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Located in the sacred Mount Koya area, Yochi-in is a historic temple and an accommodation for visitors. Just to the left of entering sanmon gate, there is a stone garden created by the famous Mirei Shigemori and designated a natural monument by the Japanese government.

Guests can experience temple activities such as meditation, sutra copying and tracing of Buddhist deities at an additional charge, if reserved in advance. Guests can also participate in morning prayers, which do not require reservation.

All rooms at Yochi-in are Japanese-style and feature tatami (woven-straw) floors. Traditional futon bedding, a TV, fan and heater are provided. Bathroom and toilet are shared with other guests. The spacious public baths feature a hot tub. On-site luggage storage is available.

Guests with reservations that include a meal can enjoy delicately prepared homemade vegetarian meals featuring seasonal dishes. Convenience stores are located within a 3-minute walking distance from the property.

It is a 10-minute walk from the famous Kongobuji Temple. Guests can visit the Buddhist temple, Danjogaran, just a 3-minute walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Yochi-in has been welcoming guests since 24 Jun 2013.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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Free private parking available on-site

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About Yochi-in

Welcoming guests since 24 Jun 2013

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  • Are there gluten free options with the breakfast and diner? Also, is having tattoos an issue for entering the bath area?

    We can deal with gruten free. We don't mind our guest's tattoos.

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    Answered on 7 January 2020
  • Hi. Do we need to reserve temple activities in advance? We check-in on Sunday March 22nd. Thank you, Nick Gissing

    Everybody can join our morning celemony, it costs free. You can reserve Shakyo and Shabutsu after check-in.

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    Answered on 18 March 2020
  • I have many food allergies, (can cause death) including eggs, all kind of nuts and fish. Will the meal be OK for me to eat?

    Our food is only vegetable.

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    Answered on 18 February 2020
  • Konnichiwa! Is the breakfast vegetarian? Is it included in the price? Could you tell me, how to reach to your temple from Umeda station? Thank you!

    Breakfast is also vegetarian but not always included depend on your plan. If you'd like to have one, as well as dinner, please make sure your reservation plan. From Umeda Station, take the subway to Namba and change trains to Nankai Koya Line.

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    Answered on 10 February 2021
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kongobu-ji Temple
    0.3 miles
  • Nyonindo
    0.6 miles
  • Niukanshobu Shrine
    6 miles
  • Jison-in Temple
    6 miles
  • Kokawa-dera Temple
    11 miles
Public transport
  • Train Koyasan Station
    1.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Kansai International Airport
    24.7 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    35.5 miles
  • Shirahama Airport
    39.9 miles
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Facilities of Yochi-in
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Media & Technology
  • TV
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Luggage storage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
Languages spoken
  • Japanese
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15:00 - 17:00


08:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

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Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note, this property is a temple and guests must check-in by 17:00. Please notify the property if guests plan to arrive after this check-in time. Please update the property if guest's expected arrival time changes.

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- Please inform the property in advance if guests have any food allergies or dietary needs. Please contact the property through the special requests box at the time of booking. Please note, the property may not be able to fulfill some requests.
- Please note, meal requests cannot be accommodated at check-in.

- Please note that some rooms do not have a lock (a safety deposit box is available in all rooms).
- Please note this is strictly a non-smoking property. There is a designated smoking area on site.
- The property has a curfew at 21:00. Please note, the curfew is 20:00 during the winter season from early December until mid March.
- Please note, the on-site public bath is available until 21:00. During the winter season from early December until mid March, there is a smaller bath that is available until 20:00.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

Guests must check in by 17:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

License number: 髙保第1267号

FAQs about Yochi-in

  • Check-in at Yochi-in is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Yochi-in offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi

  • Room options at Yochi-in include:

    • Twin
    • Triple

  • Guests staying at Yochi-in can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian

  • The prices at Yochi-in may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Yochi-in (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Yochi-in is 750 yards from the centre of Koyasan.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Yochi-in on this page.