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    Ekoin Temple, Koyasan

    497 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0201, Wakayama Prefecture
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Koyasan was not necessarily easy to get to but it's one of those places where the journey getting there is a big part of the experience. We had based ourselves in Kyoto and left our luggage at our hotel there and brought minimal stuff with...More

    1  Thank Merkey
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    General: This is not, and does not claim to be, a luxury hotel. Don’t expect one. We stayed one night in a room with a private bath. It was a very cool experience, and one I would recommend. Overall, I’d give it a 5/5. One...More

    1  Thank rfrisch
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    I was pleasantly surprised with how well appointed Ekoin was; although we did not have an attached bathroom, there was a modern toilet at the end of our corridor. The room was well heated, much appreciated as it was -4C outside, but the view to...More

    1  Thank PHL16
    Reviewed 7 December 2017

    The place has very special embiance. The young monks are extremely hospitable and caring. All their religious practices are open for newcomers, both meditations and morning fire ceremonies,. The most special and unique is the mystical night walk trough Okura-no-in Cemetery with explanation about their...More

    1  Thank Elenapanayot
    Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

    Our overnight stay required an effort (4 hours from Kyoto, cable car approach is broken so a bus detour is needed), but it was worth it. In particular the morning ceremonies were mesmerizing. I would have liked more English explanations. The meditation session was in...More

    1  Thank brienanni
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    • USD 192 - USD 347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 29
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    • Koya-cho
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    11 December 2017|
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    Response from AbracadabraEngland | Reviewed this property |
    This was a great place to stay. Everything regarding soap and yukata, etc. Toilet's are state of art. I loved the tranquil atmosphere. Tea and coffee always available. Enjoy
    24 August 2017|
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    Response from Constantin126 | Reviewed this property |
    Morning prayer takes place in Monastery`s chapel where pictures and video are not allowed during the actual ceremony ; you can do it after. Fire ceremony takes place in a small chapel outside Monastery and you can take... More
    15 May 2017|
    Response from Minstrel115 | Reviewed this property |
    You can sign up for Aji-kan meditation, Okunoin cemetery night tour and Shakyo (copying Mantra) at Ekoin. You can spend the time visiting temples, museum and hiking trails in surrounding area. There are some gift shops and... More
    Room Tips
    "It didn't appear that all the rooms had access to the outside. We enjoyed our view."
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    "Ask for a room in the main building instead of the newer annex."
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    "FYI: stairs to the second floor are very steep - - recommend first floor; tatami mat floors where you will..."
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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..."
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