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Sekishoin

571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Clermont, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite stops on the trip. The gardens are beautiful and, though getting up so early wasn't easy, the pray service was very nice. It's very close to the beginning of the trail to the main temple. The food was quite good, I am far from a vegetarian so I was worried. But the food was very flavorful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Totally authentic shukubo experience. We enjoyed a basic but comfortable room with 'western amenities', not the standard of a modern hotel but adequate. Bedding was super comfortable, had a great nights sleep on futons and heating was very good. Yakatas are provided for sleeping and getting around in if you want to really feel like a monk. Our room looked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I spent two nights at Sekishoin and had booked a room with a private bathroom. Upon arrival, I was informed that my room wasn't available and I only got a room with a shared bathroom. To make up for it, I got a free dinner - which was delicious but seemed not to be a big deal as the many... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

It was at a nice location as the inn was in the middle of the historical site. You can well experienced the religious culture there. The vegetarian food was nice and worth a try. However, the staff wasn't so helpful (pls don't expect they would serve you as a guest), and most of them don't speak foreign language which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

After being in two great decent city sized hotels it was nice to get to a smaller more humble style accomodation.. We stayed here only one night.. The hotel was difficult to find due to google map errors however the hotel was well signed along the road but set back off the road so not obviously accomodation.. The building is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were very surprised with this accommodation because some of the reviews of this place were not that good. We were assigned room number 8. This is a room with toilet, shower and bath. The meals are strictly vegetarian so if you dislike tofu than this is not your place ( as is the case with all monasteries at Mt.... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful pleace. We stayed there for two night in January. It was very cold even with heating on but this was the part of the experience. Rooms are Japanese style with huge duvet to keep you warm. Breakfast and dinner vegeterian, again part of the experience. You can also exerience prayer and meditation session in the morning.

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Thank Mal410
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Disinterested hosts combined with dirty sheets. Well located but expensive. I expect, as other reviewers have noted that there are better options in Koyasan if available (there weren't when I was there).

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Quito, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have stayed in other Shokubo in Koya-san before and have looked into others. It was a huge mistake to accept the suggestion of our travel agent to stay at Sekishoin. As opposed to other Shokubos in Koya-san, this place has carpets covering the floors (others have nice, well-kept wooden floors) which probably have not been cleaned nor renovated in... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The point of staying at a temple overnight in Koyasan is to experience the monk lifestyle. Of course, this includes enduring elements of the monk lifestyle (such as the diet). However, this does not mean that you have to endure rude/apathetic treatment from the staff. I understand that this is not their main occupation, but to run such a service... More 

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Address: 571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $121 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sekishoin 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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