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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Really good experience. The vegan food is good. The early morning prayers are worth experiencing. The monks have limited English but try to explain a few things. And show you around the temple after the ceremony. In winter make sure you wrap up warm. The corridors are very cold. As is the temple. The rooms are Clean. And have decent...

1Thank Jiten M
Highland, New York
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The monks of this Shukubo were very friendly and helpful. It was one of the best experiences of the trip. The rooms were traditional, comfortable and clean. The food was fantastic and there was so much! The service in the morning was very interesting to see.

1Thank Erica D
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed two nights. The assistance from the monks was just wonderful. We enjoyed the hot baths. The sleeping arrangements are Japanese traditional complete with dressing gowns. The food is vegetarian - very very tasty...but don't rush in...look carefully at the food and the detail of how they prepare it - its a work of art you have before you....

2Thank Barry M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited with my family which includes a 9 month old and a seven year old. The monks at this temple don't speak a lot of English but they were able to give us all of the information we needed and they were very friendly with the kids. The rooms were traditional tatami style with futons and were quite spacious....

Thank dsw252
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited Mt. Koya during a massive thunderstorm that went on all day and night but that only made this place more tranquil and magical. The room we were assigned was fairly huge, plenty of room for all our suitcases and all three futons, a tea table, and drying racks, plus a small clothes cabinet. The monk who greeted us...

1Thank Ctan_writer
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I traveled to Koyasan for the Kechein Kanjo Ceremony and stayed at this temple for the three days I was in Koyasan. Beautifully appointed with painted screens and other artwork, Delicious Shojin Ryori vegitarian temple food. Traditional Japanese rooms with tatami flooring and futon. Friendly monks and priests. Beautiful morning service. The only drawback was that the priests, monks, and...

2Thank housesun90
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Staying the night at this buddhist temple was an amazing experience, from the room to the meals and the ceremony. The hosts were really helpful and kind, and they even gave me an umbrella to take home as it was raining in Koyasan when I checked out. 100% worth it.

1Thank carlosalriols
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed in Daienin only for a night, unfortunately. Koya-san is full of amazing places to visit and every minute there is worth. Please, if you can, plan to stay there at least for two nights! Arriving to the town, in the top of a mountain surrounded by magnificent woods, is half of the pleasure. It seemed complicated to get...

5Thank barcelonaconnection
Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Temple monks greet you at the front gate and take your luggage and shoes. After a brief tour pointing out dining area (dinner & breakfast are included), communal bathing area (segregated by sex), and ceremonial shrine (where you are encouraged, but not required, to attend morning services, they guide you your room. A double set of shoji sliding panels separates...

1Thank Stu S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This temple has a communal eating space with typical style of foods for this area (rice, miso, pickled veg, tofu and sometimes tempura). The Japanese style beds were super comfortable with soft quilts. Pillows- less so! The shared bathrooms were clean. The morning service was 5:50- 7am and two monks were involved with this. They say you can arrive and...

1Thank Letthemeatdust

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Address: 594 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: ₹ 6,275 - ₹ 14,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“Very close to the cemetery. Do take advantage of the hot baths.”
 of 5 bubbles barrym588, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is NOT a Hotel, it is Japanese style temple lodging. Pilgrims delight !”
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 of 5 bubbles housesun90, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a garden room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles barcelonaconnection, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking the gardens are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles pallavi2201, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Second floor isn't so nice -- stairs are steep.”
 of 5 bubbles jennylimmy, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
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