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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending a night at this place was a highlight of our trip to Japan. The only negative experience about it was its price as it was expensive even for Japan. Apart from this I can only tell positive about this temple. - The staff is very flexible. We arrived an hour after they close for the day but had absolutely...

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Nashville, TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Koyasan and the Ekoin temple were the highlight of our trip to Japan. The monks, especially the english speaking monk who showed us our room and led the cemetery tour) were very hospitable. The temple is beautiful. Our room overlooked the courtyard with rhododendron trees and foliage. The bedding is cozy and comfortable - and the food was delicious! We...

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Wall Township, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 5 of us in a two room suite. The monks treat everyone so special . We arrived and walked the street to find Sake for night as there is not much to do after dinner . We took the night walk thru cemetery . Amazing the ages of the tombs . All meals are vegan (lots of tofu...

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1Thank gymlady30
Paso Robles, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great opportunity to experience a Buddhist Monastery with very comfortable conditions. Rooms simple but well appointed. The futon on the floor was sufficiently thick to be comfortable and the electric heater under the quilt-covered table was adequate to warm the room without further heating. Vegetarian dinner and breakfast excellent. Do not miss the 6:30 AM ceremony and the 7:00...

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North Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip to mt Koya. As a family with 2 fussy teenagers, they barely ate during our stay as the meals were vegetarian, and pretty awful. We did expect this so I'm not going to complain about it, but be aware if you are visiting. The trip to the cemetary was beyond expectations, and the whole trip...

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3Thank Gpat7
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2017

One of the highlights of our trip in Japan. Staying in a Buddhist Temple has the disadvantage of a monastic way of life : shared bathrooms only , cold anywhere away from your room electric heater, vegetarian fish tasting menu.... But the night cemetery walk , accompanied by a very knowledgeable English speaking monk and the fire ritual in the...

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2Thank Constantin126
Munich
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night in the Ekoin Temple in Koyasan. It was an amazing experience. The room was clean and we had enough space. The took part in the meditation, the night cemetery tour, the morning service and the fire ceremony. Also the onsen was great, but very hot. Dinner and breakfast are vegetarian. The staff was really friendly and...

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2Thank GuestMunich
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The journey from Tokyo to Koyasan took 6 hours. It wasn’t the straight forward journey but we made it. If you are staying one night in Mount Koyasan then I would recommend getting the Koyasan World Heritage Ticket costing 2860 yen pp from Namba Station. This is not a hotel. You are staying a night in a Shukubo which means...

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4Thank HappyTravellersFeet
London
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the temple at 4pm and shown to our basic room. Pretty chilly so the heating went straight on! We then joined a meditation group which was an interesting experience and worth doing. At 5.30 dinner arrived at our room. Many different dishes of beautifully presented food. A shame that we didn't have a clue what most of it...

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2Thank harriszena
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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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 

Additional Information about Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

Address: 497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: £156 - £342 (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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“FYI: stairs to the second floor are very steep - - recommend first floor; tatami mat floors where you will not be able to bring in luggage.”
paso57, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“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.”
wlliew, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same quality.”
hauro-no, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for extra blanket if you go during winter/spring time (Koyosan is pretty cold)”
911serenag, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“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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