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Two Night Stay

Yes, this is a temple, but they actually have rooms and you can stay. It was a very unique... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
London, United Kingdom
5 for the Experience

Note this is a temple but you can spend the night. I wish I had done this when I was 25 or 30, not... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Yes, this is a temple, but they actually have rooms and you can stay. It was a very unique experience. The monks are very friendly and helpful. The location is central for seeing all of the sites. And the rooms are huge and absolutely beautiful....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Note this is a temple but you can spend the night. I wish I had done this when I was 25 or 30, not 70. Staying in a traditional Japanese room means spending a lot of time on the floor and getting up. However, the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

One of only 3 original temples in Koyasan which gives a unique experience. Lovely dinner and breakfast. We attended the ceremony at 6.30am which was very interesting and a must do, although be prepared for cold temperatures in winter.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Phil437
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Well preserved building. Our room had a full garden and terrace to itself. Was stunning. Food was some of the best we had in Japan. The people working there were very kind and made every attempt to make us feel at home and showed us...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank rthom
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were very happy with our stay at Hojoin in Koyasan. Our room was beautiful, with hot tea, yukatas and slippers ready when we arrived. The onsen is well kept and nice. The dinner was wonderful. We ate in a beautiful and big tatami room,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Svadilfarinn
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I stayed at this temple last night. The temple is about 10 minutes walk from the bus stop very near to Da Ran complex. The room is simple and clean with yukata and slipper put out at front door,you could leave the luggage there and...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank yta155032
Reviewed 21 October 2014

At the time of this review, Hojoin had just opened its doors to foreign guests. It's not as established as some of the other monastery lodgings (i.e. - less instructions in English), but that adds to the charm. The two monks who run the place...More

Date of experience: October 2014
7  Thank chapati22
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