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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll compare with Hoon-in, since I stayed at each place consecutive nights. I'll start with dinner, which in terms of dishes served, were identical, almost to a T. Identical except that Hoon-in's was far, far superior in taste and quality. And that's not to say Ekoin's was bad, in fact it was downright tasty. Hoon-in's was just that good. Every...

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the freezing temperature in the mountain and the temple, the shokubo in Ekoin was one of the most meaningful experience I've ever had in Japan. It was a special experience to climb up the mountain in a cable car and hike the overcast and slightly snowy Goya-san in winter. We stayed in a private room, provided with a kotatsu,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You're not in Kansas anymore, and that's the point and a good thing. It's definitely a change and cool thing to experience for a night. I'm not sure how it compares to other temples, but I'm glad I got to spend a day there and get out of my comfort zone with this temple. Bathrooms are shared and the food...

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KL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is steps away from the start of the walk to Okunoin. Rooms are basic but comfortable with shared bath and toilet. There's also an onsen that's a nice end to the day after a day of sightseeing and the cold of the night ceremony tour.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never thought spending a night at a temple would be such a great experience. The temple offered a spacious traditional Japanese room with TV and wifi. Dinner was served at 17.00 and breakfast at 7.30, vegetarian and delicious. Monks came in to our room to serve the meals and make futons for us. Toilets and bathrooms (Japanese hot tub) were...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy my experience at Ekoin temple. The room was really nice and clean. All the monks were really nice and kind. I really suggest to do the night tour (this is the only temple to di that). This temple has also a little but comfortable onsen open until 23.00.

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United States
Reviewed 4 December 2016

After staying in a number of luxury, western style hotels we wanted to get out of the city and experience the Buddhist culture at Koyasan. Ekoin delivered an excellent Royakan and temple stay experience that we will remember for a long time. Our room was basic and traditional -- tatami mats, a nice view to the gardens/courtyard, and no heat....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The room had calming views of the gardens. Staying here is seemingly structured without the regimen feeling overbearing. It was wonderful to finish our dinner, have a bath and then find our futons set for us. The vegan Shojin Ryori meals are superb and the room was quiet. The shared bath facilities are basic but I hardly saw anyone using...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Ekoin Temple offers a reasonably priced stay considering the costs of other accommodation in the area. For ¥12500/night, it was good that meals were included in the total cost as restaurants in the area are few and far between. Sadly, however, the meals weren’t particularly tasty or appealing. All food served is vegetarian, but I was not fussed on any...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. This was perfect. Everything about this location is exactly how we wanted it to be. The beauty of the temple stops you in your tracks. The monks who run the temple are so friendly. The food was amazing. The entire experience was the highlight of two weeks in Japan. Thank you eko in!!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
【History of Ekoin】A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation.【Rooms&Facilities】Rooms feature tatami-mat floors, traditional futon beds and paper sliding screens. They are fitted with an LCD TV and a safe. Bathroom facilities are shared, and the public baths are open only from 4 pm-10 pm daily.【Meals】Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request.【Surroundings】Shukubo Temple is close to other ancient Buddhist buildings such as Kongobu-ji Temple, which is a 10 minute walk. The Ichi-no-Hashi entrance to the ancient Okuno-In Temple is a 3 minute walk away.*Guests can experience group meditation, and they can write Buddhist texts with a brush and ink on scrolls at their room. They can also go hiking in the scenic surroundings of Koya-san Eko-in. The temple has a lounge with a computer corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

Address: 497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $256 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ekoin Temple, Koyasan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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“We got a room that's very near the shared toilet so that's quite convenient for us, with an elderly person and three children.”
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“All rooms have the same quality.”
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“Ask for extra blanket if you go during winter/spring time (Koyosan is pretty cold)”
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“As the toilets and bathing areas are communal, it is a good idea to get the room closest to those amenities.”
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“f you're fussy about shared bathrooms, you may need to book much earlier to get the one room with an en-suite.”
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