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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

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42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 Kyoto Prefecture See on map
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Happiness is a journey, not a destination," said the Buddha. At Shunkoin Temple Guest House in Kyoto, the destination is pretty happy in and of itself. Far from the craziness of Gion or Arashiyama, the Myōshinji temple complex in which Shunkoin Temple Guest House is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had very high hopes on staying in the temple. Sadly it turned out to be a great disappointment. On the plus side, the atmosphere of staying in the temple district was very nice, and one of the staff members was very helpful. On the...More

1  Thank Ben R
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I stayed in Shunkoin to experience the temple life and it was great to wake up with sun rising, doing meditation and having a temple breakfast ( green tea and rice crisps). We worked with a sensei and talked about philosophical issues. It was just...More

1  Thank Nilhan D
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We had a family size room. We found the stay quiet, clean and interesting. The meditation class in English included a lot of additional information and time for questions and answers. The location is not to be beat. Looking out of our room were the...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The temple is located away from the centre which is very nice actually. Walking around it you get to see a bit more of the Japanese everyday life. The temple is inside an area which has many temples, very quite, not very touristy area, really...More

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Shunkoin Temple Guest House "Tetsuryu-Kutsu (the Cave of Enlightened Dragon)"This is the only temple accommodation in Kyoto which offers its services and Zen meditation class in English. Our temple ...More accommodation facility has eight private rooms.Each guest room has a 14.6-suquare-meter bedroom with traditional tatami mats, in which 2 - 3 people can comfortably sleep. Each room also has its own shower room, toilet, heater and air conditioner.The facility has a shared kitchen and dining room. You can make tea, coffee, or basic meals there. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster, and basic appliances.Shunkoin is located in the center of the biggest temple complex in Kyoto so you can enjoy peace and silence even though you are still inside the city of Kyoto. Also, there are three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple) near Shunkoin Temple. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Number of rooms
8
Price range
$40 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Shunkoin Temple Guest House Hotel Kyoto
Location
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
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Room types
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Number of rooms
8
Price range
$40 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Shunkoin Temple Guest House Hotel Kyoto
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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
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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
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April 23, 2017|
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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!!
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"You don't come here for a special room."
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"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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