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Shojoshin-in Temple

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Koyasan in a pilgrimage town on a mountain top not far from Osaka. Many visitors stay in temples. We did, and we loved the experience. It was more comfortable than I was expecting, given that it's a temple run by monks. We had a lovely spacious Japanese-style room, with comfortable futons. However: the bathroom facilities are shared, the walls are...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I dreamed of going to Japan ever since I studied it in seventh grade. My dream was filled with tea ceremonies, japanese food, rock gardens, and temples. So for me, the stay in Koyasan, and particularly at the Shojoshin-in temple, was a dream come true! Let me start with the food - my meal-loving husband thought our vegetarian dinner was...

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Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time at the temple. Our room was spacious and typically Japanese with a main sleeping area and a small sunroom overlooking the pond. I found the futon a bit slim but my husband was fine with it. The ryokan is really atmospheric. The monks were pleasant but very discreet and kept interaction quite limited. The food...

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Thank Margouille
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shojoshin-in was a great place for a couples of days, usually you wake up 6:30 if you wanna go to pray or 7:30 for your breakfast, this style of room Ryokan is amazing. Everything was perfect, the room, the food (just vegetarian stuff) as a buddish and trust me more than enough, the temple, the bath (really clean), the cheaper...

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Thank Luis H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I always wanted to stay at a ryokan, mixing that with a buddhist temple it creates ultimate cultural experience of Japan. Everything was perfect, the room was amazing, the temple very clean, the monks were nice and helpful, just the food was a bit weird but as you know, in Rome be Roman. Early in the morning you must join...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last night. Very cold in Koyasan at this time of year, and given that we were staying at a temple (and they modestly say on their website not to expect the same level of service as at an onsen or hotel), we were delighted to find that this was such a fantastic experience. We were warmly greeted...

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2Thank emmajane20152015
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at Shojoshin-in for one night and it was great. The room was traditional to ryokan-style. Being a vegetarian, the feast put before us for dinner and breakfast was great. The manager (?) who greeted us could speak English sufficiently and was very friendly (even humouring my limited Japanese in some casual conversation). But don't be...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Shojoshin-in was a great place to stay at in early December. The traditional Japanese room warmed up quickly, was clean and comfortable with a kotatsu and tea. There is a shared bath which was hot and clean. There's toilets on each floor. If you're carrying heavy bags, there's a luggage lift to avoid using the stairs. There weren't many guests...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We booked a night at the Tourism Office in Koyasan for Shojoshin-in. We were told there were four rates depending on the room type and meal. We chose the cheaper room but better dinner and it was 10800 yen per person including tax. We were disappointed at the dinner. I did not even have enough food! They served the rice...

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Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had the most wonderful night here. The monks were so welcoming and kind, every little detail was thoughtful - right down to hot water bottles being left in our beds while we were at dinner. The vegan food was the best I have ever had (I've been vegan for 6 years), even my meat eating husband was raving about...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Shojoshin-in Temple

Address: 566 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Shojoshin-In Temple Hotel Koya-Cho
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“Ask whether your room locks, and consider the distance from the shared bathrooms.”
danieldD3142KK, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Travelled there on trains, cable car and bus from Osaka. Caught the limousine bus back to Kansai airport- cheaper, quicker, easier.”
kfer7050, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the garden. Or at least not next to the bath.”
MAinIA2014, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Free Wifi, Dinner and Breakfast included.”
leINDIA, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms are very similar. Ours was very comfortable, although you have to get used to the Japanese futons!”
Philip-vEG, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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