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Sekishoin

571 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our family stayed in 2 rooms at this temple for one night. We had a very nice time here. There rooms were very clean and very comfortable. They leave a pot of hot tea in the room with a cracker/cookies to go with. I slept really well on the beds. They also have an onsen here and all of our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a large Japanese style room with a garden view, which was nice. Unfortunately, the walls were so thin that we heard all the conversations from the next room and even in May it was cold inside the room. We didn't have any bedsheets, so we used the extra duvet as a bedsheet. For this price, I expected a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This has been a delightful temple- stay experience. Our room was very comfortable with big, down -filled bedding on a futon in a traditional, tatami -matted room. The garden outlook on the second floor was beautiful. The 6.30 ceremony with chanting monks and a small gift and blessing from the head monk was well worth the early rise. Delicious, authentic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a great room on the ground floor, with a sitting room overlooking the beautiful pond in the garden (the Moon room). This came with a private toilet and bathroom, and a comfortable heater. We slept -- but I must say more correctly we slept hardly -- on a futon on the floor. The room looked not as clean... More 

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