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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Had a long day with temples and graves. Cheched in and had a public bath. Wonderful and restorative. Dinner was great (vegan). Slept early because there is not much else to do in this holy mountain. Prefer normal bed. TV ok but no foreign stuff. Lovely inn and lovely experience. Toilet en suite. Bath public but great.

Thank Lankylee
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Before deciding to stay overnight at an active Buddhist temple, you have surely overnighted in ryokan style lodging somewhere in Japan (if not then you must do that first). Henjoson-in is a Buddhist temple that has opened up to allow visitors to stay overnight and to a certain extent, experience what life is like inside an actual Buddhist temple. Staying...

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Bodo, Norway
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 1 night at the start of September 2014. After some effort to find the place we was amazed by the beautiful exterior of the temple. Nice zen garden and a wooden temple. Tip for people traveling to Koya san: Do not bring large suitcases. Have the hotel send them to your next destination...

1Thank Lekang
Genoa, Italy
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We have been there the night of August the 13th, during the canfdle light festival. Great location for an amazing night. The temple was extremely clean, the room was really amazing and on top of that the onsen was awesome. The monks were helpful. A bit overpiced I would say compared with all the other accomodation we tried. A great...

2Thank lumilupi
Perpetually planning our next adventure
Reviewed 29 May 2013

So when my husband told me we were going to stay at a buddhist monastery/temple, I thought the accommodations would be simple and modest. Little did I know that we were going to be in a newly renovated section of the temple with a beautiful private bath and a really large and comfortable room. Gorgeous view of the garden from...

2Thank PeckCheck
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Going to Koyasan and overnighting in a Buddhist temple is an absolute must do for any serious traveller to Japan. We looked at a few places and settled on the Henjosonin mainly because they had availability for the one night we would be at Mt Koya. We booked through Japanese Guest Houses who made our reservation without charging us a...

7Thank yungkara
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 September 2012

It was not easy to get to Koyasan from Sin Osaka Station but it tuned out to be really worthwhile. In our case, we changed the line from JR to Nankai Express at Shinmamiya Station. The station ticketing counter gave us a convenient round trip ticket including cable car and bus. It took abut 80 minutes to arrive at Gokurakubashi...

1Thank VincentePaulo
San Francisco
Reviewed 29 June 2012

A wonderful place to stay: clean, quiet, convenient, very close to major attractions; most monks do not speak English (the receptionist does). This hotel accepts credit cards. You also can order a taxi to visit distant temples and to reach the cable car station. It's not very easy to get there, so you need to plan your trip carefully. Anyway,...

1Thank War-chique
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2010

We stayed one night at Henjosonin during our visit to the stunningly beautiful Koyasan. The monks were very hospitable, and even though we knew minimal Japanese and they knew minimal English we were able to communicate pretty well. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived to leave our bags. They checked us in instead despite being early,...

3Thank Saldesalsal

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Additional Information about Henjosonin

Address: 303 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $227 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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“The room is not quite the point; it's not why you would stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 2_Meter, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the newly renovated rooms with the private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles PeckCheck, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Make sure that your room is facing the temple garden.”
  • Japanese garden infront of the room
 of 5 bubbles VincentePaulo, 6 Sep 2012 | Read review
“If you do not like public bathrooms, make sure your room has one.”
 of 5 bubbles War-chique, 28 Jun 2012 | Read review
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