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This is truly a magical place to place to stay. Simple rooms, but in a compound of dozens of beautiful temples. Welcoming and knowledgable priest, a well furnished kitchen so you can cook your own meals, and a central location. We had a wonderful week...More
My mother and I stayed here for five nights whilst doing various daytrips from Kyoto. Though there is a slight inconvenience element to having to catch a train out of Kyoto to reach Hanazono (nearest JR station to the Temple Complex), the peace afforded by...More
We stayed at the temple for one night - we would have stayed longer but they were booked up (book in advance!).
The temple is part of a large complex, an easy 10 minutes on a JR line from central Kyoto. As others have said...More
I only stayed here one night, it was a bit difficult to find the temple but once there you realise it is only a 10-15 min walk from the station. I recommend taking a map with you beforehand to save time. The staff were very...More
After spending two days in central Kyoto seeing the sites, we took ourselves a bit outside of the city to check out this well regarded temple stay.
The location is was not what could be called central or highly convenient, which is why we chose...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport... More
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport number, time of arrival, etc. when you book with them.
My guidebook recommended emailing them, and that worked perfectly for me. You can look up their website and email address. The staff were very helpful and responded promptly.
Enjoy your stay!!