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First, note the distribution of the reviews -- LP's recommendation notwithstanding, opinions differ widely about the Zenkoji Shukudo in Takayama.
Long ago, my wife and I lived in Japan for seven years altogether. We'd come back for a nostalgic month of travel. Budget travel for...More
This is a great hostel within the grounds of a temple. All the rooms are all Japanese style and very comfortable (complete with electric blankets.) The staff put in a lot of effort to introduce you to the hostel and are helpful. Good location and...More
I was drawn to the web site for this Temple and expected an atmospheric temple stay. We were deeply dissapointed as we are Buddhists from the UK and had chosen this place especially. It looks fab on their web site, but it is a bit...More
Very nice and unusual experience. The room was big, Japanese style (paper doors). Very clean. The beds had like an electric mattress (we slept like babies). It's more expensive than a backpacker hostel but we wanted to feel the experience on staying in a temple....More
The place is not well kept, there is no lock for your room,
There was a family who stayed beside my room and was very noisy, i could here almost everything they were talking about.
Location is a little bit of a walk from takayama...More