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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I had an incredible overnight stay at Fudou-in. No complaints at all. The pictures online don't accurately represent the beauty and tranquility of the temple. We stayed in a room with a private toilet, which I do recommend. Otherwise, there are shared bathrooms. The weather was quite cold when we visited. The hallways and common areas are...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The dinner and breakfast were both superb. Dinner and breakfast were both served in sho-jin ryori style; superb Japanese vegetarian cuisine. We were a bit surprised though to see that some of our fellow (foreign) guests did not entirely finish their meals. Before dinner we took a bath in the dedicated area as is expected from guests. Not that they...

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Fukuoka, Japan
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I am staying at the Fudoin Temple at least twice a year for several days. The meals, the gracious monks are praised by everybody I have met there. But above all temples are religious places. So maybe you prepare a little bit for the morning service. At the end of the service everybody is invited to participate in chanting the...

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mount Koya or Koyasan (Wakayama Prefecture) is a beautiful area to visit during August. This was Day 3 of my small group tour of Japan. It is the spiritual home of the headquarters of the Koyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism, a faith with a large following in Japan. Mount Koya is the home to a collection of ancient temples, shrines...

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This temple stay was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. We spent two nights here and enjoyed the outstanding vegan breakfasts and dinners as well as the temple service both mornings we were there. The monks were very gracious, the rooms were simple and beautiful and the trip there from Kyoto, while lengthy ( 3-4 hours), well...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I will never forget the moment when I arrived at doorstep of this magnificent temple, you're immediately drawn in by the hauntingly beautiful atmosphere surrounding the temple and its grounds. Here are my highlights: - the monks are incredibly friendly and attentive, they were always eager to help when I annoyed them with my touristy questions! - both dinner and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was overall an expensive stay but worth it. We stayed one night here and travelled from Kyoto and back to Tokyo. The travel required some planning but was not as hard as expected and worth going out of our way. Our room was huge with separate sitting and sleeping areas and a private bathroom. We had a view onto...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Staying here was the highlight of our Japan trip. Quaint temple with welcoming monks and large rooms. Dinner was wonderful-who knew you could make such tasty food with no butter, onions or garlic. Breakfast was not what I'm used to. But the whole experience was wonderful. Make sure you have time to visit okunoin cemented both when it's light and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is an interesting experience, and all worked well, but it is key to know that the rules of the place are tight. No being out past 9 pm. No bath after 9 pm. No a.m baths. No coffee available. No food options, it is what it is...so don't go if that will annoy you. We enjoyed the experience, but...

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perth
Reviewed 2 May 2016

A bit of travelling required to reach Koyasan but I would recommend taking the time. Our family group with 2 adult children all enjoyed the experience of staying here. The meals were excellent. Beautifully presented. The morning prayer was interesting. Make sure you visit Okunoin, a highlight.

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Address: 456 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0284, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: £103 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Take the rooms with a view on the garden (such as ''bamboo'')”
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 of 5 bubbles Johan17, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“no choice...monks choose”
 of 5 bubbles shadowlove, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“We had a room with mountain view. It was big and spacious. Except we have to walk a bit to the lobby and dinner room.”
 of 5 bubbles N3931NJsusant, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I was in the Sakura room which has a wifi router right outside the door so the connection is really good and fast. No amazing view but really close to the stairs and easy to get around to.”
 of 5 bubbles Wonderwall356, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I think I had Sakura room, just to the right at the top of some stairs, and do not know how variable the rooms might be. This room was spacious and very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles jilleastfallowfield, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
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