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Ichijoin

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Irvine, CA
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Genuinely authentic. In this temple stay you truly are a guest. However, part of the enjoyment is observing the customs and rules. Amazing how you will notice the disconnect from the wired-in world after only a few hours. I recommend rising early to attend the morning sutra chanting. While fairly strict hours are in force, there is the luxury of...

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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Very traditional Japanese stay. Loved the hot baths and ryokan style living. Food was very Japanese and vegetarian though for both dinner and breakfast...lots of tofu which is an acquired taste (if you're not vegetarian then it's an unfamiliar menu). Expensive for what you get - we stayed at a ryokan in Hakone which was cheaper and much better value.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Spending a few days in a temple of a once- in - a - lifetime experience. Ichijoin's vegan kaiseki was excellent. Yes I miss my sashimi, but they are so creative with their ingredients. Location is also nice that it is walking distance from the shops and sights in town.

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1Thank Jeff S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed May 6, 2016

You have not experienced Japan until you have stayed in a temple on Mt. Koya. And I highly recommend Ichijoin as your temple accommodation. Check-in at the temple was fast and easy, dinner served at 5:30 pm in your room, and ours was a Deluxe with Garden view--highly recommend for zen meals and mornings. I feel that the art displayed...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Our family stayed at Ichijoin/Koyasan for two days and one night, and wish we could have stayed longer. I did not research the various shukubo at Koyasan very thoroughly, but stumbled across Ichijoin online and am very glad I did. We visited another shukubo during our stay and Ichijoin seemed to be the more traditional of the two, which we...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We had the suite and it was amazing. Perfect way to finish off our month holiday in japan. Thank you JTB for organising it . The location is closest to the main intersection of the township, and the staff are very accommodating. One even was exchange student in Canberra in 1998, so his English was very good.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We never would have expected what was behind the entrance to this guesthouse. Absolute luxury and serenity - perfect end to our 3 weeks in Japan. Book the suite with private ensuite - bigger than most houses. Dinner served in your suite by gorgeous staff. A must do!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stayed at the private suite for one night and had the most satisfying experience. The dinner and breakfast were not our favorite but I think it had more to do with our tastes and not on the quality of food itself. Beautiful property and amazing people.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were originally nervous about a temple stay in December (having read reviews of temple lodgings with tiny heaters and cold rooms) but decided to take the plunge and spend a bit extra on a nice temple. Although it initially sounds quite pricey, when you take into account the fact that the price includes an AMAZING dinner, delicious breakfast, access...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We recently toured Honshu by motorcycle on a trip organised for us by a motorbike rental company based in Akasaka, Tokyo. My wife had requested a monastery stay when planning the route and we were delighted to stay one night at Ichijoin. From the moment we arrived we were so well looked after by the monks and staff. We had...

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Address: 606 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $131 - $647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Deluxe GardenView was divine”
 of 5 bubbles Duttifree, May 6, 2016 | Read review
“We booked a room with a garden view which did add to the overall tranquility.”
 of 5 bubbles wingedfaerie, Jan 30, 2016 | Read review
“We had the most affordable room, with a view of a fence, but since you are free to explore the place in your yukata, this didn't matter.”
 of 5 bubbles 542jessv, Sep 28, 2015 | Read review
“I'd recommend getting a room with its own toilet, otherwise it's a cold journey if the weather is chilly”
 of 5 bubbles Louise090, Apr 11, 2015 | Read review
“I opted for a room with its own washroom - if you choose a basic room you will need to head down the corridor to find the loos.”
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