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Reviewed 6 days ago

i was with a small group of 12 women to visit this temple overnight. We had a train ride, a cable car then a bus up a windy road to arrive at our destination. We had time to check in. All our rooms were adjoining...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 1 February 2018

A small group of expats living in Wakayama spent a weekend here. The staff weren7t overly friendly but we didn't care and enjoyed our stay here. We attended the evening meditation and some attended the morning ceremony. The meals were pretty tasty considering it was...More

Thank Siobhan F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Rengejoin and had high expectations of a night in a boudhist temple. When we entered we found staff at reception not very friendly and we were shown our room. One of a great number of rooms...... the futons were laid out...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was such an amazing experience. The temple is beautiful and so peaceful, we had no wifi which made it even better as we could just put our phones away and really take it all in. That evening we had our first meditation experience... not...More

Thank MnMDK
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The temple is lovely! Our room had a sitting area to enjoy the beautiful garden and sit and enjoy it we did. Accommodations are nice but not luxurious. The Buddhist meal was plentiful and good. We enjoyed meditation. Bring warm clothes! While it was warm...More

Thank Aaryn G
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Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
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Rengejoin Temple Hotel Koya-Cho
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Katie C
22 March 2018|
Response from Siobhan F | Reviewed this property |
quite early, around 7ish I think
Isabelita H
5 February 2016|
Response from HamishU88 |
Hi Isabelita, It's probably too late for you but you must book through the shukubo association which handles bookings for all of the koya-san temples. Cheers :)
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"I'm not sure you can reserve a room, our group of 12 had a 'wing' section all together with..."
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