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Enryakuji Kaikan

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27 Jun 2016
“Don't expect too much at the morning pray session”
28 Mar 2016
“Nice and relaxing stay!”
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a very reasonable priced accommodation option, given how popular Kyoto is with tourists, and how tight accommodations are. Despite airbnb more common in Japan, it is still rather difficult to navigate through a largely non-English speaking host list and websites. And for what...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Located up in the mountains in Mount Hiei, I travelled there by bus (1 hour on bus 51 or 57 from Kyoto Bus Station, twice a day only, not available during winter season). For the return trip, they provided a free shuttle bus service (9am,...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were extremely lucky to be the guests of this kaikan up on the peak of Mt. Hi Enryakuji was a buddhist temple which was founded some 1200 years ago. The compound is huge with more than 10 temples spread over endless ground. The quiet...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Rarely in life does one get to stay inside the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site. One also expects, when one stays at an hotel associated with a 1,200 year old temple complex, that it might be a bit drafty and uncomfortable. Nothing could...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

I was told that until a few years ago Enryakuji kaikan was only for pilgrims visiting the important temples on Mount Hiei, but now it is open to all visitors and most rooms are very spacious, ours was with two comfortable twin beds, and a...More

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To reach Mount Hiei and Enryakuji take the JR Kosei Line from Kyoto Station to Hiei-Sakamoto station (15 min.), then take the Sakamoto Cablecar which runs every 30 minutes. To go back to Kyoto we took a bus which left from... More
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