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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night on Koyasan during our trip (we went from Osaka > Koyasan > Kyoto). Loved it! Our room was HUGE and dinner was really, really good. It was all vegetarian, lots of tofu-type dishes. There was one monk who was very good at speaking English and he went through all the information stuff with us when we arrived....

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Puebla
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my husband traveled to Japan in December and we decided to go to KoyaSan and stayed at Jimyo in, all the staff that are monks of this beautiful temple were extremely kind and helpful. The room that we booked was in front of a nice garden, it was a little bit cold at night but with the warm...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place. The vegetarian food that they served just out of this world. Will definitely come back again just for that. The view from our room was amazing. Was a bit worry about the lack of bathroom facility in the room but there are heaps of toilet and they were really clean.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had a magical stay. High in the mountain fresh air. Beautiful gardens and scenery. The building itself was gorgeous with fantastic artwork throughout. The staff were so friendly and lovely. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. The futon was comfy - we even had a memory foam mattress. And waking up to the view of the surrounding gardens and mountains was...

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Totnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Spending a night at Jimyo-in was an experience of a different world. In spring it was cold - we were glad of the heater under the table and the kerosene heater for the room. Definitely chilly heading down the corridor to the shared bathrooms. However, it was wonderful staying in such a tranquil, beautiful and traditional environment. Your food is...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here a few days ago and enjoyed the entire visit. My family spent one night and the temple is easy to access near to the number 8 bus stop. During our visit there were very few other guests (mid-week). There are a few monks who speak English and a few who only speak Japanese. The room was large...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We had stayed at another temple in Koyasan prior to coming to Jimyoin. They were priced very similarly. In comparison, the rooms in Jimyoin were larger and they provided a nice balcony sitting space with garden views. You were also provided with full sized towels along with the modesty towels. The meals were served in the privacy of the room...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 9 May 2016

There are over 50 temples that accept overnight guests, so it's hard to narrow down a choice. I chose this one from the reviews here (and for its nearness to the cemetery) and wasn't disappointed. We spent two nights in a room on the main floor across from the shared bathroom, with a great view of one of the gardens...

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Premise: an experience on Koyasan mount cannot be judged by the same criteria that are used for normal hotels. If you are looking for amenities, large beds, great variety of foods, and all services, this is not the case. If you go to Koya Mount to live with monks, you should expect something very very far away from your habits,...

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England
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Definitely an experience not to be forgotten; friendly check-in; basic, simple room, with lovely view of garden; shared bathroom facilities (we didn't use, as only stayed one night); shared toilets clean (women and men separate), but had an unpleasant, pungent smell pervading the area; tasty, vegetarian evening meal and breakfast; morning prayers lovely experience, as many pilgrims staying at the...

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Address: 455 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0283, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: €89 - €234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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“All the rooms are very quiet because this's a temple lodge. In winter, the rooms can feel cold for some people.”
 of 5 bubbles SandraRoura, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A good experience for an overnight - don't try to do Koya-san as a daytrip, you'll be too rushed. Cemetery definitely worth the trip.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveller57England, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms all very similar. Our looked out over a beautiful garden.”
 of 5 bubbles lindakC1539GV, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor has nice views of courtyard but you may hear second floor guests walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles k8stravelbuddies, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Bring warm clothes as it is noticeably colder up in the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 44maries, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
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