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Koyasan Guest House Kokuu

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ryochi and his team made us feel very welcome and at home. The map and quick 101 of the area was really helpful. There are a couple of eateries a few minutes walk away that are open after 5pm, unlike most of the town that closes before 5pm. The shared facilities were adequate and kept very clean. Having hot drinking...

Thank Selina T
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Location: We hired a car and drove from Osaka to Kokuu which turned out to be a great choice. The alternative is to take the train, cable-car and taxi/bus which is probably more scenic. Room: We got the double room. There's​ only one, so book early if you want it. It's the closest to the lounge so can be noisy...

Thank Tom B
Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Kokuu is absolutely perfect for solo travelers wanting to experience Koyasan! Everywhere else in the area is quite expensive and a lot of the ryokan's don't accept single bookings. The location is great because of the easy access to the main bus terminal but these buses terminate quite early. It only takes 15-20 mins to walk into town. I walked...

Thank emphuket
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located near bus stop and walking distance from everything. Beautiful private bedrooms with heaps of space. Nice clean showers and toilets. Very warm common area and beds! Two mins walk from two cute restaurants. Would recommend tonkatsu-tei for the fried pork

1Thank bridget9313
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good location, close to bus stop and next to cemetery. Nicely designed and functional building. Pleasant common area. Wonderful staff. Very good food served (both breakfast and dinner were excellent and good value). Capsule bed was spacious enough. Clean toilets and showers. Guests were all nice and well-behaved, and it was mostly quiet after 10pm since most guests were getting...

Thank IWanderAr0und
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed here for one night while visiting Koysan. Like other reviewers we wanted to avoid the cost of a temple stay. We stayed in the cubes (we each had one). They were more spacious then I had imagined with some room for small luggage and hooks for clothes. The beds were comfortable. We stayed on the side by the...

Thank Valerie C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The first 15 minutes on your arrival tell you all you need to know and how good this place is. Ryochi the host ran through all the attractions, best times to visit, best vegetarian places to eat, walking trails, return train times. You name it, he knew it. His map and info was our tour guide, and we had a...

1Thank 9to5explorer
Bogor, Indonesia
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy Koyasan without staying at the expensive temple lodge, this I believe is the only option. At hal fthe price you can get a nice simple and clean guest house near Okunoin Pros: - Cheap for the area - Free tea - Very informative staff. One the staff, an Italian, immediately help with my itinary for...

Thank Firman N
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The Koyasan Guest House is located at the West end of the mountain. We arrived in Koyasan on a cable car on the Eastside. There are public buses that is in sun with the arrival and departure of the cable car from/to Namba station , Osaka. It's certainly the best looking guest house/ hostel we have stayed at. The photos...

Thank patrickph
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you think staying in a tempel in koya-san is to expensive, than kokuu is a good alternative. Still it's a lot of money for a capsule room. But the place is nice, has good food, good location and this way you as a backpacker can still enjoy the beautiful koya-san.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Koyasan is historically regarded as one of the most sacred mountains in Japan.In particular, it is a holy ground representing the Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism,with a history dating back twelve hundred years. Rich in history and culture,Koyasan is a very spiritual place for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.It is a very beautiful place, and is worth visiting whilst traveling in Japan.The first guest house in Koyasan (Koyasan guesthouse) has recently opened,allowing backpackers to stay in this area at an affordable price. ... more   less 

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Address: 49-43 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $90 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“They have 'pods' and rooms...choose your preference.”
ThrutheSky, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the private room.”
543bn, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs capture for more headroom.”
marieam_liev, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Try staying in a pod as they are a really unique experience”
JohnandAllie2015, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Comfortable location from bus stop. Warm and comfortable bad.”
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