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Jimyoin

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455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stayed here a few days ago and enjoyed the entire visit. My family spent one night and the temple is easy to access near to the number 8 bus stop. During our visit there were very few other guests (mid-week). There are a few monks who speak English and a few who only speak Japanese. The room was large... More 

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had stayed at another temple in Koyasan prior to coming to Jimyoin. They were priced very similarly. In comparison, the rooms in Jimyoin were larger and they provided a nice balcony sitting space with garden views. You were also provided with full sized towels along with the modesty towels. The meals were served in the privacy of the room... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

There are over 50 temples that accept overnight guests, so it's hard to narrow down a choice. I chose this one from the reviews here (and for its nearness to the cemetery) and wasn't disappointed. We spent two nights in a room on the main floor across from the shared bathroom, with a great view of one of the gardens... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Premise: an experience on Koyasan mount cannot be judged by the same criteria that are used for normal hotels. If you are looking for amenities, large beds, great variety of foods, and all services, this is not the case. If you go to Koya Mount to live with monks, you should expect something very very far away from your habits,... More 

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Definitely an experience not to be forgotten; friendly check-in; basic, simple room, with lovely view of garden; shared bathroom facilities (we didn't use, as only stayed one night); shared toilets clean (women and men separate), but had an unpleasant, pungent smell pervading the area; tasty, vegetarian evening meal and breakfast; morning prayers lovely experience, as many pilgrims staying at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We visited in March/April 2016 and had a wonderful time @Jimyo-in. Our room was overlooking a beautiful garden, food was absolutely delicious and service exemplary. We joined 6:30 am prayers and very much recommend it for a complete experience. Visits to cemetery and temples are a must, and do explore Japanese sweets stores for delicious mochi. During our trip to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a truly lovely stay here. We hiked the second half of the Choishi Michi trail (about 10km) up the mountain with all our luggage on our backs, so we were very much looking forward to a restful stay...and it did not disappoint! The room was beautiful, with a fabulous view of the garden. The bath... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Jimyoin was a great experience. We stayed at a variety of places all over Japan and this one stands out. Though this is not a typical hotel stay, it provided a really great experience. It was interesting to stay in a temple, the monks were incredibly welcoming, and the town (especially the cemetery) is nice to see.

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Thank Sasha M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a pleasant stay at Jimyoin. We arrived around midday and were greeted by a welcoming monk who took our luggage, advising check in was 2 pm. We were then free to wander this great little town. After having an explore we returned around 4pm and were shown to our room, given timings for dinner, the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Jimyoin We arrived to Jimyoin well before our checkin time and was met at the front door by a monk who kindly stored our bags so we could sightsee. Returned at 3pm for check-in. We had a garden view room, which did overlook the lovely garden - if you were standing. Due to frosted glass on bottom half of window... More 

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Address: 455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $157 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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