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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a beautiful place. Arrived slightly early and nothing was too much trouble for these monks . They were so accommodating. Our room was very spacious with tea and a sweet treat waiting. The night tour of the cemetery is not be be missed ... Fantastic although I'd recommend repeating it in the morning and be at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not comparing this review with other hotels. I was highly satisfied during my one. Ight stay in Ekoin Temple. Facility is in a great condition, nothing is worn out and has the Japanese excellence, at the entrance responsible people are welcoming you, tpbringing your luggage to your room and sharing accommodation rules explicitely. They have acceptable English communication... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shukubo is a large number of guest rooms built around the small Buddhist temple. I was expecting it to be a working temple with monks in their orange robes attending to their routines, however, it is more of a Disneyland temple for visitor shows. The monks are young men in their teens or early 20s wearing tshirts and trackpants.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night here as a family. I chose Ekoin after reading a lot of reviews and decided this was the "safe" choice as it seemed more oriented to foreign tourists than some of the others. It was a good choice in that regard, but having seen some of the other temples which accept visitors, I would be tempted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was to only stay an night in Koyasan and after a bit of Google search I decided to stay 3 nights and as a keen amateur photograph, I'm very glad I did. The town in itself is of amazing riches especially the main temples but to stay in the Ekoin temple was a privilege in itself, situated very close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great cultural experience. Monks were very friendly and spoke decent English. They common bathing I send were clean and easy to use. Food was simple yet good. Fire ceremony in the morning was interesting to watch. Night cemetery tour was very informative--would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Ekoin Temple is located in Mt Koyasan. We arrived early and left our luggage at the temple for safe keeping. There were friendly English speaking monks at the temple. Vegetarian dinner and breakfast were served in our room. Beer and sake to go with the meal is available upon request. Futon beds were laid on the tatami floors. Toilet is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Little basic accommodation but you can really enjoy the traditional Japanese style sleeping on tatami. Bathroom and toilets are not in the room but on the floor, wi-fi works well and you can enjoy traditional spa and Buddhist ceremony. Breakfast and dinner is very traditional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Eko-in is the only Koya-san monastery we’ve stayed in, so we can’t compare it to any of the others. But we can say Eko-in exceeded our expectations; our two-night stay was a memorable and rewarding experience. Eko-in’s greatest strengths, as far as we were concerned, were its friendly, helpful, energetic, English-speaking staff — mostly young monks— and its daily round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Great to get a break from Kyoto and Osaka at this peaceful temple lodging. Definitely do the evening tour of okonoin and revisit in the morning after to get a full view. Also the fire ceremony and morning prayers are a contemplative start to the day. The vegetarian food is great but you might want to take some top up... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
【History of Ekoin】A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation.【Rooms&Facilities】Rooms feature tatami-mat floors, traditional futon beds and paper sliding screens. They are fitted with an LCD TV and a safe. Bathroom facilities are shared, and the public baths are open only from 4 pm-10 pm daily.【Meals】Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request.【Surroundings】Shukubo Temple is close to other ancient Buddhist buildings such as Kongobu-ji Temple, which is a 10 minute walk. The Ichi-no-Hashi entrance to the ancient Okuno-In Temple is a 3 minute walk away.*Guests can experience group meditation, and they can write Buddhist texts with a brush and ink on scrolls at their room. They can also go hiking in the scenic surroundings of Koya-san Eko-in. The temple has a lounge with a computer corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

Address: 497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $221 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ekoin Temple, Koyasan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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