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Located in the sacred Mount Koya area, Yochi-in is a historic temple and an accommodations 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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Free Private Parking Available On Site


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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.
    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.
    Answered on 18 March 2020
  • Hello, what time is curfew? I would like to stay here and attend the cemetery tour that finishes at 9pm, is it possible? Thank you!
    Hello, we appreciate you to watch our temple. Curfew is 9pm. But you want to go the cemetery tour, we close the gate when you come back the tour. And ..
    Answered on 19 October 2022
  • how to access the temple from kyoto?
    There is a direct bus from Kyoto to Koyasan. It starts at 8:10 or 9:20 at kyoto station.
    Answered on 22 October 2022
  • We are two people, but is only a triple room available for our dates. Will you adjust the breakfast and dinner charge to two persons, instead of three..
    We ecommend booking through a booking site other than booking.
    Answered on 2 June 2023
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Amenities of Yochi-in
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Free WiFi
  • Garden
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Baggage storage
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Languages Spoken
    • Japanese
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Yochi-in takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    From 8:00 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.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    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

    Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Yochi-in accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    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 nonsmoking 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Yochi-in 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 5:00 PM 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

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

      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi

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

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

    • Yochi-in is 2,300 feet from the center of Koyasan.

    • Room options at Yochi-in include:

      • Twin
      • Triple
      • Family

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

    • Guests staying at Yochi-in can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Vegetarian