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We booked our accommodation through email and it was easy as the temple has staff who can communicate in English. It was quite a distance to drag our luggage to the temple from the train station, but it was still manageable on foot. Looking for...More
We really enjoyed staying at the guesthouse. The room is very comfortable, the futons are great, it is very peaceful and staying in the middle of this extensive temple complex is very unique.
One thing to note is just getting there.. do not be guided...More
Staying at Shunkoin was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me! Shunkoin is located in a large temple complex in northwest Kyoto. The accommodations are Japanese-style, simple, clean, peaceful, and very quiet. Breakfast is not included, but there is a kitchen and common space for your use....More
Shunkoin Temple guest house let you experience the simple living style in a Buddhist temple. Yet, this temple also provides classes and teaching ZEN philosophy and meditation technique. The classes are in English and open to the public and affordable.
Unfortunately I stayed only one night in the temple. It was great. So quite and peaceful. The rooms are designed according traditional Japanese style. Clean and simple. AC / heating included. In the morning I attended a meditation class, which I can strictly recommend. Made...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport... More
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport number, time of arrival, etc. when you book with them.
My guidebook recommended emailing them, and that worked perfectly for me. You can look up their website and email address. The staff were very helpful and responded promptly.
Enjoy your stay!!