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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m still shocked of the way the monks welcomed us. No greeting, not even a word, the only things they worried about was not using extra beds kept in the closet of each room, taking off our shoes before stepping on the “carpet” inside the...More

Thank Adel B
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked our stay here through the Japanese Guest Houses website and our room and experience were fantastic. Beautiful room with lacquered sliding panels and the Japanese bath experience was great. We did notice that there did appeared to be different standards of rooms/packages within...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed April 20, 2018

i was with a small group of 12 women to visit this temple overnight. We had a train ride, a cable car then a bus up a windy road to arrive at our destination. We had time to check in. All our rooms were adjoining...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed January 31, 2018

A small group of expats living in Wakayama spent a weekend here. The staff weren7t overly friendly but we didn't care and enjoyed our stay here. We attended the evening meditation and some attended the morning ceremony. The meals were pretty tasty considering it was...More

Thank Siobhan F
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Rengejoin and had high expectations of a night in a boudhist temple. When we entered we found staff at reception not very friendly and we were shown our room. One of a great number of rooms...... the futons were laid out...More

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Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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Katie C
March 21, 2018|
Response from Siobhan F | Reviewed this property |
quite early, around 7ish I think
Isabelita H
February 4, 2016|
Response from HamishU88 |
Hi Isabelita, It's probably too late for you but you must book through the shukubo association which handles bookings for all of the koya-san temples. Cheers :)
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