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Menton, France
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read so many good reviews so were excited to have this experience. We had a nice very traditional room over looking the garden. Dinner was served in a large room but each group,was screened off from the other, rather lonely if a solo traveller. The meal was strictly vegetarian, such a shame the ingredients were not explained and... More 

Thank peacehorses
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53 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night in Shojoshin-in temple and we really loved it. The temple is beautiful – large, quiet and simple as you'd expect, and was just what we wanted after coming from the craziness of Dotonburi, Osaka. Our tatami-floored room was spacious, and in a traditional Japanese Ryokan style. It was clean with a lovely view of the tree... More 

Thank Karl G
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shojoshin-in temple is located right next to the koya-san cemetery, which is in MHO the most interesting place to visit in Koya-san. There is no curfew hour (lock the doors at a specific time at night), as some temples have. So you can walk around at night and come back whenever you wish. We took the night tour from the... More 

1 Thank NoPlaceLkeHome
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stayed here for one night. The monastery was great and exceeded our expectations. The rooms were large, full of light and looked out over the pond and gardens. The vegan food was fabulous, which says a lot coming from a meat eater. There is not a lot of interaction with the monks, just at meal times and... More 

Stanford, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent 3 days/nights in this temple and we loved it. We had a very large room with a beautiful view over a Japanese garden. The vegan dinners (included) are excellent. Just one small drawbacks: the shared bathrooms (showers and bath) are small and available only between 4pm and 9pm. Occasionally we had to wait in line to use them.

Thank Jean-Claude L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place was a once in a lifetime experience and we loved it. The meals were fantastic, delicious, and traditional. The accommodation was spacious and clean. Everyone was very kind and welcoming. We loved being able to go to morning prayer to see part of their religious practice. As a side note be sure you are aware it is traditional... More 

Thank Chelsey R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely peaceful night here - the lodging was traditional yet luxurious and very spacious (though in an annexe adjacent to the temple complex) and the food was delicious. I was a wee bit worried on arrival to see building work next door to our accommodation - as we stayed for just one night this did not interfere with... More 

1 Thank Joseph L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Shojoshin-in, which was perfect. It gave us time to relax and enjoy the beautiful building and atmosphere. The food is great! The first dinner and breakfast were served in the common dining area on low tables, but the second servings took place in a nice private room, with a view to a small garden and... More 

Thank Troels Degett H
Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Friendly monk greeted me and explained timetable of the temple. Invited me to prayers at 6.30am which were really interesting and added to the spiritual feel the place seems to have. The room was large, Japanese style with tea making facilities and a hand basin. The outlook was over a peaceful pad complete with koi. Tatami mats meant no shoes... More 

1 Thank kfer7050
Montricher, Switzerland
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The Shoyoshin-in temple, especially with its backside garden and beautiful entrance garden seemed one of the prettiest temples in Koya-cho. The Japanese traditional room was great and the bath was great! Dinner was delicious and the mandatory morning ceremony was quite an experience. Unfortunately it seemed almost impossible to get any real conversation or other contact with the monks or... More 

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Additional Information about Shojoshin-in Temple

Address: 566 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Shojoshin-In Temple Hotel Koya-Cho
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“Travelled there on trains, cable car and bus from Osaka. Caught the limousine bus back to Kansai airport- cheaper, quicker, easier.”
 of 5 bubbles kfer7050, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the garden. Or at least not next to the bath.”
 of 5 bubbles MAinIA2014, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Free Wifi, Dinner and Breakfast included.”
 of 5 bubbles leINDIA, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms are very similar. Ours was very comfortable, although you have to get used to the Japanese futons!”
 of 5 bubbles Philip-vEG, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles Rachill_Conway, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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