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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Yeonana
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

3  Thank Yan S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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

3  Thank Quinn W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

1  Thank SNevet
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

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

4  Thank rhomomit
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US$42 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$42 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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16 June 2017|
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Response from dorifuta | Reviewed this property |
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
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Tony T
24 April 2017|
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Response from Quinn W | Reviewed this property |
Hey, Tony! 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!!
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"We had the rooms at ground level in the old building and they were excellent."
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"Second floor avoids noisy neighbors upstairs. One room on the second floor is nearest to the common room."
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"Reserve well in advance, as sometimes large groups stay here."
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"Stay on the upper floor if you can to avoid noisy guests stomping above you."
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