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We booked a temple stay through the Koyasan Association. Apparently they try to distribute guests evenly amoang temples. The rates are similar no matter the temple, and we ended up at this ancient temple, Komyoin. The location was good. We arrived early evening to find...More
The rooms are very rustic, with shared bathrooms and toilets. But vegetarian food is excellent, dinner and breakfast.
Do not miss the morning service before breakfast, it is a unique opportunity to see monks praying.
Dining room was beautifully decorated.
Monks are very nice and...More
Although possibly only Australians will appreciate the title of this review, I think that everyone who has the opportunity to stay at Komyoin will be appreciative of the experience. We booked our room through the Koyasan Tourist Information Centre, who were very helpful and did...More
I hate to make such a high recommendation because I want it to be a hidden treasure. It's one of the smallest shukubo on Koyasan, and that's what's so charming about it. It's up a small side street from the main street so there is...More
Wow what an amazing experience. We weren't sure what to expect during our stay in Koyasan but I can say we were pleasantly surprised - it was one of the highlights of our trip.
The town itself was very interesting but it was our stay...More