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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place. The vegetarian food that they served just out of this world. Will definitely come back again just for that. The view from our room was amazing. Was a bit worry about the lack of bathroom facility in the room but there are heaps of toilet and they were really clean.

Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a magical stay. High in the mountain fresh air. Beautiful gardens and scenery. The building itself was gorgeous with fantastic artwork throughout. The staff were so friendly and lovely. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. The futon was comfy - we even had a memory foam mattress. And waking up to the view of the surrounding gardens and mountains was spectacular.

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2  Thank Fitzcarraldogo
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Spending a night at Jimyo-in was an experience of a different world. In spring it was cold - we were glad of the heater under the table and the kerosene heater for the room. Definitely chilly heading down the corridor to the shared bathrooms. However, it was wonderful staying in such a tranquil, beautiful and traditional environment.
Your food is served in your room and is a vegetarian (vegan?) spread, served on raised trays. Up early in the morning for prayers before breakfast.
Koya-san is slightly complicated to get to, but well worth the effort and we definitely enjoyed our night at Jimyo-in.

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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2  Thank pHzahBKr
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here a few days ago and enjoyed the entire visit. My family spent one night and the temple is easy to access near to the number 8 bus stop. During our visit there were very few other guests (mid-week). There are a few monks who speak English and a few who only speak Japanese. The room was large and had a nice view of the garden. The food was good and when I asked the monk what the food was he did explain it all. They did hold our luggage after we checked out. The rooms do have air conditioning. The rooms don't have bathrooms and the shared bathrooms were clean.

We did attend morning prayers and they lasted about 30 minutes and were conducted by two priests. They did ask that you show up at 6:20 to attend the prayers. When we got back to our room our breakfast was waiting. Breakfast and dinner are served to you in your room.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had stayed at another temple in Koyasan prior to coming to Jimyoin. They were priced very similarly. In comparison, the rooms in Jimyoin were larger and they provided a nice balcony sitting space with garden views. You were also provided with full sized towels along with the modesty towels.

The meals were served in the privacy of the room rather than communal dining. The food quality was similar at both temples and consisted of the usual tofu, miso, rice and pickled veg. The beds were average in terms of being comfortable and the pillows small and hard.

The morning prayer service ran from 6:30-7am and this was done by one monk. Like everything else, it was also very similar to the neighbouring temple (although the other had two monks and ran for an hour).

Overall, I do not think there is a huge difference in experience in temples based on trying two. If you were staying more than one night- I would recommend trying different temples as it was fun to see how these operated so similarly!

Whilst you stay in the temple, other than my own reading I did (books provided in room), just by being there, I did not really learn much about the daily life of a monk. It would be great if the temples ran information sessions or Q/A sessions…. more information in English would be fabulous (for those who cannot master Japanese)!

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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