji for one night and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Uncover T
A fabulous experience

This was a major highlight in our travel in Japan, from a vegan meal for dinner and breakfast... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We stayed at Kumagaiji for one night and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. We were warmly welcomed and given all of the information that we needed. Our room was warm (despite it being April and quite chilly outside...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This was a major highlight in our travel in Japan, from a vegan meal for dinner and breakfast, which was filling, to the onsen hot and relaxing, but the highlight was joining the monks for prayer in the morning, even though it was at 0630am,but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank eamonnr2015
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We stayed one night at Kumagaiji. It was a great initiation to the simple life at Koyasan. Our room was simple yet very comfortable. All public facilities such as toilets, baths, showers, wash basins are on the ground floor which all the bedrooms are upstairs....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mutter1
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience we'll never forget. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Location is excellent, right next to Okunoin Cemetary. The rooms are traditional yet secure, and the area is very quiet. The traditional vegan food was some of the best Japanese food we...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank R G
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Everything was as we expected. The monastery was as rustic, cold and comfy as the house we used to live in Zushi. The exterior walkways are freezing, buildings are uninsulated and the heaters and kotatsu work like magic to give you a warm comfy abode....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank BuccaneerDave
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I feel privileged to have stayed here The peace and tranquillity was so moving. The monks prepare your evening meal and breakfast - all vegetarian. There are bathing facilities which are all shared and rooms are very basic. There are NO chairs. In the morning...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

a privilege to attend the services and also the fire ceremony - the monks are very attentive and you will remember the experience for a long time

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jeff b
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great accommodation and the Buddhist monks are very attentive to your needs. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank David C
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very nice and relatively quiet temple (the whole town is very quiet at night), well located across the road to the path leading to the main attraction of Koyasan, Okunoin. We had a clean Japanese style room with 6 tatami mats and a closet, enough...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sophie C
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