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Muryoko-in Temple

611 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2104
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A sad place that I would never recommend

I've stayed in many temple lodgings in various countries. To bottom-line this one for you, there... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
San Francisco, California
You'll either love it or really not!

I happened to really love this temple experience, my first in a ryokan and in a buddhist temple... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Welcome to Muryokoin in Koyasan A Shingon Temple and Shukubo in Kobo Daishi's Paradise. The history of Muryokoin goes back more than 1000 years. Muryokoin and Shicchiin have been two temple, which were located on different places in Koyasan and moved to its present location during the Meji period after a the big fire in 1888. The name of Muryokoin means temple of the immeasurable light. It refers to Amida Nyorai, which is the main deity of our temple. Amida is the Japanese name of Buddha Amitabha,. He is the Buddha of infinite lighte and thus of infinite life. Amitabha is working for the enlightenment of all sentient beings by visualising this world as paradise. He is located in the Taizo, Matrix Mandala in the West. Book a stay with us. Access Muryokoin's official WEB.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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611 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 736-56-2104

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've stayed in many temple lodgings in various countries. To bottom-line this one for you, there are so many other great lodgings in Koyasan, you should not pick this one. I don't write this review lightly. I went to great lengths to confirm with other...More

2  Thank SanFranMan2000
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I happened to really love this temple experience, my first in a ryokan and in a buddhist temple. The setting is beautiful and I loved the rituals and 'rules' and especially the morning-prayers. Meals (vegetarian) were bountiful and served by the novice monks and we...More

Thank waterfall21
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is a traditional Japanese/Buddhist style of accommodation so the room is very bare and simple. But that is why you stay here! It's a cultural experience in itself. I could have sat in my room for hours and not tired of the quaint beauty...More

Thank Haley M
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have stayed in Temples before in Nepal with the Muryoko-In Temple better catered for the modern tourist. If you can look beyond the lack of ensuite and the communal bathrooms than you will like this place. I guess it is a good introduction to...More

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed one night at this temple. To begin with the positive impressions: Our room was quite nice, especially because it appeared to be quite antique. The temple also hasa quiet little garden, and the morning ceremony was an interesting experience. But that's about all...More

1  Thank Lorenz M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Not sure if all the temples at Koyasan are this pretty, but certainly enjoyed our stay here. Kind and friendly monks, yummy food, and interesting post-service instruction and breakfast discussion from the head monk. Beautiful learning experience!

Thank slowbluecamera
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is my home temple and I always stay here when visiting koyasan. There is a daily service at 6AM each morning, when at one alter the goma fire service is preformed and at the other alter the ritsubo meditation is preformed while the monks...More

1  Thank saxtonrv
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I really love this temple, it feels like arriving at home. The rooms are Japanese style, with Tatami floors, sleeping on a futon, after soaking in the hot bath and enjoying dinner. For me, the highlight is the morning ceremony - before breakfast - which...More

1  Thank Ryokoo
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Muryoko in temple is almost a hotel but in a temple. They have separate rooms,you are served food by the young monks here so basically it is a hotel. Little expensive though.The vegetarian food was decent .

Thank Kunal T
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Having read other peoples reviews, I seriously wonder if we stayed at the same place. Yes, I know that there are levels of accommodation in Japan and yes, I know that temple stays are basic. However these people need to have a long slow meditation...More

6  Thank maxandcalgo
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