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Koyasan Guest House Tommy - Kōya - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (339 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at KOYASAN GUEST HOUSE TOMMY in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Kongobuji Temple. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, right at the center of the town - almost any place is reachable on foot in minutes. My room was nice and cosy, had everything in it that I needed and had more than enough room for one person. The hosts were extremely pleasant, helpful and friendly, and gave lots of advice of what to do, where to go and when. The breakfast was also a pleasant surprise for such a little amount of money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Centrally located, super clean, nice size rooms. Tommy and his wife were superb! Super friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved our stay in their “home” !
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Family which runs the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The daughter speaks perfect English and could translate whenever we had difficulty communicating. The rooms were somewhat small which is common in the area. They served a very reasonably price breakfast upstairs and gave us a map and restaurant suggestions which were helpful. The hotel is about halfway between the main sites in the town and very well situated. Since many people staying the night there eat at their hotels, there weren't a lot of restaurants open for dinner, but we found several which were fine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice owners. Helping with al kinds of advice also on lunch en dinner options. Excellent breakfast and we could also store our luggage.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Host, location, flexibility, efficient and effective communication in English
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The couple of the host were extremely freindly and helpful. They provided many useful information for visiting Koyason. This guest house is at an excellent location. We enjoyed two days' stay in Koyason and aslo in this cozy guest house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location, room are perfectly arranged and the breakfast is really fine (the "croissant" tasted like French one, believe me I am French!). However, you should stay at Tommy's for the lovely couple taking care of their guest, advices for enjoying your trip and also nice discusison! Fully recommended!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place: super comfortable, well located and great owners with lots of good advice! I strongly recommend!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hosts, excellent location and as clean as it can get in a highly humid climate.
Cons: The smell in the room was clearly from the humidity. It didn’t bother us though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff and owners. Lovely breakfast and very comfortable rooms.
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu - Kōya - Building
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9.3 Excellent (386 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu is situated in Koyasan, famous as the world headquarters of the Koyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Property staff will recommend destinations for guests during their travels. Bathroom facilities are shared. Luggage storage is available on site. Bicycle rental is available guest house and the area is popular for hiking. The nearest airport is Kansai International Airport, 41 km from Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location has a cozy feel to it, which made me feel at home. The staff are very lovely people. One of the staff members even gave me a whole explanation about which places I should visit on Mount Koya. He wrote it all down on a map and that was very convenient during my stay. All in all I had a really good time there.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was cheap, delicious, and well worth it. Host was attentive when we arrived and gave us a map and a ton of information about the area and where to get food. He spoke english very well and he made sure we were all settled in. Definitely stay here it is great value for the price.
Cons: Nothing really, Check-out time could have been later, but they allowed me to store bags til I was ready to leave Koyasan
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Awesome funny staff, gave us many tips what to see and do
Cons: The rulles - no sex activities inside the room :D :D :D
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very helpfull, friendly and super fluent in English.. Comfortable, clean and rules to be silent at night (really appreciated)!
Cons: Nothing to say. Go to Kokuu !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The Guesthouse is very clean & modern, the staff are very friendly and give you an overview of the town as soon as you arrive, as well as helping you with any activities
Cons: The Guesthouse is located right at the west of the town, meaning that it was quite far away from all of the sites (except Okunoin)
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Especially the nice staff made my stay a great experience.
Cons: There is not really anything I could complain about.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The guy running it is very nice. He helped us planning our visit around Koyasan, recommended some restaurants and besides that he gave me some very nice tips and recommendations to plan my solo trip around Japan without the JR Pass (thank you!). We had a private room that was very nice and comfortable. Everything was very clean and the common area is warm and nice. The hostel is located very close to the cemetery and about 20-25min walking from the area where all temples are (you can also take the bus). You can reach the hostel by bus, directly from the cable car station.
Cons: Compared to other hostels in Japan it may seem expensive, but Koyasan is in general much more expensive than other towns so the price is fair.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely owner who explained the area in depth upon check in and even organised the night cemetery tour at a great rate for me. It is very clean throughout the premises and felt very comfortable and private in the capsule. Both the mattress and pillow were comfortable and clean. It is a short pleasant 10 minute walk to the main area which can be accessed through the cemetery which is incredible. Would highly recommend staying here, great alternative to the expensive temple stays that I heard are quite overrated. I didn't have the optional breakfast so cannot comment on the food. Absolutely loved my stay in beautiful Koyasan!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top location if you want to go for the 6am buddhist chanting ceremony or the cemetery, can easily reach every point from there; staff was super friendly and provided a lot of valuable information about koyasan and the area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff who are knowledgeable about the area and are extremely friendly. Also they make an amazing breakfast!
Cons: Absolutely nothing to complain about.
Rengein - Kōya
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9.6 Excellent (49 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Rengein in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Kongobuji Temple. This ryokan is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Koyasan University and 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Konpon Daito Pagoda.
Koyasan Syukubou Fudouin - Kōya - Building
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9.2 Excellent (433 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Koyasan Syukubou Fudouin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Karukayado Temple. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The dinner and breakfast were so good that I was genuinely surprised. Highly recommended for those who would love a quality Buddhist retreat.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great food Very well maintained
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed the comfortable room, helpful staff and fantastic Japanese vegetarian food. It felt very calming and fulfilling to to attend the daily morning Buddhist ceremony.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great experience
Cons: Everything, athmosphere, place, food and service spot on!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The vegetarian meal served for dinner and breakfast was amazing, and a nice little bathhouse to wash up and relax in. Taking part in the morning service was a great experience.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The monks were super polite, extremely welcoming and friendly. We were invited to attend the morning ceremony for ancestors which were a unique, well explained experience. The food they served was by far the best I had in Japan - truly fine dining experience. Greatly recommended.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place. Fantastic food and atmosphere. You have to let yourself in for a buddhist experience.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Food is superb (Best meal in Japan). Staff is wonderful. Rooms are large and comfortable. Surroundings are very beautiful and peaceful. Transportation is easy.
Cons: 2 things to note, but no big deal: 1- Bathrooms are shared and you have to go naked. Pretty standard in japan, may put off some people not used to it. 2- Beds are not made until you are done with the dinner. (Since you sleep on the floor, "not made" = no bed at all) This may be inconvenient if you want to rest laying down when you arrive.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming, well organized monastery. We really enjoyed spending some down time there.
Koyasan Syukubo Ekoin - Kōya
5
9.0 Excellent (1,664 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Koyasan Syukubo Ekoin in Koya (Ito), you'll be steps from Karukayado Temple and 11 minutes by foot from Kongobuji Temple. Featured amenities include a computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Jokiin - Kōya
6
9.0 Excellent (1,169 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jokiin, you'll be centrally located in Koya, within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Konpon Daito Pagoda. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience of staying at a “pilgrin lodging” was awesome. Staff was caring at every detail.
Cons: There were maybe too much people staying at the same time, which makes the experience a bit less charming as it could be.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful, felt original, great atmosphere. Very clean.
Cons: Nothing, everything was as expected
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing experience, thank you jokiin
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, amazing staff! What a warm and inviting environment! Highly recommended.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff Perfect location Good english Not the most beautiful or luxurious temple lodging of the 52 in Koyasan, but definitely a good one! We enjoyed our stay very much and recommend it to everyone! Dinner and breakfast, and the morning ceremony were a true experience.
Cons: /
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super kind staff, amazingly lavish vegan dinner and breakfast, public bath was empty
Cons: It was pretty expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at Jokiin for one night, which included vegetarian breakfast and dinner. We are not vegetarians, but enjoyed both meals. Highly recommend waking up for the morning prayers, which were easily the most special part of the experience. Also recommend asking about the nighttime cemetery tour, which is led by another monastery for English-speakers. It was interesting to have a guided tour and learn more from the monk, as well as to see the cemetery and temple at night (also, besides seeing other temples or using the onsen, there’s not much to do at night after dinner!). Overall, would highly recommend Jokiin.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible experience and super friendly staff.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The overall experience was amazing
Cons: Nothing
Sojiin - Kōya - Building
7
8.9 Excellent (746 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sojiin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Danjo Garan Temple. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing temple with delicious dinner (incredibly big) and breakfast. Shared bathtub was nice and clean. Good wifi connection.
Cons: If you don't speak Japanese you probably should choose different temple. Staff doesn't speak English at all which can make things little bit uncomfortable especially if it's your first temple stay.
6.8 Good
Pros: excellent
Cons: some more information and some activities like meditation
7.5 Good
Pros: Great vegetarian meals
Cons: Has become a bit too commercial? No contact with the chief monk at the morning service. Not even a sign of recognition of our presence in the room.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing food. Amazing experience. We were upgraded because they weren’t busy which was an extra bonus. I was worried this could be a tourist trap and a bit sceptical as felt it was a bit expensive but the room was beautiful and the upgraded room had a private hot tub and bathroom which was luxurious. We discovered the heated floor mats in the morning which would be amazing on a cool day. The dinner and breakfast were beautiful and service was friendly. Overall we had a wonderful time visiting Koyasan and staying in Sojiin.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sojiin is truly perfect. The en-suite room was just lovely, with view on a lovely Zen garden. The food was also so so so good and the monks are really nice and speak very good English. The 6am prayer was a great experience. We loved it!
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: As we were there in the low season they upgraded Us to a beautiful suite, with view on a inner garden and amazing private bath.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent stay in a very relaxing atmosphere. The dinner was excellent and a real discovery. An vegetarian menu that was tasty and very filling. We enjoyed the fact that we could order a good bottle of wine to go with our dinner. A great place to go with kids or as a couple.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Dinner was excellent, breakfast was a little bland
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host gave us an room upgrading , so we could enjoy the whole garden view and much more space to relax,it was amazing! Thanks so much!
Kumagaiji - Kōya - Building
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8.8 Excellent (967 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Koyasan Syukubo Kumagaiji in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Kongosanmaiin Temple. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very unique experience. Great food. Perfectly placed and easy to reach. The staff is very nice and helpful.
Cons: Beds are not super comfortable, but they are the traditional ones. It is a tad expensive, but not more than other temples in the area.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: I LOVED my time at Kumagaiji. The facilities were incredibly modern and clean, and a quick dip in the public bath after dinner was very refreshing. All the monks and staff were helpful and polite. Dinner and breakfast were fantastic. And the temple is very close to the cemetery, so it's convenient if you're doing the night time tour. Thank you very much!
Cons: My only complaint was that the futon was maybe a little too thin, but that is of course personal preference.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: A couple days before arriving we received a very useful message with tips regarding how to get there etc. The welcome process is perfect, they explain the mountain, the activities... It’s great. And, surprisingly, they speak the best English you’ll hear in Japan. The Head Monk is nice and funny and all the other monks are sweet, nice and helpful.
Cons: The “beds” are too thin and we didn’t sleep very well. It’s a temple though, not a hotel!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I loved the chief monk and his sense of humor, the peace and non- commercial atmosphere compared to the temple next door. The garden and surroundings were beautiful and zen. Great vegan dinner!! The morning ceremony, especially the fire ceremony was awesome. The location was perfect.
Cons: They could also refresh the wall paper in the rooms since they renovated the bathrooms and other shared facilities. But overall good stay and I will definitely go back there soon( I’m a tour guide in Japan).
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Exactly what I was hoping and expecting from one of these temple stays, based on my research. I was satisfied with what I got for the price. There were really good explanations and guidance available at all points, and the ceremonies I witnessed were great, as was the food. It's conveniently located for the Okunoin night tour.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was really nice!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Loved the food (both dinner and breakfast)! Also enjoyed being a part of the morning prayers and fire ritual. The location was fantastic, especially if you wish to do a night cemetery tour.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Stay in Kumagaiji was probably the most memorable stay of our whole Japan trip. We travelled with two kids, and were worried a bit how will it work for us with early stay and traditional rooms/sleep, but our kids loved it! Most powerful experience of our stay, defenitely. Since there is a lot of lodge temples one could choose from, it was a difficult choice. Our reason to choose Kumagaiji is because it looked as it could be less crowded, less 'western' and more traditional than others, and a bit on the outskirts of Koyasan. And it was - we really loved our stay and would love to come again. A big thank you to our hosts for letting us get a glympse of their life.
Cons: -
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Monks are very kind and helpful and, generally, they speak a good English. Dinner and breakfast, even if vegans, have a good flavor and a great quality, a monk explained us how, each dish, was made and which was the ingredients. There is a wide onsen inside the temple. The temple is just a few steps away the Eko-in temple, that organizes the nocturnal visit at the Okuno-in cemetery, so you can get out at the last moment to join to the rest of the participants (if you want to make this experience, and I recommend you to do that, I suggest you to book it, in advance, by web because there is a discount). Rooms are plain but clean, cozy and comfortable (sadly our rooms looked out at the street and not at the internal garden). The morning and fire ceremonies are unmissable (even if a bit touristy).
Cons: Pillows were too hard, for me was not an issue but, for someone, it might be.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, amazing experience with the morning fire ceremony
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lady that greeted us and brought us to our room was very nice. The food they prepared was wonderful, the baths were nice, the beds were very comfortable. It's a great location a block from a historic graveyard that is beautiful to stroll down.
Cons: Nothing
Koyasan Syukubo Zofukuin - Kōya
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8.7 Excellent (896 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Koyasan Syukubo Zofukuin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Koyasan Daishi Kyokai. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Koyasan Zofukuin - Kōya - Bar
10
8.7 Excellent (891 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Open from 2017 and located in Mount Koya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zoufukuin offers a traditional Japanese-style accommodation housed within a Buddhist temple. Guests can reach Zoufukuin in 10 minutes by bus from Koyasan Station to Reihokanmae Bus Stop. Koyasan Reihokan Museum is a minute's walk from Zoufukuin, while Kongobuji is a 5-minute walk away. Koyasan Daishikyokai is a 2-minute walk away and Koyasan University is 5 minutes away on foot. Kansai International Airport is 40 km from the property. All rooms are Japanese-style rooms and include bathrobes. The bathroom is shared. Guests with a meal plan will be provided with local traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. There is a convenience store within a 3-minute walk from the property.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location near of many main sights around the area. Lodging has a beautiful garden which some of the rooms have a direct view. Staff speak quite limited english, but you feel welcome and taken care of on your stay. Buddhist cuisine Shojin ryori was plenty and well prepared. Early Buddhist ceremony was also special and interesting to be part of.
Cons: It’s quite expensive overall, but that’s how the temple lodgings are in this area.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I absolutely loved the vegetarian dinner. Since I am a vegetarian, I have a very hard time travelling around Japan. This was one of my best Japanese style dinners in all of Japan!
Cons: I would have preferred better toilets. But that's just me. I had an amazing experience overall.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The welcoming was excellent, the atmosphere is nice, the organisation perfect. We enjoyed watching the ceremony at 6.30 a.m. and the presentation of the meal. I really recommend this place for an experience in Koyasan.
Cons: The price is high. The onsen is open from 4 to 10 p.m., therefore not in the morning.
7.0 Good
Pros: It was quite an experience staying at a monastery, we very much enjoyed the rituals: the excellent vegetarian food, the morning prayer, the onsen,... and the quiet surrounding the place, which I found could be best enjoyed sitting on the bench facing the lovely Japanese garden.
Cons: Expensive!
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The bathroom.
Cons: We got loss and arrived at 7 pm with 4 kids and they refuse to provide some food even though we paid half board. We have to walk around in the middle of the rain to find something to eat. Staff is very rude. Poor service. The most expensive bed and breakfast I've been.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful contemplating atmosphere all around, delucious meals, traditional rooms and possibility to observe morning prayer. We took Japanese style room, which I recommend especially for tourists from abroad. Very friendly atmosphere but that's the norm in Japan :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Reihokan bus stop right in front of the temple so easy access to and from Kōyasan station. Located between Kongobuji and Danjo Garan and across the street from Reihokan museum. ~20 min walk to Ichi no Hashi, the first bridge of Okunoin. Along the walk are local souvenir shops. Beautiful temple, garden, rooms and grounds. The ceremony hall is also very beautiful, try to catch the morning ceremony if you can at 06:30. Air conditioning available in room although not needed much when I went as it was pretty cool in the mountains despite it being mid-July. Very peaceful environment with flowing water outside and surrounded by nature. Neat wearing a Yukata, although be aware that it’s technically a bath robe so don’t show up in it to the morning ceremony. Public baths and a small onsen are from 16:00-22:00. I went early around 16:00 and had the space all to myself. Super soothing in the onsen especially after all the walking and travelling. Yukata, towels, toothbrushes, shampoo, and body wash included. Food was good. All vegetarian which was actually quite welcome since I’d been on an onigiri/bread diet with the occasional vitamin jelly drink during my travels. Your name is labeled on the table with your food. Monks were very nice, accommodating and communicated well in English. They let me check in before the allowed time when I arrived too early and kept my luggage when I wanted to see a few more things after check out.
Cons: Walls can be a little thin, but people were pretty respectful and it was quiet at night. Also, have bug spray. Nothing about the property but since it’s the mountains you can’t avoid bugs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The garden has a small water fountain that gives off a soothing sound when we open the windows. It was very relaxing to sleep with the sound of running water. The building is also very clean and well kept. The meal was delicious and wonderful.
Cons: Everything was great
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It was a very nice stay. The location is very convenient, and both the breakfast and dinner were delicious. The morning prayer ceremony was a wonderful way to start the day. The staff was very generous about storing luggage for a few hours before and after check in/out and quickly answered all communications.
Cons: Nothing "not to like", just remember that you are in a somewhat basic temple. The rooms are very comfortable, but how quiet it is will depend entirely on the other guests (although it seems most people realize this and behave more or less appropriately). There is an atmospheric but small garden, though no "grounds" to speak of.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Really nice room and dinner. The garden is really beautiful and relaxing.
Cons: Bit expensive but cheap if you compare with the other options in Koyasan.
Koyasan Saizenin - Kōya - Building
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8.6 Excellent (909 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Koyasan Saizenin in Koya (Ito), you'll be steps from Danjo Garan Temple and 5 minutes by foot from Konpon Daito Pagoda. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Peaceful and quiet
Cons: Public bathrooms.
7.0 Good
Pros: The morning pray was a good experience.
Cons: We didn't like to sleep in a room from which you hear the frogs of the pond like if they were inside the room. It was very hard to get asleep with such a loud noise.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: It was amazing! The food was fantastic and they did everything they could to accommodate us. I'd recommend staying for two nights. We stayed for one and the visit went by so fast that it was hard to see everything in the time we had. The onsen in the temple was great after a hot sticky evening of walking around.
Cons: Everything with the property was great. The booking website was a little confusing, we messed up and booked one room for one person and didn't realize you have to pay per person even though you're in the same room. We had to scramble a little when we got there, but thankfully they were able to accommodate. Just pay extra close attention if you book online!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A real experience! Join the morning mediation! The dinner is a real surprise. They have a really nice senten and no personal showers.
Cons: After 21:00 you can't leave or enter the building.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The traditional way monks live. Attending a monk ceremony. Lovely versatile food. Onsen bath. Included luggage garding.
Cons: Television is not suited for the room, since it supposed to be a traditional stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful and big room, full of tradition Beautiful cerimony in the morning
Cons: Considering the turists, I would suggest having someone who talk a bit of english
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I had expectations going in, I won't lie. I was pleasantly surprised with everything! I highly recommend people to medidate with the monks in the morning. Such a great experience :)
Cons: Not so much not liking, but I wasn't expecting the compound to close at 9pm. Not a huge problem as we made the most out of the day! I can see how it could annoy some people.
6.8 Good
Pros: Character of the place
Cons: The room was very damp and smelled
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice to stay in a temple. Giant family room (actualy 3 separate rooms connected) with garden view (we had our private garden). Great location makes visiting Koyasan easy. A communal bath with nice hot onsen.
Cons: Dinner and breakfast are well prepared and look great, but the taste is not our cup of tea. We missed the contact with the monks and the morning ceremony is quit touristy, with seats in the temple. Staying in the temple feels more like staying in a hotel.
Yochiin - Kōya
12
8.6 Excellent (663 reviews)
Overview
Situated the closest temple to Kongobuji temple that includes Danjo Garan temple complex, and also to some convenience stores, it is a temple lodging where you can have Shojin vegan dishes and join a morning service.
Fumonin - Kōya - Building
13
8.6 Excellent (238 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Fumonin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Kongobuji Temple. This ryokan is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Koyasan University and 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Konpon Daito Pagoda.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: A great thing to do if you're travelling in this area of Japan – as in the whole affair, not just staying there. The rooms are rokyan style, so you sleep on a futon on the floor, you can observe the morning prayer session, wear traditional Japanese robes and have a public bath (you will be in the nip for the last part!). The vegan dinner and breakfast are delicious and it's very easy to wander around the main sights Koyasan from the temple.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect. Food are good
Cons: Nth
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great place to relax! People are super friendly and inside it you really feel like in a temple
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful spacious room that had an authentic Japanese feel. A real privilege to be invited into that special space. A very convenient location. Loved the inner garden .
Cons: I was not thrilled with the vegan food but it was an experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, building architecture, interior design, hospitality, and traditional Japanese amenities.
Cons: The 9:00 AM curfew, but understand why it is a rule.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Modern facilities, spacious traditional Japanese bedroom with green tea and cake on arrival, Yukata robe provided. Beautiful grounds and garden although you could only view this from indoors, lovely temple for morning prayers and good central location close to bus sto
Cons: It was a little pricey but I think most of the temple accommodation in the area is expensive. You could only shower in the public onsen but again I think this is typical of the Japanese Ryokan properties. Check out was very early at 9am
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Austere / in a good way: felt authentic, including meals, which were very good.
Cons: Curfew very restrictive (seemed another popular property’s curfew was 1 or 2 hours later).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean & great vegan food
8.8 Excellent
Pros: At arrival they had made tea in our room, that was very nice. During dinner they make your futon beds. Also they explain everything like the time dinner and breakfast is served, opening hours of the onsen and how to use the equipment in your room. The staff is very friendly, they gave us umbrella's because of the rainy weather. Overall a great experience.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you're looking for a Shukobu (temple lodging) this is one of many on Koya. I highly recommend to assist the morning prayers (even though they start at 06.30), and immediately after, your breakfast is served. In the evening dinner is great. The premises are very quiet, curfew at 09 p.m. Staff is very friendly, English or any other language may be a bit of an obstacle, but if you make a little effort ... you'll have a great stay
Cons: all i expected !!
Hotel Nosegawa - Nosegawa - Building
14
8.5 Excellent (309 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Nosegawa in Nosegawa, you'll be 19.5 mi (31.4 km) from Mount Koyasan and 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Gomasan Sky Tower. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: I enjoyed the experience of a traditional hotel (ryokan). I enjoyed the public bath and onsen. Comfortable futon to sleep in. The japanese dinner was a good experience, evem though we did not enkoy all the dishes.
Cons: The road accesses are very poor, much worse than I expected. At breakfast, they could have the option of some western produces not just the japanese menu. Chaotic reception, with lots of products on sale
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dinner and breakfast were fabulous and we were served in a dining room that had chairs (oh joy!). The staff were great and we were given a ride back to the Kohechi in the morning. I'd stay here again.
Cons: I prefer private to public onsens, but oh well.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: All the staff were happy, friendly and helpful. Great Japanese style room which was very comfortable with own private toilet and shower facilities. The onsens had lovely views of the mountainside and stream, and was filled with lots of natural light. Great location in the countryside, in the mountains region of Wakayama prefecture.
Cons: The mountain roads to reach the hotel were narrow and often of single-lane.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Of the 2 weeks in Japan, this is the best hotel we stayed in. Located in the middle of the forest by a small clear stream, it is as secluded and close to nature you can get. Getting there is a bit of a drive through narrow, winding road through the amazing forest. The hotel is very nice, VERY clean, and includes everything you need for a comfortable stay. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Nothing much to do around the hotel but hike and enjoy the surrounding nature. Koyasan is about 45 km away by car.
Cons: None.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great waterfall out the window. Breakfast was good
Cons: Coffee was expensive and not included in breakfast. Dinner was geeat but expensive
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Traveling through rural Nara, we were drawn to the very well-maintained hotel in isolated Nosegawa Village through the excellent reviews - and were not disappointed. The meals were really excellent (along with the local sake and Slovakia wines) and the hotel is an oasis for travelers walking the Kumano trail. The indoor onsen is well maintained and simple. The room is comfortable and air-conditioning / heating very good. There isn't much to do on foot around the hotel, and when driving, the stretches of roads leading there is fairly narrow and requires attention. It was a good stop. We stayed two nights and both dinners were prepared with great attention.
Cons: nil
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Property looks a bit old from the outside but inside facilities and room is clean and comfortable. Free parking outside property.
Cons: Property is a bit secluded and far away but if you are travelling around or at nearby attractions, this ryokan is worth considering.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Hotel Nosegawa is a hidden gem in the mountains with wonderful bedroom views overlooking the river and waterfall. The rooms are traditional Japanese and a good size. Our room had a private toilet and sink but not a shower . The showers are Onsen style and with shampoo/ hairdryer provided. The breakfast is included and is traditional Japanese but very tasty. There are plenty of meal choices for dinner but last orders are 7.30pm. Access to the hotel is by fairly narrow mountain roads and better to tackle this in daylight. There are walks and a spectacular town called Koyasan within 1/2 hr. The staff were the friendliest I have ever come across in any hotel and we were made to feel very welcome. The staff are also very keen to say a few words in English. I thoroughly recommend this hotel for a weekend stay.
Cons: Not a negative point but people should be aware that the showers are single sex open showers so there is no privacy (if that is an issue).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious breakfast, friendly and enthusiastic staff, very quiet, good location just besides the river, very suitable for a short time of retreat. Beautiful window view of snow.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Quiet remote property ideal for Kumano Kodo hike. Good onsen and excellent dinner. Charming traditional tatami rooms.
Jimyo-In - Kōya
15
8.5 Excellent (186 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Jimyo-in in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Karukayado Temple. This ryokan is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kongosanmaiin Temple and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Kongobuji Temple.
Henjokoin - Kōya
16
8.4 Excellent (62 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Henjokoin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Karukayado Temple. Free self parking is available onsite.
Henjosonin - Kōya - Building
17
8.2 Excellent (205 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Henjosonin in Koya (Ito), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mount Koyasan and Koyasan Daishi Kyokai. This ryokan is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Koyasan Reihokan Museum and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Konpon Daito Pagoda.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very welcoming, and the place is very nice. Room's are comfortably big. Dinner and breakfast were certainly an experience!! The public bath they had was amazing and free to use, very clean and the perfect thing before bed. I found the morning ceremony really interesting and again another great experience!
Cons: Slightly further out than expected but it is hard to judge scale sometimes! However it is right near some great sights.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The temple is locate in good location, dinner and breakfast is good.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location is superb. It is across the street from 坛上珈蓝,and minutes from 金刚峰寺。As a. matter of fact, you can pretty much hike everywhere. The food is delicious. For an all-vegetarian cusine, the tast and tbe presentation far more impressedme.
Cons: there isn'tanythinng i dont like,buy it wss just too cold when we got there in March
4.5 Okay
Pros: Location / beautiful temple
Cons: Gardens not well kept. Food was average and staff not knowledgeable about the dishes that were served. Very uncomfortable futon and a bit scruffy and stuffy room compared to a different Shokubo I have been to in Koyasan. The shower in the men's bath had not enough pressure. We didn't expect a hotel level of facilities and service, but for the price we payed ... We wouldn't recommend this place to a friend, better places to stay in the area,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place, excellent atmosphere and facilities
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Awesome onsen and food! Spacious room, friendly staff and nice view on the garden.
Cons: The rooms are a little bit dated and it can be cold.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful space; definitely not a hotel but something much more special. Staff were welcoming, the Onsen was gorgeous (I think they switch the males and females each day so that the amazing view from the windows in the upstairs Onsen is shared). Plentiful food served at 7.30am and 6pm. You can observe the morning ceremony at 6.30am.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Excellent room and facilities and friendly staff.
Cons: The breakfast and dinner didn't meet our expectations but was still enough to keep us full.
6.3 Good
Pros: We stayed in this temple for 2 nights. The breakfast and dinner were good and the room was nice and spacious. It was also easily accessible by public transport and had a central location in Koyasan.
Cons: We felt that the staff was doing the "ryokan like" service as something extra besides their religious duties. Therefore, the service is not completely on par with normal ryokans. In addition, the public bath was somewhat dirty on the second day.
Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin - Kōya - Building
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8.1 Excellent (1,344 reviews)
6.3 Good
Pros: Being able to be part of the morning prays was an amazing experience
Cons: Too expensive considering the simple bedroom
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Sleeping in an old Japanese bouddhist temple is just awesome ! A good experience in a great location !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is great, nice garden, very quiet, nice hot springs. It is well located to discover Koyasan. We had dinner there also, very typical, great veg experience. Good space to park the car outside
Cons: Overall, staff is nice but front desk team could be more friendly.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A great experience in a beautiful place!
Cons: the rooms are a bit small for 4 persons
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just so lovely, peaceful and beautiful! I liked to get some rest after the onsen and to sit down and just only look at the garden. The morning ceremony was lovely as was the chanting. The onsen were lovely. We had dinner with our children and we - also our both girls- just loved the food. Beautiful presented as it was, very friendly woman who gave us dinner and prepared our beds. Despite the continuing rain we just loved it!
6.8 Good
Pros: The location of this skukubo is perfect to visit Koyasan.
Cons: We didn’t find the people at this place particular friendly & helpful. It bit to obvious that it’s all about getting a much as possible money out of tourists. Our experience in other places such as Takayama was way better in that aspect.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff at the reception was quite 'business-like", but the rest of the staff was very welcoming, warm, and extremely friendly. Great onsen, the place itself is wonderful. The food (vegetarian) was amazing (and I'm a meat eater!!!)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great onsen and beautiful place to stay at.
7.5 Good
Pros: The morning Buddhist pray by 3-4 monks are nice. It starts at 6 am and continues for 45 minutes. We are not forced to join and free to come in the middle or leave earlier. This is the essence of this stay and the cost is included in the charge. Please do not miss it!
Cons: The onsen bath was only in the late afternoon and evening. If extended to the morning, that would be much nicer.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location was very good. Also the atmosphere was nice. There were not much facilities and beds were very thin (as you might read in previous reviews). But you should not expect a real hotel with all the service and facilties, you sleep in a temple with monks. The staff was very friendly, the garden was serene.
Cons: Paying for coffee felt a bit outrageous since the hotel was already very expensive.
Unkai no Sato no Yado - Nosegawa
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8.3 Excellent (34 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a Japanese-style garden, Unkai no Sato no Yado is located 35 minutes by car from Koyasan Station. This guest house offers luggage storage space and a restaurant. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. The rooms are equipped with an electric kettle. Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. Complimentary tea is provided. Barbecue facilities can be arranged at an additional cost. A breakfast is served either at the on-site restaurant or at the guest room. Mt. Koyasan is a 20-minute drive from the property, while Kumanohongu Shrine is a 95-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Kansai International Airport, 47 km from the accommodation.
4.3 Okay
Pros: Positive was the with care prepared dinner. Also the wifi connection was good.
Cons: This accommodation is not suitable for the winter. Only the room was heated (airconditioning with heating option) which was installed the day before arrival. All common areas including toilet, bathroom, hall do not have any heating, which is very uncomfortable in the mountains where it gets really cold. To go to our room, we had to go through another guest room. The second night of our stay a couple was staying in the other room. Rooms were separated by very thin walls and there is some open space near the ceiling. You can hear everything basically. Also, the room through which we needed to pass is used as a restaurant in the morning (from 6.30) for people visiting the nearby mountaintop when there are no other guests. You have to choose which time you want to use the shower (in the morning or evening) and there is a sheet of paper with all the rules you need to stick to. Not recommended. All in all it was not a pleasant stay and we will not come back. It was our most expensive stay in Japan (we stayed in other Ryokans and regular hotels) and it was by far the least comfortable of all. It was on a public holiday so that might have influenced the pricing as well.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Izumoto-san's hospitality, really good food, the isolated locale
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A little, cozy mountain house in the outskirts of Mount Koya. Perfect place to explore mount Koya and the surroundings from. The landlady was the nicest ever. Fixed me dinner and breakfast and served it, in a truly remarkable way. Plus she gave me a ride back to Mount Koya in the morning!!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great dinner and lovely host
Cons: Without a car it is a bit hard to get around
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The food was fantastic and being able to assist in the cooking made the evening a lot more memorable. I learned a lot about Japanese culture through cooking.
Cons: The inn if far from any regular public transportation, a method of transportation is recommended if you are staying here. As much as I like hiking, a 3 hour walk from Koya with my backpack through the mountain was rough. The views during the hike did make up for the long journey.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The host is an excellent cook. The dinner was great. We had enough room for our family and the host is very uncomplicated. We had a good parking for our car.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The inn is located in a small village nearby Koyasan. The neighbourhood is very silent and relaxing. The landlady is very kind and cooked excellent local food for dinner.
5.5 Okay
Pros: The owner is very friendly and a great chef. Had a delicious dinner!
Cons: The futon bed was only 3 centimetres thick so I didn’t really sleep. I don’t mind to share a bathroom with other guests but as it is a family bathroom (guests and owner) there were some rules to follow. I wanted to go hiking, but there are no trails from the accommodation, so you have to take the once a day bus, or arrange a taxi ride with the -very friendly- owner. The accommodation and location was a disappointment for me. Luckily I did enjoy a wonderful dinner :-)
7.0 Good
Pros: We loved the owner of the B&B, Kaako! She was very welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious.
Cons: We thought the room was a bit overpriced. The accommodation is quite hard to reach (bit in the middle of nowhere), not possible to reach with public transportation. No shops or restaurants close by.
Sekishoin - Kōya - Lobby
20
7.7 Good (1,742 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at KOYASAN SEKISHOIN in Koya (Ito), you'll be steps from Kongosanmaiin Temple and 12 minutes by foot from Kongobuji Temple. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, lovely place to sleep in, close to cementary. Very interesting to be part of the monks morning rituals, Nice diner and breakfast.
Cons: Traditional beds are very hard, this is always the case but please be aware of this :)
4.5 Okay
Pros: Great location
Cons: The room was not clean enough with strong stomach-turning smell of dampness.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautifull place, friendly monks and the food was very Nice as Well. Good place to feel Zen. Good location to Explore the nearby cemetery.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Damn Daniel, We recently stayed at your shrine “accommodation”. Though the surrounding area is beautiful, sleeping is quite a challenge. Our bedroom was overrun with gigantic spiders, perhaps the largest I’ve ever seen. At first, I thought I had a warped view of reality, but after an hour-long battle, punctuated with the clattering of books and whipping of towels, I managed to kill it before it killed me. It’s a dog eat dog world and I do hope you forgive me for the brain splatter on the floor. Before drifting off, I noticed a concerning sign which said our radiator may spontaneously leak gas if touched. Later, I awoke from my sweaty 4 hour slumber to find there had been a power outage and the fan had died. There were numerous signs warning us of angry staff who were bald, but strictly not monks. These bald men were elusive and clever, and resulted in our justified paranoia. A small child, perhaps 1/3rd the size of me, taught us one evening how to unlock every room door by reaching our hand through the large gaps and unlocking it from the inside. He was scarily clever for his size and age. A warm abode for arachnids, thieves, and rude bald people.
6.8 Good
Pros: It’s a very well situated temple next to the Okunoin cemetery, it’s quiet and the food is good.
Cons: It felt too much like a business. For example the 30mn mornings ceremony over, we were pushed to breakfast. I understand that it is annoying to have tourists in your temple all the time and they probably need the tourism money to preserve the space, but it was a bit disappointing
7.5 Good
Pros: Magic location and experience (we were all dressed up like monks)
Cons: Shared bathroom weren’t so clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was helpful and kind!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone is lovely and helpful, the meals are delicious, the surrounds are beautiful and peaceful, the rooms are clean and comfortable. This is a really lovely place to stay. They also have no problem with tattoos in the bathing areas, which is great.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location and authentic (adapted) temple with monks and food.
Cons: A bit too much accommodations now, less intimacy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Right next to Okunoin cemetery ! Beautiful paintings and hotel.
Cons: The staff spoke very little English so it made it a little tougher checking in