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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I really enjoy my experience at Ekoin temple. The room was really nice and clean. All the monks were really nice and kind. I really suggest to do the night tour (this is the only temple to di that). This temple has also a little but comfortable onsen open until 23.00.

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United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After staying in a number of luxury, western style hotels we wanted to get out of the city and experience the Buddhist culture at Koyasan. Ekoin delivered an excellent Royakan and temple stay experience that we will remember for a long time. Our room was basic and traditional -- tatami mats, a nice view to the gardens/courtyard, and no heat....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The room had calming views of the gardens. Staying here is seemingly structured without the regimen feeling overbearing. It was wonderful to finish our dinner, have a bath and then find our futons set for us. The vegan Shojin Ryori meals are superb and the room was quiet. The shared bath facilities are basic but I hardly saw anyone using...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ekoin Temple offers a reasonably priced stay considering the costs of other accommodation in the area. For ¥12500/night, it was good that meals were included in the total cost as restaurants in the area are few and far between. Sadly, however, the meals weren’t particularly tasty or appealing. All food served is vegetarian, but I was not fussed on any...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This was perfect. Everything about this location is exactly how we wanted it to be. The beauty of the temple stops you in your tracks. The monks who run the temple are so friendly. The food was amazing. The entire experience was the highlight of two weeks in Japan. Thank you eko in!!

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Koyasan and temple stay is a must if you time and budget allow. The area is beautiful. Ekoin is an easy and helpful temple to stay at. The experience is very curated. The staff speaks great English and there are volunteers from around the world who may help staff things.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ekoin for one night after having travelled around Japan for 3 weeks. It takes few modes of transport to get to Koyasan itself but once you're there it's well worth the effort. Ekoin was one of many shukubo in the area (a temple that also offers accommodation)but it stood out for us when we booked it because...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Going to Koya-San is in itself a highlight of a trip to Kansai region. This temple to stay in was really nice, the night time walk through the famous cemetary was amazing and our guide friendly and informative. The morning meditation and fire ceremony are special. We were in a room at the top and back. Sleeping on the floor,...

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Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a place. Beautiful Temple in the mountains. Room was very spacious with everything you need including TV. The Monks were so accommodating and couldn't do enough for you. We would recommend the night walk to the graveyard that is organised by the Temple. One of the most peaceful experiences I have every had. Crawford family

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Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Ekoin as it was part of a tour I took in Japan. To be honest, I didn't know anything about Koyasan as apparently it is not a very known destination. The hotel is very well located. You can walk anywhere in Koyasan. The monks that take care of the hotel are very kind and willing to serve...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $203 - $437 (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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“All rooms have the same quality.”
 of 5 bubbles hauro-no, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for extra blanket if you go during winter/spring time (Koyosan is pretty cold)”
 of 5 bubbles 911serenag, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“As the toilets and bathing areas are communal, it is a good idea to get the room closest to those amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles khandallah2015, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“f you're fussy about shared bathrooms, you may need to book much earlier to get the one room with an en-suite.”
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“Choose a room facing the temple gardens”
 of 5 bubbles Indranil2u, Jun 3, 2015 | Read review
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