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Milan, Italy
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this is a temple, not a normal hotel or ryokan, so please set your expectations in terms of service to a lower level. The place is truly amazing, the internal gardens are pieces of art and the rooms are decorated with beautiful paints on the walls of paper. The rooms are quite cold, most of them are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The monk who showed us our room and the amenities spoke English just fine. And the head monk gave some explanation in English during both the evening and morning service (for the morning one, his English version of his "sermon" was noticeably shorter -- he told only 1 story rather than the 5 he told the Japanese audience). Our room... More 

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Edinburgh
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A unique experience in a quaint village in the mountains. The long arduous journey to get there was half the fun! However at Rengejoin there was no attempt by the monks to mix with the visitors at all. The girl at reception was business like and not particularly friendly. There is no English spoken. As a result, the visitors miss... More 

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Thank MalteserEdinburgh
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I would really recommend staying here for one night (not 2): the temple is beautiful, there are different gardens (humid and dry) and the global is experience is very interesting with the meditation and the ceremonies. The rooms are nice and traditional (rice paper sliding doors, futon, common onsen). Although it is definitely a business, it's not completely inauthentic as... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed here as recommended by a friend. The main consideration was the staff who could speak English. Our triple room was spacious. No ensuite but shared bathrooms. Loved the vegetarian dinner served by young monks. Their fellows who opened our futon beds were fun to chat with. We joined the evening meditation, sitting put for half an hour or so.... More 

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were so very surprised by the Temple "guest rooms" we and all around the gardens are 2 rooms with a lovely view out. They service dinner ( the best Japaness food I ever had) and breakfast (not so much to my liking). The Temple is very old with 10"" walls & doors must be close to 1000 yrs. of... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Pros: spacious temple, nice garden, common bath (with warm sentou-like pool to chill out but limited bath time from 7 to 9 pm once a day only, not in the morning), vegetarian shoujin-ryouri is good (dinner and braekfast is included but not enough for somebody who wants to eat a lot), good in-room heating (heater and kotatsu) because the whole... More 

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Coriano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I was in this temple with my family (me, my wife and two boys aged 14 and 12 years) for one night during our holiday in Japan. It 'was one of the best experiences of our lives. The temple is very nice, with many rooms overlooking the gardens, almost a maze inside, it gives a lot of peace. The monks... More 

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Brisbane
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The place itself is delightful, beautiful gardens, traditional architecture and is a working monastery with monks and ceremonies if that's your thing. The accommodation however is like camping and was not at all an enjoyable experience. Frankly I'd rather have stayed in a hotel but the Rengejoin in was part of my tour. The bathroom facilities were clean and fine... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

I really wanted to like this monastery experience but I could not. The futon on the floor was extremely thin and I could not sleep. I was expecting noise as I knew the walls were sliding panels but there were also "scurrying noises." I knew that the meals were vegetarian but there also wasn't a lot of food. So if... More 

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Additional Information about Rengejoin Temple

Address: 700Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Price Range: $113 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 48
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“Ask for view of gardens”
 of 5 bubbles MalteserEdinburgh, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms close to common sink and toilet area, ask for privacy (if you can)”
 of 5 bubbles Magurosuki, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles BrisbaneBrad, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I enjoyed sitting and relaxing in my room after walking, however the cheaper option without windows has the same quality of room.”
 of 5 bubbles JemmaH666, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“For those who need to use the toilet frequently at night, please ask for a room near the toilet. the shared toilet can be quite far away for some rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SoonKuan, 6 May 2014 | Read review
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