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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved staying here. We had an 8 mat tatami room and really enjoyed it. At check in we were given a thorough tour of the place and everything was explained. We had the dinner and breakfast which were both excellent. The communal baths are clean and the outside option is a recommendation. I must confess some frustration at reading...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a temple living experience, look no further. Be sure to join the Shokyu class in the evening and the prayers and meditation in the morning - it's all part of the experience. If you are not interested in these, you would better off staying in hotel and not a temple.

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1Thank Lin J
Ikoma, Japan
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The staff at the temple is very committed to making the stay as pleasant as possible. As one of the bigger temples in Koyasan it not only features the standard buddhist dinner and breakfast as well as the morning prayer but also special experiences such as sutra copying in the evening or a small onsen inside the temple, making it...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I really enjoyed our stay at Fukuchiin. The tatami rooms were comfortable and authentic with tea always available. The grounds were fantastic, particularly the very peaceful and picturesque gardens surrounding the entire place. Everything was made of wood and had that nice creaking sound that develops over many, many years. The morning prayers and chanting was a superb experience and...

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1Thank Rick H
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

To sum up our experience: No spirituality whatsoever, worst possible service, mediocre food at best, zero heating in halls and public areas, and the dinkiest plastic-like room without any outside view. In more detail: I arrived with my partner very sick and had to stay an extra night, which gave us a chance to understand this place. Firstly, though they...

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2Thank IsraelTroy
rome
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed one night at this temple, and we loved it. You must pay attention and be respectful for the check in and the check out times (good!), and remember you're in a temple. What an experience!!! We booked the only room with a private bathroom, we had wifi and a spectacular view over the inner garden. We had lot...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I stayed at this beautiful ryokan before Christmas and had a lovely experience. One of the highlights was the unfaultable service provided by staff who had very good English. The rooms were tatami style and very spacious with complimentary sweets and tea on arrival. The rooms could not be locked from outside so all valuables had to be stored in...

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Thank yuchinlo
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had originally planned to stay only two nights at Koyasan and was scrambling to book an additional night; many of the other temples I contacted were already booked as this was over Christmas, so when I learned that Koyasan had an onsen shukubo, I decided to splurge (it easily cost $60/night more than the previous temple I stayed at)....

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5Thank Bundtlust
New Jersey
Reviewed 13 November 2016

For me staying at the Fukuchiin this was a highlight of my visit to Japan. Koya-san is a Buddhist site in Japan with many temples and gorgeous zen gardens. This ryokan had outstanding zen gardens and an onsen with natural spring waters. The room had a toilet but not a private bath, and you sleep on a tatami on the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016

To be honest I found this accommodation quite uninspiring, while the gardens are beautiful the inside is rather gloomy. We had a room with a private toilet which was nice enough but I was glad I was only staying one night. The Vegetarian food (? vegan) was fairly bland & the breakfast similar to the dinner. We attended the morning...

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Address: 657 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $252 - $634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fukuchiin 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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Koyasan Onsen Fukuchi-In Hotel Koya-Cho
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“Don't get the two-room option because the main section is enough to fit four people so the second room is obsolete.”
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“Upgrade your meal to the highest course. Well worth it.”
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