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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were greeted without a smile ( first time in our 1 month stay in Japan)and shown to our ryokan style room.I must insist all the rooms are ryokan style ( no attached toilet, wash bassin or shower) in a simple building, not a temple or something which looks like a temple. The futons are thin. It is cold at...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The temple situates itself in a middle of Koyasan perimeter. Enjoyed copying Mantra, 'Ajikan' meditation, Okuno-in cemetery night tour (it was so eerie and loved it!!) and fire-ritual following morning. The monks there were very courteous and helpful. Having Shojin-ryori (Buddhist cuisine) in various small colorful ceramic bowls and plates on a lacquered tray with high legs on the tatami-mats...

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Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spend a nite in this temple and really enjoyed the environment. Unfortunately the yard area was under construction as I reached there but the room and facilities were amazing enough! As I reached it was heavy snow and scenery was just perfect and beautiful; the room had traditional Japanese devote; at the beginning Ong was very cold but the...

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1Thank Niloo A
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Buddhist temple and ryokan at Koyasan is truly unique. We attended at the morning prayers with the monks before the sun went up, something I will never forget. The beds are nice and the rooms clean, however very simple. The area around the temple, Koyasan, is also so amazingly beautiful!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around midday & surprisingly our room is ready. A very helpful English speaking Monk showed us to our room and explained all the rules. We have a bit of chat with him about Japan & Buddhism in our room then he suggested us to sign up for the cemetery night tour, so we did. He was our tour...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here, but the whole town was more commercialised than we expected. It is now seems to be more of a tourist town than a religious retreat. Ekoin was no exception. It is a business with enough rooms to take tour busses, and there were tour busses for each of the two nights we stayed. Due to...

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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I'll compare with Hoon-in, since I stayed at each place consecutive nights. I'll start with dinner, which in terms of dishes served, were identical, almost to a T. Identical except that Hoon-in's was far, far superior in taste and quality. And that's not to say Ekoin's was bad, in fact it was downright tasty. Hoon-in's was just that good. Every...

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Despite the freezing temperature in the mountain and the temple, the shokubo in Ekoin was one of the most meaningful experience I've ever had in Japan. It was a special experience to climb up the mountain in a cable car and hike the overcast and slightly snowy Goya-san in winter. We stayed in a private room, provided with a kotatsu,...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

You're not in Kansas anymore, and that's the point and a good thing. It's definitely a change and cool thing to experience for a night. I'm not sure how it compares to other temples, but I'm glad I got to spend a day there and get out of my comfort zone with this temple. Bathrooms are shared and the food...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

The temple is steps away from the start of the walk to Okunoin. Rooms are basic but comfortable with shared bath and toilet. There's also an onsen that's a nice end to the day after a day of sightseeing and the cold of the night ceremony tour.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
【History of Ekoin】A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation.【Rooms&Facilities】Rooms feature tatami-mat floors, traditional futon beds and paper sliding screens. They are fitted with an LCD TV and a safe. Bathroom facilities are shared, and the public baths are open only from 4 pm-10 pm daily.【Meals】Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request.【Surroundings】Shukubo Temple is close to other ancient Buddhist buildings such as Kongobu-ji Temple, which is a 10 minute walk. The Ichi-no-Hashi entrance to the ancient Okuno-In Temple is a 3 minute walk away.*Guests can experience group meditation, and they can write Buddhist texts with a brush and ink on scrolls at their room. They can also go hiking in the scenic surroundings of Koya-san Eko-in. The temple has a lounge with a computer corner. ... more   less 

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Address: 497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: £159 - £399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ekoin Temple, Koyasan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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“We got a room that's very near the shared toilet so that's quite convenient for us, with an elderly person and three children.”
 of 5 bubbles wlliew, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same quality.”
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“Ask for extra blanket if you go during winter/spring time (Koyosan is pretty cold)”
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“As the toilets and bathing areas are communal, it is a good idea to get the room closest to those amenities.”
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“f you're fussy about shared bathrooms, you may need to book much earlier to get the one room with an en-suite.”
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