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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. Truly a one of a kind experience that you won’t soon forget. The staff was so accommodating and friendly, the morning prayer service was fascinating and the location is central to everything you want to see in Koya-San.
Fumonin is located in Koyasan, an 11-minute walk from Nyonindo, and has a garden and a shared lounge. Guests at the ryokan can enjoy a vegetarian breakfast. Very interesting experience! The property is a buddhist monastery with an amazing garden (where you cannot unfortunately go). In the morning you can come and listen to a morning prayer by the monks. The food served for dinner and breakfast is vegetarian and quite delicious, the room was a traditional ryokan-style one. There is also a traditional hot tub bath, however it is separate for men and women.
Open from 2017 and located in Mount Koya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zoufukuin offers a traditional Japanese-style accommodations housed within a Buddhist temple. The temple was very nice and offered what felt like an authentic Japanese experience. The room looked great, the garden was nice and the breakfast and dinner were amazing.
Located at the heart of Mount Koya, Sojiin offers Japanese-style accommodations in a Buddhist temple. Vegan meals are served for dinner and breakfast. The gardens, the room, the peaceful atmosphere, the food. The morning prayer that was followed by a sermon by the high priest in Japanese, but there was a written page in English for explanations.
Beautiful. A great change of pace from the big cities I had visited along my trip through Japan. It feels far away but it still easily accessible by rail lines in Osaka, the trip taking about two hours each way. I would definitely recommend staying for at least one night, and taking one full day to explore the town, notable for its many temples, historic sites, and Okunoin Cemetery. Would highly recommend doing a temple stay, and having your meals included. Getting around Koyasan is easy - Without stopping, you could walk the length of the town in an hour. There are bus lines that run pretty frequently up and down the length of the town however, and you cannot walk to and from the cable car station so be sure to have yen on hand for fare. I would recommend taking the morning to hike part of a pilgrimage route, and going to Okunoin in early morning.
A beautiful, serene and holy environment enshrouds this place. In the early mornings and evenings, you can explore a number of places without seeing more than a handful of other travelers. The word most people I met used was “tranquil” when they described their visit.
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.
7.8 Good 948 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 691 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 284 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 1,124 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 599 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 873 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 1,563 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 1,344 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 1,184 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 322 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 354 reviews
Perfect location to see all the temples and the entire town of Koyasan
8.8 Excellent 726 reviews
Located just opposite to the Garan, Koyasan’s main temple complex.
8.8 Excellent 940 reviews
Amazing experience. If you stay anywhere in Koyasan, stay here.