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A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation, a beautiful garden and free WiFi. A great experience. Staff really lovely and helpful. Food delicious. Garden very pretty and the verandah was an added bonus. Excellent location for the cemetery. Onsen is small but there were never too many people there.
Featuring 1-star accommodation, Koyasan Guest House Tommy is located in Koyasan, 500 metres from Kongobu-ji Temple and 1.4 km from Nyonindo. Very nice place: super comfortable, well located and great owners with lots of good advice! I strongly recommend!!!
Located in Koyasan, within 800 metres of Kongobu-ji Temple and 1.7 km of Nyonindo, Koyasan Shukubo Fudoin provides accommodation with a garden and as well as free private parking for guests who drive.... Our temple stay experience was fantastic! Highlight of our trip! Monks were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful, comfortable and clean, exactly like the photos. The meals served were delicious. Highly highly recommended!
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu is situated in Koyasan, famous as the world headquarters of the Koyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The staffs are very friendly. And this location is good and it’s near to the cemetery. It’s really a good place for solo travelers. And thanks for the owner 良知さん, he gave me a lot of information and help.
Situated within 2.6 km of Kongobu-ji Temple and 2 km of Nyonindo, hachi hachi koyasan features rooms in Koyasan. With a shared bathroom, rooms at the guest house also boast free WiFi. The owner was so helpful in sharing which restaurants were good in the area. He explained about different cuisines from Wakayama which is of real interest to me since they have the most delicious GOMA TOFU. He also suggested hiking routes as well! Everything was really convenient and clean.
Located in Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jokiin offers free private parking. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. We had the most pleasant time at Jokiin. It was a wonderful location, the calmness and tranquility stand out immediately from the arrival. The hosts are very friendly and will do anything to make you feel comfortable during your stay. Jokiin is the perfect place to experience the Buddhist Japan of maybe a century ago.
Located at the heart of Mount Koya, Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin Shukubo offers Japanese-style accommodations in a historical Buddhist temple. I enormously enjoyed the beautiful traditional inner spaces, the serene rock gardens and the pond, the amazing inner and outer onsen. The food was a great experience, one I will never forget for as long as I live; numerous little dishes were served with extreme care and perfectly calculated arrangement, making the whole experience a real ceremony. Staff was friendly and helpful and the whole place sparkling clean.
Located in Koyasan, Koyasan Shukubo Sainanin is a historic temple approximately 1100 years old and located 300 metres from Daimon Gate. All rooms features tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The temple is very nice as well the people. The breakfast and dinner are superb. The guided night tour is very interesting.
Situated in Koyasan, within less than 1 km of Kongobu-ji Temple and a 20-minute walk of Nyonindo, Henjosonin features accommodation with a garden and as well as free private parking for guests who... Beautiful setting, delicious food, and a totally unique experience.
This is a temple lodging, during the winter it's natural that the premises are cold, but the room was very warm. The priest was very helpful, and they helped arrange for transport back to the station.
Koyasan was one of the highlights of Japan for our family. The cable car was out of service so we travelled by bus through deep snow (with no wheel chains) which was a hair raising experience and one we still laugh about today- not laughing at the time!!. We stayed at Jokiin - if you're vegan you will love the budhist food in Koyasan. Jokkin have a male and female hot tub which you walk to via an underground tunnel in winter (very cool). We attended an early morning temple service... the whole experience is wonderful just remember to take winter snow boots/clothes/thermals as its very cold and slippery and normal dress boots are too slippery. Koyasan is one of the prettiest places in Japan in winter.
Not as rustic as you would expect. more like a theme park (with due respect) and five star hotels. Getting there can be complicated business, ensure you allow time for it. Make a good diversion if you have plenty of time in Japan. The town has more gift shops than I had expected.
I loved Koyasan. Great walking around the village on the Wonens Pilgrimage Route and the cemetery is wonderful. I also loved the mausoleum and there are many temples and shrines I would like to visit in the future.
Many temples, the cemetery is very impressive. We expected there to be more nature but it's mostly a small village full of temples. One night was enough for us but since it's quite a hassle to get there (from Kyoto it will take you about 4 hours) it makes sense to book your night before of after Koyasan in a place that's not too far, or just book two nights there.
Quiet, peaceful and beautiful town. Autumn leaves at peak. Friendly, helpful English speaking staff on buses and cable car. Easy to get around. Cemetery in morning light was very interesting. Small museum worth a visit. We didn’t take other walks but the whole area looked lovely. We made a mistake in taking advice from tourist/ticket office in Shin Osaka. In total the trip from there to Koyosan, usingJR, without stopping for anything, takes 5+ hours! The local train is slow and stops for extended periods of time, giving priority to Nankai services. There isn’t much open from early evening so arriving at 6.00 we could not purchase anything. On the return journey the same trip took 2.5 hours using Nankai.
We had high hopes for this temple accommodation in Koyasan, unfortunately it didn't meet our expectations. What's there to like? The quiet, secluded location at a short distance of Koyasans main center. Also, the temple itself is one of the older ones around. The public baths were quit basic but very welcome after a long hike. Our room had a little indoor terrace with two chairs, which was also nice. That's pretty much all the positive things I can come up with. Last, but not least the room featured a brand new washlet/toilet.
The welcome we got from the monk who greeted us was really lovely and he gave us tea and a Japanese cookie. The room was beautiful, very traditional with a view to a little courtyard. The food was very interesting and delicious. It was worth getting up early to listen to the prays. Koyasan is a very beautiful, unearthly place and we loved visiting. Remember that you need to pay in cash when you get there!
It’s our 1st time to spend 2 nights in a temple- with all what it means. The experience was unbelievable. The staff was very nice, the room spacious,clean. The meals- vegetarians as it can be in a Buddhist temple- were various and very tasty. And above all - the location. Can’t be better- in walking distance to all the highlights of Koyasan.
Lovely hosts, great location and nice breakfast. Tommy and his wife make sure their guests are well looked after. He gave us lots of tips of where to go and what to do in Koyasan. He also organized for us to join the morning ritual in a temple so we wouldn’t miss out on this part of the experience. Definitely recommend staying here!
Fantastic location, true to the essence of japan. Having the opportunity to sleep in a temple in a place like koyasan is key to living an authentic experience in japan. Takao helped us a ton and was very very kind (he also speaks some Italian, amazing!)
It’s quite a unique experience staying at an actual buddhist temple and interacting with the monks. You can participate in morning pray, eat a monk”s dinner and sleep japanese style. And the monks at this temple are very kind and friendly.
It exceeds my expectations, room is very spacial with wonderful view. it is more like a temple not only a temple-like hotel. The clothes provided are the ones for monk, while other temple-like hotels offer normal Yukata.
Great experience of sleeping in a Buddhist temple. Experiencing the morning ritual was one of the most unique things we experienced in Japan! The food was really delicious and very well prepared and presented.
Beautiful hotel, great food, but lack of chairs makes its bit challenging for non-Japanese visitors
Perfect location to see all the temples and the entire town of Koyasan
Located just opposite to the Garan, Koyasan’s main temple complex.
Amazing hospitality in a good location. Beautiful room, we thought we were in ryokan.