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Koyasan Syukubo Ekoin

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9.4

Excellent (205 ratings)

Wakayama Prefecture, Japan - 

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770 m Muryokoin Temple

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770 m Kongobuji Temple

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840 m Koyasan University

Hotel Overview

Koyasan Syukubo Ekoin is a traditional Japanese temple lodging located in Koyasan, offering guests a unique experience of staying in a Buddhist temple. It provides an opportunity to immerse in the serene and spiritual atmosphere of Koyasan, participating in Buddhist morning prayers and meditation sessions. The accommodation blends traditional hospitality with the tranquility of its sacred surroundings, making it a memorable stay for visitors.

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Hotel highlights

  1. Authentic Cultural Experience: Guests appreciate the genuine experience of staying in a temple, participating in morning prayers and meditation.
  2. Tranquil Location: The peaceful and scenic setting of Koyasan is highly praised by visitors, offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  3. Traditional Japanese Rooms: The traditional Japanese rooms, with tatami floors and futon beds, are enjoyed by guests for their authenticity and comfort.
  4. Vegetarian Cuisine: The traditional Buddhist vegetarian meals (Shojin Ryori) served here are highlighted as a unique and tasteful experience.
  5. Friendly and Accommodating Staff: Many reviews commend the staff for being welcoming, helpful, and able to provide insightful information about Koyasan and its traditions.
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Area for improvement

  1. Limited English: Some guests mention difficulties in communication as not all staff members are fluent in English.
  2. Early Curfew: The early curfew imposed by the temple lodging is noted as inconvenient by some visitors, especially those looking to explore the area at night.
  3. Basic Amenities: A few reviews point out that while the amenities provided are sufficient, they are quite basic compared to standard hotels.
  4. Seasonal Comfort: Guests have remarked that rooms can be cold in the winter and hot in the summer, due to limited climate control options.
  5. Shared Bathrooms: The communal bathrooms, while clean, are mentioned as a downside by guests who prefer more private bathroom facilities.

Amenities

Free WiFi

Parking included

Parking included

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Business services

Business services

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Electric car charging station on site

Free self parking on site

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Total 205 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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9.4

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expedia

205 Reviews

9.4 / 10

Hotel Quality

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The quality chart is based on how hotel ratings changed over time.

Dec, 2023Now

General Info

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Total number of rooms 35

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

24

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47

Upload

50

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Muryokoin Temple

770 m

Kongobuji Temple

770 m

Koyasan University

840 m

Koyasan Daishi Kyokai

980 m

Mount Koyasan

3.5 km

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Getting around

Gokurakubashi station

11 km

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Airports Nearby

Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX)

43.5 km

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Restaurants

角濱ごまとうふ総本舗

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精進料理丸万

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中央食堂さんぼう

630 m

一の橋観光センター

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養花天

630 m

Street View

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.2

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Coffee

$0.7 - $3.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $2.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$3.1 - $9.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1 - $1.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.9 - $3.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$24.5 - $42.9

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.2 - $15.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$4 - $5.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.8

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Public transport, monthly pass

$30.6 - $92.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$15.9 - $25

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$30.6 - $65.5

Weather In Wakayama Prefecture

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Precipitation In Wakayama Prefecture

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.517

PM1032

43

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets

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