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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

It is a very reasonable priced accommodation option, given how popular Kyoto is with tourists, and how tight accommodations are. Despite airbnb more common in Japan, it is still rather difficult to navigate through a largely non-English speaking host list and websites. And for what you pay, the size of the room is big, the public bath spacious and clean,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Located up in the mountains in Mount Hiei, I travelled there by bus (1 hour on bus 51 or 57 from Kyoto Bus Station, twice a day only, not available during winter season). For the return trip, they provided a free shuttle bus service (9am, 10.30am and 12pm) from temple to Otsukyo Station (30 minutes), which is 2 stations away... More 

Thank hyseah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were extremely lucky to be the guests of this kaikan up on the peak of Mt. Hi Enryakuji was a buddhist temple which was founded some 1200 years ago. The compound is huge with more than 10 temples spread over endless ground. The quiet retreat can be reached from Kyoto within 45 min by train and cable car. Our... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015

Rarely in life does one get to stay inside the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site. One also expects, when one stays at an hotel associated with a 1,200 year old temple complex, that it might be a bit drafty and uncomfortable. Nothing could be further from the truth. The start was unpromising, actually. We arrived after a vexing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was told that until a few years ago Enryakuji kaikan was only for pilgrims visiting the important temples on Mount Hiei, but now it is open to all visitors and most rooms are very spacious, ours was with two comfortable twin beds, and a tatami area, with futons available for another 4 or 5 people. The room was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a very relaxing stay for one night here and a great night's sleep. It 's a modern hotel block within the temple complex. Staff were very helpful and friendly - one of the receptionists later sought us out to provide more information she'd not given us at check in. Rooms were traditional Japanese style with tatami matting and... More 

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Additional Information about Enryakuji Kaikan

Address: Otsu, Otsu 520-0116, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Price Range: $149 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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