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        Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

        A beautiful tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s cities. A comfortable spacious room with shared bathroom. Quiet atmosphere ideal for winding down. Meals were wonderful - all vegan, lots of variety and plentiful. We felt it was a little expensive for what it was, but comparable to other temple stays in Koyasan. We would happily stay again.

        Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
        Thank NadiaCorp
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        Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

        We absolutely loved this place. The people are very kind and the food is delicous!! Our room was beautiful and had a great view. We were never cold, because they have heaters in every room (diningroom too). It was all very clean and the bathing facilities were a real treat after several days of walking. The morning ritual was also very special. It was really worth it and we were so impressed. Tip: even though they have heaters in the building were the morning ceremony is held do bring a jacket. It can still be quite cold. Getting to KoyaSan was very easy. We took the train from Namba station to Hashimoto. From there was a direct bus straight to KoyaSan. We left around 9.30am and arrived 12.30pm. There are some good lunch options in town. It takes a full afternoon to see most sights.

        Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
        Thank Charis42
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        Reviewed January 22, 2018

        what i liked about this place was the experience of living at a temple premise in a ryokan.
        the prayer service in the morning was also something new for us and although it was difficult waking up early , it was well worth the trouble.
        the third and most important part that made this temple stay good was the location. it is like a minutes walk from the graveyard. My husband and i walked in the dark through this graveyard for about 20 minutes and then i got really scared and decided to walk back. we then found a group of people and their company allowed us to walk thru the rest pathway to the temple at the other end. This is must do after sunset. do not pay for this tour .if you can go by yourself the experience is special(or scary ;-) ) alternatively join someone to make it thru

        Stayed: September 2017
        Thank Christina K
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        Reviewed December 18, 2017

        The accommodation and the food were excellent. The facilities, including the onsens are really well designed and comfortable. Nothing like the puritan existence that I had imagined would be part of a monk's living quarters! The vegan/vegetarian meals were filling and really yummy. They only provide 2 meals - breakfast and an early dinner. This temple is the last on the main road, making it about a 10 minute walk to the "centre" of the town and a much longer walk to the other edge of the town where the big red gates are. But you will be right next to the huge cemetery and mausoleum that most people come to Koya-san to visit. Enjoy!

        Stayed: October 2017
        3  Thank GeorgeParam
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        Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

        The room was spacious, very clean and had many facilities like safe box, TV and private washing basin. We also had a nice view of the garden. In the building there is traditional Japanese bathtube with very hot water which was great.

        Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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