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North Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip to mt Koya. As a family with 2 fussy teenagers, they barely ate during our stay as the meals were vegetarian, and pretty awful. We did expect this so I'm not going to complain about it, but be aware if you are visiting. The trip to the cemetary was beyond expectations, and the whole trip...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our trip in Japan. Staying in a Buddhist Temple has the disadvantage of a monastic way of life : shared bathrooms only , cold anywhere away from your room electric heater, vegetarian fish tasting menu.... But the night cemetery walk , accompanied by a very knowledgeable English speaking monk and the fire ritual in the...

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Munich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in the Ekoin Temple in Koyasan. It was an amazing experience. The room was clean and we had enough space. The took part in the meditation, the night cemetery tour, the morning service and the fire ceremony. Also the onsen was great, but very hot. Dinner and breakfast are vegetarian. The staff was really friendly and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The journey from Tokyo to Koyasan took 6 hours. It wasn’t the straight forward journey but we made it. If you are staying one night in Mount Koyasan then I would recommend getting the Koyasan World Heritage Ticket costing 2860 yen pp from Namba Station. This is not a hotel. You are staying a night in a Shukubo which means...

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London
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the temple at 4pm and shown to our basic room. Pretty chilly so the heating went straight on! We then joined a meditation group which was an interesting experience and worth doing. At 5.30 dinner arrived at our room. Many different dishes of beautifully presented food. A shame that we didn't have a clue what most of it...

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were greeted without a smile ( first time in our 1 month stay in Japan)and shown to our ryokan style room.I must insist all the rooms are ryokan style ( no attached toilet, wash bassin or shower) in a simple building, not a temple or something which looks like a temple. The futons are thin. It is cold at...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The temple situates itself in a middle of Koyasan perimeter. Enjoyed copying Mantra, 'Ajikan' meditation, Okuno-in cemetery night tour (it was so eerie and loved it!!) and fire-ritual following morning. The monks there were very courteous and helpful. Having Shojin-ryori (Buddhist cuisine) in various small colorful ceramic bowls and plates on a lacquered tray with high legs on the tatami-mats...

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Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I spend a nite in this temple and really enjoyed the environment. Unfortunately the yard area was under construction as I reached there but the room and facilities were amazing enough! As I reached it was heavy snow and scenery was just perfect and beautiful; the room had traditional Japanese devote; at the beginning Ong was very cold but the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This Buddhist temple and ryokan at Koyasan is truly unique. We attended at the morning prayers with the monks before the sun went up, something I will never forget. The beds are nice and the rooms clean, however very simple. The area around the temple, Koyasan, is also so amazingly beautiful!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived around midday & surprisingly our room is ready. A very helpful English speaking Monk showed us to our room and explained all the rules. We have a bit of chat with him about Japan & Buddhism in our room then he suggested us to sign up for the cemetery night tour, so we did. He was our tour...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
【History of Ekoin】A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Shukubo Koya-san Eko-in offers Japanese-style accommodation, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are free to attend Buddhist morning services, the Goma fire ritual and meditation.【Rooms&Facilities】Rooms feature tatami-mat floors, traditional futon beds and paper sliding screens. They are fitted with an LCD TV and a safe. Bathroom facilities are shared, and the public baths are open only from 4 pm-10 pm daily.【Meals】Meals are served at the guest room at scheduled times and feature Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Groups of more than 4 people dine at the Japanese-style dining room, where chairs can be provided upon advance request.【Surroundings】Shukubo Temple is close to other ancient Buddhist buildings such as Kongobu-ji Temple, which is a 10 minute walk. The Ichi-no-Hashi entrance to the ancient Okuno-In Temple is a 3 minute walk away.*Guests can experience group meditation, and they can write Buddhist texts with a brush and ink on scrolls at their room. They can also go hiking in the scenic surroundings of Koya-san Eko-in. The temple has a lounge with a computer corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

Address: 497 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: €196 - €502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ekoin Temple, Koyasan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Ekoin Temple, Koyasan Japan/Koya-Cho, Wakayama Prefecture
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“We got a room that's very near the shared toilet so that's quite convenient for us, with an elderly person and three children.”
wlliew, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same quality.”
hauro-no, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for extra blanket if you go during winter/spring time (Koyosan is pretty cold)”
911serenag, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“As the toilets and bathing areas are communal, it is a good idea to get the room closest to those amenities.”
khandallah2015, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“f you're fussy about shared bathrooms, you may need to book much earlier to get the one room with an en-suite.”
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