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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. This experience has been amazing. It was such a spiritual place and to our surprise most of the people spoke English (which is quite rare in Japan). The morning ceremony was very Zen, peaceful and calming and the monks were very friendly, they also give English explanation later. It's in the middle of the Koya-San city very close to all the main sites and bus stops so it's very very convenient.
A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodations, a beautiful garden and free WiFi. An exeptional experiance. Recommended !!
Koyasan Guest House Tommy is located in Koyasan, a 17-minute walk from Nyonindo. The 1-star guesthouse has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Lovely accommodations, centrally located, clean & comfy room, and really warm and friendly hosts. Much better than my temple stay.
Featuring a garden, Koyasan Shukubo Fudoin is located in Koyasan in the Wakayama region, a 20-minute walk from Nyonindo. This 3-star ryokan offers luggage storage space. Dinner and breakfast was just to die for! Morning ritual Onsen
Koyasan Guest house Kokuu is located in Koyasan, famous as the world headquarters of the Koyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Very unique! It was a new experience for me!
Located at the heart of Mount Koya, Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin Shukubo offers Japanese-style accommodations in a historical Buddhist temple. Excellent dîner and breakfast and there was a carbonated onsen
Located in Hashimoto, Yadori Onsen Iyashinoyu has accommodations with free WiFi, mountain views, and access to a hot spring bath. Everything- it was very clean, the breakfast tasty and the staff- WOW. We reached the Hashimoto station at 11 pm... due to a very long delay in Xiamen CHina. The manager waited for us and took us to the hotel- a drive of 30 minutes, a mountain road full of curves that 2 cars can’t pass... and in the morning some other driver from the staff brought us to our next stop in Koyasan. I don’t think that there are many like them.
Tamayura no Sato offers accommodations in Kimino. Sakai is 27 mi away. All units are air conditioned and include a seating area. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a fridge and stovetop.
Newly opening in March 2014, Hotel Route Inn Hashimoto offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and is located a 6-minute drive from JR Hashimoto Train Station. Spotless room and bathroom! Hotel is very impressive with beautiful entrance and lobby and very courteous staff. Best breakfast buffet! It was a wonderful experience to stay there.
Hotel Nosegawa is offering accommodations in Nosegawa. Each guest at the 2-star property can enjoy river views from the rooms, and has access to a hot spring bath. Dinner and breakfast were fabulous and we were served in a dining room that had chairs (oh joy!). The staff were great and we were given a ride back to the Kohechi in the morning. I'd stay here again.
I spent two nights at Koyasan. For people interested in esoteric Buddhism and ancient temple architecture, this place is memorable, one-of-a-kind. If staying on the West side, it's best not to stay too far from the intersection since bus service is infrequent. This side has the museum, a lower priority if time is limited, Kongobuji head temple, and an important temple complex which includes the red pagoda, Konpon Daito, and many interesting buildings. The East side has the Okunoin cemetery and the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi which are a good walk and worth it!
Koyasan is the peaceful place of the world. I am inspired by my friend's trip. It was an accidental trip of him, during he was in a flight going to Japan, he saw a leaflet about Koyasan and curious to know what is Koyasan, then he decided to change his trip immediately to visit Koyasan instead. I got a card from OKUNOIN a drawing of KUKAI a master of Buddhist Shiren, i am very appreciated, When I read his review and listened to his story and try to imagine how's peaceful and wonderland, and we plan to visit together. This place is a miracle place, not everybody can reach here, 2 years later that I plan to visit here, but this trip I have to come alone because he was busy. I was very serious how could I travel alone at a place that I've never been and also Ryokan there are full and flights were expensive at that Time. A night before all reservation, I beg to KUKAI for my attention visiting Koyasan, then tomorrow morning my reservation of flight and Ryokan is complete with sharp price. It was an alone trip and it was my first time travelling alone. I was nervous until i arrived, oh my god unbelievable I felt " I am home." It is very good experience of travel, and I will visit Koyasan again soon.
A very special experience, if you are interested in this type of travel experience! No beds tatami matts with mattres and a comforter. Simple living !The hikes and points of interest like temples and cemetery are very powerful. Not to mention a Redwood forest!
‘temple lodgings’ with no facilities or amenities might be OK for $50 a night but when Saizenin charges $260, off season, for a single - that’s a dreadful ripoff. Ridiculous that you are not allowed to use the showers in the morning before departure. There is no Onsen on site - even though Booking.com shows timings for its use. So have demanded refund.
Favorite spots would be the temple lodging, lantern hall, museum, and the old historical temples in Koyasan. Food in the temple was amazingly delicious. There was a Japanese confectionary shop nearby Daimon gate, the red bean soft rice cakes were tasty. The red bean aroma could be smelled from outside. The bus route in Koyasan is pretty simple and explanatory. For activities, I would suggest cemetery night tour and the museum.
We were here only one night. Shame. We missed the Cemetery by daylight, only in the evening. That was dark :) Due to the damage of the cyclone the traveling took more time. The village was interesting. The atmosphere on the streets quite sober. Hardly any places to have dinner. But we were warned about that so we had dinner in the temple. The old trees were great to see, and the temple places. very impressive.
7.8 Good 970 reviews
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.
8.6 Excellent 696 reviews
Interesting trip, you get to stay in the temple for the night, bath in an onsen and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. In the morning you can assist to the prayer, an enlightening experience. The facilities are clean. There’s public bathroom and onsen (1 per genre). Family Mart less than 5 minutes from the temple, in case you don’t order meals from the temple. Temple close to points of interest, 500 m from the center of the town (Koyasan is small). Just in front of a bus stop to/from Koyasan station.
9.2 Awesome 261 reviews
Great overnight stay with the monks at this traditional Buddhist temple. The staff were extremely hospitable and spoke English well enough. The meals were superb and the food was plentiful. Really enjoyed the traditional Japanese experience of futon sleeping and the onsen, along with the early morning prayers. A bit of a trek to get there from Kyoto but worth it!
9.0 Awesome 1,103 reviews
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.
8.9 Excellent 594 reviews
The staff is superb and the vegan food is really good. It is super quiet and we had a very beautiful view in our room to the Japanese garden. The onsen, despite being public, is really good and clean. Totally recommend. Rooms are really beautiful and it’s very central in koyasan.
8.7 Excellent 853 reviews
The Ryokan is inside a shrine complex in the historic town of Koyasan. Location and atmosphere are great. Comes with vegetarian Japanese dinner and breakfast which were both great. In the morning there is a sunrise ceremony open to the guests.
7.5 Good 1,552 reviews
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.
9.0 Awesome 1,295 reviews
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.
8.2 Very Good 1,203 reviews
Arguably The most beautiful temple of Koyasan for the gardens, the small lake with carps, and the amazing hot bath, Onsen and rotenburo (open-air onsen).
9.4 Awesome 299 reviews
Feel like at home. Great people and room. Highly recommend. We get a family room with bath. Breakfast was perfect, best in the Koyasan!
9.3 Awesome 322 reviews
Perfect location to see all the temples and the entire town of Koyasan
8.8 Excellent 689 reviews
Located just opposite to the Garan, Koyasan’s main temple complex.
8.8 Excellent 927 reviews
Amazing experience. If you stay anywhere in Koyasan, stay here.
8.6 Excellent 180 reviews
The room was comfortable, clean and cozy. The staff was vert accommodating. We enjoyed our stay. Location was great!
8.2 Very Good 196 reviews
Beautiful setting, delicious food, and a totally unique experience.