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New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me staying at the Fukuchiin this was a highlight of my visit to Japan. Koya-san is a Buddhist site in Japan with many temples and gorgeous zen gardens. This ryokan had outstanding zen gardens and an onsen with natural spring waters. The room had a toilet but not a private bath, and you sleep on a tatami on the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest I found this accommodation quite uninspiring, while the gardens are beautiful the inside is rather gloomy. We had a room with a private toilet which was nice enough but I was glad I was only staying one night. The Vegetarian food (? vegan) was fairly bland & the breakfast similar to the dinner. We attended the morning...

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Princeton, NJ
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling in Japan for short amount of days and want to be sure to experience an onsen , futon, tatami mats, vegan meal, Buddhist prayer and stay over in koyasan, then this does all of that and you can check it off your list. That said, -vegan meal in temple- If you will be in Kyoto ,...

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Oakland
Reviewed October 17, 2016

My overnight stay at Fukuchi-in was a really enjoyable experience. My room was quiet and comfortable, and the elaborate evening meal was amazing! But what I enjoyed most about Fukuchi-in were the beautiful, well-maintained gardens surrounding the temple. Created by the late modern master Mirei Shigemori, they are one of his last garden installments. and a lovely work of art....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is a very friendly temple with very beautiful grounds. The buildings are surrounded by gardens (both wet gardens and dry gardens). The common rooms have very interesting collections of items (one room had rock specimens, another had traditional arms and armor). The outdoor baths are a little small (room for three maybe four people), but open all the time...

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Stratford Upon Avon
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Me and my parents had a two-room with grade-up shojin food. The guy who checked us in and gave us an introductory tour was fluent in English but we had some communication issue with some of the other staff. In general staff were friendly and helpful. The temple has a lovely, traditional feel but has obviously been adapted to suit...

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

I came to Koya-san for one evening and stayed at Koyasan Onsen Fukuchi-in. I really wanted to do temple lodging, and this one was great. The trip to get here was a little longer than I anticipated (coming from Kyoto it took about 3 hours door to door) However I was happy I made the trip. Koya-san is something that...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Our tour spent one night in this monestary and to be honest it was awful. There was a tour party of 30 of us and no-one got any sleep the "beds" were wafer thin mattresses on the floor which was hard (despite reassurances that the matting made it comfortable). The food was poor I am a vegan so used to...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed August 23, 2016

One of the highlights of our trip was our night in this traditional ryokan in a Buddhist monastery. Beautiful, peaceful grounds...excellent traditional Japanese vegetarian food, picturesque, peaceful onsen...the opportunity to observe the monks' morning services...an unusual and unforgettable experience.

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Nottingham
Reviewed August 23, 2016

A peaceful place to stay, in spite of the number of rooms. The onsen was never busy. The vegetarian meal which is served in your room was delicious. There is a 9pm curfew and you have to be checked out by 9am, but this was no problem.

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Address: 657 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $126 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fukuchiin 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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“Don't get the two-room option because the main section is enough to fit four people so the second room is obsolete.”
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“Upgrade your meal to the highest course. Well worth it.”
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