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Shojoshin-in Temple

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Welcome to Shojoshin-in Temple, your Koya-cho “home away from home.” Shojoshin-in Temple aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Getting online is possible, as Shojoshin-in Temple offers free wifi. Traveller's looking to enjoy some yakitori can head to Inoue. Otherwise, you may want to check out a pub such as Tenkou. If you are interested in exploring Koya-cho, check out a mountain, such as Mt. Koya. Shojoshin-in Temple puts the best of Koya-cho at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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One of the most attractive temples in Koyosan, and just next to the fabulous forest. Lovely traditional room with views over quiet courtyard garden and autumn colour. Communal bath is simple and small. Food was good - vegetarian, of course - but lacked depth of flavours but still
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Sincerely worth the trek to Koyasan. This place did not feel commercialised. Perfect location if you have short time in Koyasan and want to visit an iconic cemetery, eat amazing food, have an authentic experience in a traditional setting and get to experience a wonderful Buddhist
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I can't describe how wonderful my stay at Shojoshin-in temple was. Everyone was so kind to me, they even tour the place for me and explained about living there. The temple was very easy to find, very close to the first entrance to Okunoin. The temple was big and beautiful, really
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We had a huge and very nice traditional room with a shared hot bath. The garden gives a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and very special since we had the first time vegetarian food in Japan. The staff is very friendly. We chose this accommodation since it is very close t
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I went not expecting much and ended up having a truly amazing experience that I’ll never forget. Great location in the middle of Koyasan and next to the cemetery for the night walk. Eating on the floor with the other guests at 5:30pm was a unique experience even though some of th
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View of Shojoshin-in on a drizzly morning
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How did you make a reservation to stay there?
Through the website japaneseguesthouses.con
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I am looking for a Zen meditation retreat and was wondering if this temple provided such retreats
Hi Everyone How did you go about booking your reservation? Thanks heaps
Hello, we have tried to make a booking through 'Travel arrange Japan' website but I am unsure if it is confirmed. Is there a way to contact Shojoshin-in Temple directly? Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi - no, there really doesn't seem to be a way to do that, but I'd be patient - the Travel Arrange Japan site got back to us withinn 3-5 days.
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Has anyone stayed at a this temple as a solo traveler? I just contacted Japan Guest Houses requesting info and they told me some temples are reluctant to accept single guests.
Yes I have. It was fine for me and there was 2 other solo travelers as well
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"Top rooms get the best views over the rooftops."
"ask for gold room near ladies bathrooms...secure safe stay"
"Take Warm clothes and DO attend the morning prayers."
"Ask whether your room locks, and consider the distance from the shared bathrooms."
"Travelled there on trains, cable car and bus from Osaka. Caught the limousine bus back to Kansai airport- cheaper, quicker, easier."
shojoshin-in temple hotel koya-cho
JapanKinkiWakayama PrefectureKoya-cho
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