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Koyasan Kongo Sammaiin

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night at the Kongo Sanmaiin Temple and the experience wasn't pleasant at all. The clerk that works in the temple who is supposed to welcome guests, Mr. Shioahara Gou, was extremelly rude to us. The shouted at us on the phone, he didn't want to keep our luggage in the temple while we were sightseeing Koyasan (he... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surrounding and monks at Kongo Sammaiin were friendly. It would be nice, though, to receive more information about the temple, daily life, rituals etc. The morning ceremony was interesting but the explanations only in Japanese. The room was ok, women's common bathroom new and nice. A big minus is the high price, 15'000 Yen for 2 people / 1... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

On the plus side morning meditation with monks is interesting, grounds of the Sanmaiin temple are gorgeous, atmosphere created by fellow travelers (95% of whom were Japanese pilgrims) more than by monks is sort of inspirational - you can see this is a real thing, not a fake hotel pretending to be a temple. Koyasan as a whole was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Kongo Sammaiin is one of the many temples located in Koyasan. Pros: it’s really beautiful, not only the monastery but especially the gardens. Another good thing is that it’s not located right in the main road but just 3 minutes off it, which means that peace and quiet are guaranteed. Cons: we got an upgraded room with a private... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

KOYASAN , south of osaka, is known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. the town can be accesed only by cable car, and used to be japan's center of temples and monasteries. it is highly reccomended to spend a nigth or two in one of the monasteries who allows it. they provide a traditional... More 

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Address: 425 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $110 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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