The real experience. I was here 34 years ago, and although the town is more commercialized than before, this place remains authentic. We stayed in the Hanare. Having a private bathroom was great, but if you can share for a night, it’s really better to stay in the main temple instead… and quieter until construction is complete next door. The food was amazing, and it’s located next to the cemetery which gives you a more connected location to the quiet you may be after. If you’re thinking of sleeping in and missing the morning ceremony, you may miss the Koyasan experience. Show up early and you win a chair!