It was a fascinating experience to spend a night at a temple in Koyasan, to share in a morning Buddhist ceremony and sit by the beautiful garden. The people at the temple were very pleasant. It is not surprising that half the temples in Koyasan seek to support themselves by providing rather expensive accommodation and meals . However, to make an honest appraisal of the accommodation itself for TripAdvisor it would be unrealistic to call it "Very Good" or better. The room was pretty basic, even for a ryokan, though large enough. We made the error of failing to book in advance for meals which meant than no towels or yukata were provided. There are no restaurants open for evening dinner in Koyasan but a supermarket saved the day. We did secure a pleasant dinner at Yochiin one evening (the breakfasts looked rather ordinary and certainly overpriced). So go for the experience with modest expectations of food value and lodging.
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- Also Known As:
- Yochiin Japan/Koya-Cho, Wakayama Prefecture