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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two nights at Shunkoin. The accommodations were amazing. Lots of space and our own private bathroom. Do not use Google Maps to locate the temple! Follow the directions the temple gives you. The customer service was great. They gave us a map of local...More

1  Thank Nikki S
Reviewed January 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Shunkoin Temple Guest House for one night and took the zen meditation class the next morning. The guest house was alright, nothing special. The accommodations in the room were pretty basic. The pillows provided are more of a...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

I stayed one night here. Friendly & efficient welcome. Room was excellent - great ensuite facilities & it was handy to have a desk in the room. Nice crisp white bed linen & towels. A well equipped kitchen. My only issue was the relatively loud...More

2  Thank SuzanneC123
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We stayed at Shunkoin for a week, and was very happy with everything. It was wonderful to live in such a peaceful place for a long time. The room was perfect, with traditional Japanese beds and private bath and shower. The shared kitchen was really...More

1  Thank Klara S
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We went here for the Zen meditation class with the group. The prices were ¥1500 or ¥2500 for the class and the tour. I tried to pay ¥1500 at the beginning but was told you pay after. we went through the class which was not...More

4  Thank Mindy K
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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air Conditioning
Price range
$42 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$42 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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June 16, 2017|
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Response from dorifuta | Reviewed this property |
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport... More
Tony T
April 23, 2017|
Response from Quinn W | Reviewed this property |
Hey, Tony! My guidebook recommended emailing them, and that worked perfectly for me. You can look up their website and email address. The staff were very helpful and responded promptly. Enjoy your stay!!
Room Tips
"We had the rooms at ground level in the old building and they were excellent."
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"Second floor avoids noisy neighbors upstairs. One room on the second floor is nearest to the common room."
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"Reserve well in advance, as sometimes large groups stay here."
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"Stay on the upper floor if you can to avoid noisy guests stomping above you."
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