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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The temple grounds itself are beautiful, and the staff here were friendly. The room was a basic tatami room with shared bathroom facilities; all standard in a minshuku or temple. I was disappointed in the food - I found it was rather bland, and the...More

Thank Jay_BKK
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed with green tea and a tour of the temple when we arrived. The monks couldn’t do enough for us. Room was spacious and clean. Provided with yukata (casual kimono) to wear whilst we were staying. Although costs extra I would definitely...More

Thank Jacqui J
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations of what a shukubo stay would be. From the Monk's warm welcome accompanied by some green tea. Generous sized room. Shojin Ryori Cuisine, Wearing Yukata, The Whole Experience in fact. My highlight was the morning prayer. The mesmerising combined effect of incense...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We spent a night at Yochiin end of November 2016, during autumn with beautiful red maple leaves around Koyasan. There wasn't many tourists, therefore Yochiin was pretty quiet. The room is spacious and clean but freezing at night even with the heater. We enjoyed their...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Yochiin is central and well located. The temple itself has a small rock garden in the inner court yard. The rooms are large and have tatami mats, but noise can be an issue because the walls are thin, and the top of the partition between...More

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Response from Sweet-Dawn | Reviewed this property |
I think we did it through a booking web, but most of the temples don't have this option. In Yochiin they speak some English, so you can also e-mail them if you can't book through their web or a booking web.
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Response from Lihn T | Reviewed this property |
To visit Koyasan from Osaka, the best way is to buy Koyasan Heritage pass by Nankai Railway if you do not have a JR pass. The regular version of this pass costs about JPY2900 per person and the limited express one cost... More
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"I think all rooms are similar."
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"Despite the cost it seems best to book meals in advance as part of the package."
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"As it is a traditional temple there is only traditional rooms"
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"Ask for a room with a balcony, chairs and table if your yoga is not up to par."
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