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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

How many people can say they stayed at a temple complex? Such a fun experience and beautiful place to stay. Our room opened up to one of the rock gardens. Breakfast every day was very good and they were able to accommodate because I am vegan.

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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Daishin-in is a traditional Rinzai Buddhist temple where you can stay in a peaceful serene environment... If you are interested in Zen Buddhism and practicing of meditation or zazen this place is a lovely place to be, especially if you are solo traveler. On Saturdays evening you can practice and overnight zazen in Myoshinji temple with priest and Japanese people.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The temple is beautiful as are the grounds. It is in the midst of a huge temple complex and was so nice to walk around and see the sights. It was very quiet and relaxing. The breakfast was nice and very traditional. The walls are thin, but this is common in Japan and everyone was very conscious of this and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Our one-night stay at Daishin-in was our favorite part of our 10 day trip in Tokyo and Kyoto. The Myoshin-ji complex and Daishin-in temple are beautiful and very peaceful. It was a great way to experience Japanese culture and also take time to relax. It was a really easy walk from Hanazono station. We used google maps to get us... More 

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Risch, Switzerland
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Our Japanese friends took us to this place, and it was a truly memorable stay. It is very Japanese, a little bit like a homestay, with futon on tatami and the shoji, the sliding doors. It is very quiet, romantic and spirituel. Take a taxi to get there, and don't miss to walk around the whole temple complex.

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4 Thank Christina B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

Authentic Japanese style temple stay experience. The Tatami floors, Futon mattresses, paper thin walls, Onsen public baths, Beautiful gardens and the temple complex surrounds made this a perfect ending to our stay in Kyoto. Travelling with a 3 year old, we were a bit anxious, but our room was surprisingly large and very comfortable. The service was excellent, as was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This is such an unique experience for seeking peace, nature, gardens, zen and Japanese cultural - staying in a temple complex. Daishin-in is a sub temple in the temple complex of Myoshin-jin. Rooms are traditional (tatami with futon mattrass), very clean, nice view over zen gardens, complimentary tea and Japanese sweet. Don't expect any luxury, rooms are simple and you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

My husband and I spent four nights at Daishin-in in October 2011 and fully enjoyed the experience. This is an intimate temple (8 or so rooms) that encourages close relationships amongst fellow travelers and the monk. The rooms are quite traditional (futon mats, tatami floors, thin walls) - which was exactly what I was searching for! Morning prayer was lovely;... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2011

I read about this place on the net - and never having stayed at a place that was remotely cultural in Japan, decided to give it a try. The place itself is beautiful - they give you separate shoes to wear indoors, rooms only have sliding doors without locks.. Breakfast (vegetarian, rice, soup, vegetable, etc) is included and served in... More 

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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2011

A very good place for seasoned travellers who like to be "in the midst" of nature and action. But do not recommend it for families. Here is why... You get to sleep on mattresses on the floor (very soft!) In a heated room (felt warm even though it was snowing outside). Rooms do not have locks - only sliding doors.... More 

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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Address: 57 Hanazono Myoshinji-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
Number of rooms: 10
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