The accommodations facility of Gyokuzoin Temple features a hot public bath. The hotel is located in Mount Shigisan and houses a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. Parking is available at extra charge. WiFi is available in all guest rooms. Basic Japanese-style rooms overlook the temple compound, and feature a tatami (woven mat) floor, on which traditional futon bedding is spread to sleep in. They are fitted with air conditioning and a safe. Guests at Gyokuzoin can experience the tranquil temple environment, or they can go sightseeing and afterwards slowly unwind in the spacious hot bath. Japanese dishes featuring local specialties are served at the guest room or in the banquet hall. For dinner, guests can choose from a traditional multi-course meal or traditional vegetarian dishes. Gyokuzoin is a 4-minute walk from the Shigisan Onsen Hot Spring and a 15-minute drive from Horyu-ji Temple. JR Oji Station is a 15-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Heguri
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  • Parker
    United States of America United States of America
    Staying here was a wonderful experience for our family, including 3 kids, ages 10, 15, 17. The location was magical and serene, the food delicious and unique. Wish we could have stayed longer to participate in more of the educational...
  • W
    United States of America United States of America
    The place was super clean and spacious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dinner and breakfast were delicious and well arranged. The surroundings of the place we stayed were very beautiful and good for hiking.
  • Taylor
    United States of America United States of America
    It was so peaceful and the food was surprisingly wonderful. The morning prayer was such a learning experience. We took an evening walk that was special.

Host Info

Host Review Score

This accommodation is located in a temple. You can join in Buddhist rituals in the morning, and experience Buddhist practices if you want.
Languages spoken: German,English,Japanese

Area info

Amenities of Gyokuzoin
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Temporary art galleries
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs ¥500 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public Bath
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Japanese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Gyokuzoin takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM

Damage policy

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to JPY 15000 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests using a car navigation system are advised to search for Shigisan Kanko Hotel instead of the property name Gyokuzoin to locate the property. The property's parking is located close to Shigisan Kanko Hotel.

Please note that there is no train to Shigisanguchi Station after 18:00. Please go to JR Oji Station, which is a 15-minute taxi ride from the property. If you are traveling from Nara, Osaka or Kyoto areas, JR Oji Station is the most convenient station to reach the property.

The hotel has a curfew at 22:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the hotel after this time.

The bath house is open until 22:00. Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

To eat breakfast and/or dinner at the property, a reservation must be made in advance. (Charges apply)

Guests with a dinner-inclusive plan must notify the property of their preference between a traditional multi-course meal and a traditional vegetarian meal in the Special Request box at time of booking. If the property is not notified, the vegetarian meal will be served.

Please note that the closest restaurant is a 20-minute drive away.

Please inform Gyokuzoin of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests must check in by 18:00:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to ¥15,000 after check-out, according to this property's <a target="_blank" href="">Damage Policy</a>.

FAQs about Gyokuzoin

  • Check-in at Gyokuzoin is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Gyokuzoin may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Gyokuzoin is 2.5 miles from the center of Heguri. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Gyokuzoin offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Public Bath

  • Yes, Gyokuzoin is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Gyokuzoin include:

    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Single
    • Quad
    • Twin/Double