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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our spacious room overlooked the courtyard/garden area. As it was nearing Spring, we loved the warmth from the kotatsu in the room (basically a coffee table with a blanket and heaters underneath!). It was quiet at night with dinner and breakfast served in our rooms. The young monks were hospitable, carrying our heavy suitcases up and down for us. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great one night stay! Was the highlight of our trip! However I wouldnt recommend staying more than one night in Ekoin or Koyasan. Buddhist ceremonies were beautiful and authentic. The room and Ekoin grounds were serene. The meals were Vegan and they were generous with the amount provided, but not really to my taste. One negative is that despite checkout... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting stay for one night with the meditation session in the afternoon and prayers and fire ceremony (don't mention this to your H&S colleagues) early the next morning. Plus self directed copying of a Buddhist text. Our room for 4 people had tatami mats, and a balcony overlooking the small but peaceful gardens. Separate shared toilets (Japanese and western) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my 12 year old son and we loved our stay. The room and grounds were very serene, and the proximity to the cemetery can't be beat. The Buddhist ceremonies were beautiful and authentic - granted, we were there during oban week so it was packed with Japanese families. We especially enjoyed the night tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite a trek to get to Koyasan, but once we arrived at our temple accommodation we realised we were in for a treat. Greeted by a friendly monk, we were shown to our room at the far end of the temple complex. We were sat down and our host went through the itinerary for our stay, we chose to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying in this temple. It's peaceful and tranquil, beautiful gardens, friendly and helpful monks. Night tour of the cemetery by one of the monks is highly recommended (but not always available so if its on, go for it!). The best part is the vegetarian food also known as shojin ryori. I read a review where someone said the food... More 

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Thank Aeris S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

They take a fortune for a very fake temple experience. Food is absolutely horrible (I know what good vegetarian temple food can be). The rooms are nice but nothing special, except if you never experienced a tatami room with a futon. On the upside they are friendly but that does NOT justify the extraordinary price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Spotlessly clean, fresh and generous amounts of traditional vegetarian food and warm and welcoming hosts - Ekoin is a beautiful Buddhist temple where one can stay and experience local Monk life. Bathrooms/showering facilities are traditional Japanese and communal so shyness does not work here! Sleeping is on the floor , but rooms are spacious and very comfortable. You'll have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This temple is a gem in the middle of Koya-San. My experience was way above my expectations. The rooms are so finely decorated and elegant and clean. The bath very very clean and no problem with the shares bathroom. The food is another adventure per se. Simply delicious, try everything do not ask, and it is a lot! Breakfast as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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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: $225 - $472 (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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