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Koyasan Kongo Sammaiin

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koyasan and Kongosanmaiin are not the most direct places to get to. Kongosanmaiin never responded to several emails asking for details to find the place. The lodging is very regimented - breakfast at about 7:20 AM and dinner at 5:30 PM. No other options are available. The shared onsen bath is only open 4:30 - 9:00 PM - so no...

Thank DennisUSA
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this temple for 2 nights. They are not cheap, considering the value: you sleep on futons in tatami rooms. We had our own private restroom but the bath was a shared, traditional onsen (actually a sento). We had breakfast which was a good, tasty, traditional meal held in a shared dining room. Every morning...

Thank Haramachi
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was a one of a kind experience. It was a great privilege to stay at a Buddhist temple and participate at their morning ceremony. The stay was lovely, the room in a traditional style but offering comfort, with a terrace opening into a garden. The only inconvenience was that the showers were shared, but let's face it, it is...

1Thank EllieVoicu
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We are travelling for the 2nd time to Japan, and we do think that Koyasan doesn't deserve a 24h stay! It's very touristic and the places to see are indeed quite impressive but spending a half day there is enough. Concerning the hotel, it was a quite expensive one 250€ for 2 persons halfboard included. And a few points that...

2Thank AlexisVan
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The centuries-old monastery is across from the lodgings, which are quite basic but clean and traditional. There is an onsen on the property for use in the evenings. We stayed two nights and attended the morning service on both mornings. I would consider this experience a highlight of a trip to Japan as Koyasan is the home of Kobo Daishi...

Thank deco502016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Totally overrated accommodation. This does not deserve the title 'Temple stay' as the intention is purely commercial (minimum service, maximum prize). You will actually be staying in a minimalistic barrack at the backside of the temple. It would be highly overrated as a hotel as well, as there is by no means any intention or accountability to deliver a basic...

3Thank H H
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Kongo Sanmaiin Temple and the experience wasn't pleasant at all. The clerk that works in the temple who is supposed to welcome guests, Mr. Shioahara Gou, was extremelly rude to us. The shouted at us on the phone, he didn't want to keep our luggage in the temple while we were sightseeing Koyasan (he...

1Thank gustavosordo
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The surrounding and monks at Kongo Sammaiin were friendly. It would be nice, though, to receive more information about the temple, daily life, rituals etc. The morning ceremony was interesting but the explanations only in Japanese. The room was ok, women's common bathroom new and nice. A big minus is the high price, 15'000 Yen for 2 people / 1...

Thank Saridu
Reviewed 13 June 2016

On the plus side morning meditation with monks is interesting, grounds of the Sanmaiin temple are gorgeous, atmosphere created by fellow travelers (95% of whom were Japanese pilgrims) more than by monks is sort of inspirational - you can see this is a real thing, not a fake hotel pretending to be a temple. Koyasan as a whole was a...

Thank TravelingWithFriends
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Kongo Sammaiin is one of the many temples located in Koyasan. Pros: it’s really beautiful, not only the monastery but especially the gardens. Another good thing is that it’s not located right in the main road but just 3 minutes off it, which means that peace and quiet are guaranteed. Cons: we got an upgraded room with a private...

5Thank vmar3

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Address: 425 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: €91 - €239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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“Try to avoid the room right next to the water gutter outside. The noise could be relaxing but could also be annoying.”
Haramachi, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“The inner rooms look out onto a Japanese garden”
deco502016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room with private bathroom was not worth the extra money”
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