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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always wanted to stay at a ryokan, mixing that with a buddhist temple it creates ultimate cultural experience of Japan. Everything was perfect, the room was amazing, the temple very clean, the monks were nice and helpful, just the food was a bit weird but as you know, in Rome be Roman. Early in the morning you must join...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last night. Very cold in Koyasan at this time of year, and given that we were staying at a temple (and they modestly say on their website not to expect the same level of service as at an onsen or hotel), we were delighted to find that this was such a fantastic experience. We were warmly greeted...

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2Thank emmajane20152015
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at Shojoshin-in for one night and it was great. The room was traditional to ryokan-style. Being a vegetarian, the feast put before us for dinner and breakfast was great. The manager (?) who greeted us could speak English sufficiently and was very friendly (even humouring my limited Japanese in some casual conversation). But don't be...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Shojoshin-in was a great place to stay at in early December. The traditional Japanese room warmed up quickly, was clean and comfortable with a kotatsu and tea. There is a shared bath which was hot and clean. There's toilets on each floor. If you're carrying heavy bags, there's a luggage lift to avoid using the stairs. There weren't many guests...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We booked a night at the Tourism Office in Koyasan for Shojoshin-in. We were told there were four rates depending on the room type and meal. We chose the cheaper room but better dinner and it was 10800 yen per person including tax. We were disappointed at the dinner. I did not even have enough food! They served the rice...

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2Thank GingerHZJiang
Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had the most wonderful night here. The monks were so welcoming and kind, every little detail was thoughtful - right down to hot water bottles being left in our beds while we were at dinner. The vegan food was the best I have ever had (I've been vegan for 6 years), even my meat eating husband was raving about...

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Thank Jodi G
London
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our accommodation was in a cottage (with its own little garden) across a driveway from the main temple. We had a spacious bedroom and sitting room (the latter even had a TV!) and although we had been warned that it would be cold there were heaters in both rooms, each bed had two duvets and we were very warm. We...

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Fairfax, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was a great place to stay the night in Koyosan! The location of the temple was great as it sits right at the entrance to the sacred Okuoin. Which was surreal to wonder around after dark with no one else around! The room was nice albeit basic. We didn't have a private toilet or shower. No big deal. Wasn't...

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2Thank Phishow
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Koyasan is such a beautiful place. My partner and I visited in mid-Novemeber and decided to stay at Shojoshin-in Temple for a night. We arrived a little bit before check in time. It was a little confusing to work out where reception was and had to ask a groundskeeper. We were allowed to check into our room straight away, although...

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Menton, France
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had read so many good reviews so were excited to have this experience. We had a nice very traditional room over looking the garden. Dinner was served in a large room but each group,was screened off from the other, rather lonely if a solo traveller. The meal was strictly vegetarian, such a shame the ingredients were not explained and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Shojoshin-in Temple

Address: 566 Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho 648-0291, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Ito-gun > Koya-cho
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Shojoshin-In Temple Hotel Koya-Cho
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“Travelled there on trains, cable car and bus from Osaka. Caught the limousine bus back to Kansai airport- cheaper, quicker, easier.”
 of 5 bubbles kfer7050, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the garden. Or at least not next to the bath.”
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“Free Wifi, Dinner and Breakfast included.”
 of 5 bubbles leINDIA, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms are very similar. Ours was very comfortable, although you have to get used to the Japanese futons!”
 of 5 bubbles Philip-vEG, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles Rachill_Conway, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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